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Submissions for the 2020 festival will open January 1st.
Those selected will perform twice during the festival, will be listed in the program, on the poster and website, and will receive an Artist badge allowing them access to all festival shows, official after parties, an artist/industry luncheon, an artist/VVIIPP Badge Holder brunch and an artist/VIP/VVIIPP Badge Holder cocktail hour. You will not receive monetary compensation for performing at the festival, but you will get to do shows with cool headliners, network with your peers and industry, and have a good time.
We are currently confirming this year's visiting industry, but previous industry have included representatives from Just For Laughs, Funny Business Agency, The Comedy Attic, Comedy Corner Underground, Go Bananas Comedy Club, Let's Comedy, High Plains Comedy Festival, The 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, Lucille Ball Comedy Festival and the National Comedy Center.
Submission fee is $25 from 12:00 a.m. EST January 1st to 11:59 p.m. EST February 16th, and $40 from 12:00 a.m. EST February 17th to 11:59 p.m. EST March 15th. Submission fees are non-refundable.
ALL submission videos must be hosted on YouTube or Vimeo, and must be set to Public so the review panel can view them. Videos on any other format (Google Drive, Facebook Video, etc...) will not be accepted. YouTube and Vimeo only.
ALL submission videos must be at least 5 minutes long. If your video is longer than 5 minutes, please be aware that the review panel will only watch the first five minutes of your clip. Your video should be one unedited video, NOT a "best of" from several different sets.
Comics will be notified in early April as to whether they were selected or not.
Here's How To Submit.
1. Click the link below, which will take you to PayPal, where you will pay the submission fee.
2. Once you have completed payment you will be sent to a Google Form where you will fill out the necessary info, put the link to your video and answer a few questions. If it doesn't automatically redirect you to the Google Form there should be a manual link you can click at the bottom of the confirmed payment page.
3. Once you have you have successfully submitted the Google Form you will see a confirmation message on your screen that your submission was recorded and you're all set.
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT
Here's what some past visiting industry have said about Limestone.
I became an instant fan of the Limestone Comedy Festival after my first visit. Feels like a big comedy festival on an intimate scale. In addition to select quality headliners, they showcase up-and-comers from around the country (and Canada) with a focus on Midwest talent. That’s perfect for my scouting needs. There are opportunities for comedians and industry to socialize. Everyone embraces each other supportively, especially after a few afternoon microbrews. It’s all located around a town square straight out of Back to the Future in a charming college town with restaurants, bars and shops everywhere. Come to Bloomington in June, watch great comedy and avoid getting hit by a cyclist.
- Jeff Singer, Executive Programming Consultant
Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival
"Everyone who is selected for and performs at the festival is
officially passed to work at the Comedy Attic."
- Jared Thompson, Owner
The Comedy Attic
"Limestone is a festival I look forward to attending every year. The talent is always great and it’s evident that the organizers put a lot of time and energy into taking care of the comics, industry and everyone who attends a show and supports the festival. The venues, the town, and all the events outside of the actual shows make this one of
my all-around favorite fests."
- Jamison Yoder, Agent
Funny Business Entertainment Agency