Monday noon to 6PM
Tuesday to Friday noon to 8PM
Festival Submission Guidelines
English-speaking comedians interested in performing at the 2017 Just For Laughs Festival must email a direct web link* to a current, live performance (6 to 7 minutes) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Videos must be uploaded to an online site such as YouTube or Vimeo and should not be password protected. Please do not send multiple links to various performances or links to a general web/profile page – we will only accept ONE performance per artist, per submission period. So just send us to your best one. We will NOT accept file attachments, file download requests, or unsolicited DVD submissions. Just assume we're tech-challenged. Most people already do.
Please also include the following information along with your submission:
- Full name
- Email address
- Phone number
- City of residence
- Music Comedy
- Sketch / Characters
- Variety (except Street Performers, including buskers and circus acts: please contact Catherine Girard-Lantagne email@example.com)
The performance should be unedited – do not send a montage of multiple performances combined into one clip, or a general demo, or an acting reel. The video should consist of one complete, stand-alone performance of you being as funny as your mom tells you that you are, and it should be filmed in front of a live audience. And please make sure we can see and hear you properly – “found footage” might make horror movies scarier, but it doesn't make comedy tapes funnier.
Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2017, after which point certain candidates may be invited to live auditions. Please note that, given the volume of submissions we receive, only performers who have been selected to showcase will be contacted.