SUBMISSION FAQs

When can I submit?

Limited submissions for Big Pine 2021 are open now.

Big Pine 2022 will be held 2x annually. Submissions for stand up & musical comedy for our 2022 events are open now.

All fees are non-refundable. Thank you for your donation and support of the art community. Be sure to watch Big Pine on social media for discounts and promotions.

Fees:
BPCF 2021 Open Submissions - $21
BPCF 2022 Open Submissions - $27

Will industry be invited to the festival?

Yes. Big Pine is dedicated to providing a strong industry presence each year. Accepted performers will each receive a minimum of one set at a Big Pine Industry Showcase. Please check our industry page to view last year’s attendees.

What if I’m accepted?

Big Pine performers receive one industry showcase with visiting Industry professionals. Available performers may receive podcast/video guest spots, additional stage time, and private access to Industry only events. Acceptance also includes daily free meal opportunities, accommodation discounts, festival swag, and access to all networking events and Industry panels.

Set times may vary. Stand Up/Musical Comedy sets range from 5-15 minutes.

Do I have to submit clean material?

Absolutely not! We welcome all versions of comedy from clean to down and dirty. However, if you have a clean set of 10 minutes or more, please be sure to check the appropriate box on the submission form as this may result in additional opportunities for stage time.

I already submitted, but have a new video? Can I send you a new link?

Yes. Due to the volume for submissions each year, performers must complete a NEW submission for each new link submitted to our judges.

Best of Fest?

Festival performers are eligible to win one of the coveted Best of Fest awards at the Big Pine Best of Fest ceremony. Big Pine strives to give away as many paid opportunities as possible. Past opportunities include paid time at Stand Up Live (AZ), Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy (AZ), HaHa Comedy Club (CA), Laugh Boston (MA), John Tobin Presents (MA & CT), Laughs Unlimited (CA), Harvey’s (OR), LA Comedy Club (NV), Orpheum Theatre (AZ), The Stand (NY) and a Radio/Media spot with Laugh At Me (AZ). Check out the former Best of Fest Winners here (link).

In 2019 Big Pine Comedy Festival, Inc., launched the Big Pine Road Scholar Program. Each year, one performer will be awarded the Big Pine Road Scholar fund of $1,000.

What are you looking for in video submission?

We want to see funny! A stand-up video should be no less than five minutes in length. Videos should be hosted on YouTube and be marked non-private. Judges need to be able to easily hear and see your act. Please consider the following when submitting a video:

  1. Start with you. We don’t want to see the host/MC.
  2. Judges will watch 3-5 minutes of your submission. No more. Don’t save your best material until the end.
  3. Submission videos with inactive links, expired links, or videos marked to private will be ineligible.
  4. We do not accept “Best of” or “Highlight” reels.
  5. We need to see and hear you. It doesn’t have to be a masterpiece. As long as we can hear and see you, phone recordings are ok. Please be sure to turn your phone horizontally. Also, be sure whomever is filming you rests the camera on something steady.