From the amount of acts submitting to the number of stages performed on, the Dallas Comedy Festival (DCF) has grown every year since its debut in 2010. For our 2018 edition, we plan to continue that growth by opening up submissions to solo performers worldwide for the first time.
The Dallas Comedy Festival
Every March, DCF brings some of the world's best comedy acts to Dallas. Past headliners have included TJ & Dave, Tim Meadows, Susan Messing, Keegan Michael-Key, Rory Scovel, Jill Bernard, and Frank Caeti. As a DCF performer, you'll get a chance to hang out with not only the headliners but all the other acts in town for the festival. Your all-access pass also gets you into festival activities and parties, hotel discounts, and any show not sold out.
Solo Performers: How It Works
Solo performers selected for the 2018 DCF will be placed together on a team, who will be coached by a Dallas Comedy House instructor during a daytime workshop. The team will perform at DCF on either a Friday or Saturday night. If you're applying as a solo performer, you must arrive in Dallas by Friday, March 30.
The DCF committee will select solo performers based on improv experience, diversity, and location. When submitting as a solo performer, be sure and tell us about your improv experience in the bio section and why you'd like to be a part of DCF. Also, please let us know who to watch in your video submission (e.g., "I'm the person in the red shirt in this video.").
Dallas is a cosmopolitan city, and locals are always eager to show it off. The average high temperature in March is 68°F (20°C), public transportation is easily accessible in Deep Ellum, and DFW International Airport can get you here and back home quickly. If you've never visited before, we'd love to welcome you and be a part of our festival.
To submit as a solo performer for 2018 DCF, please click here. We hope to see you soon!
The Dallas Comedy House
Home to DCF and located in Deep Ellum, Dallas' art-and-entertainment district, the Dallas Comedy House (DCH) is a 12,000-square-foot training and performance facility that includes three stages (two in the main venue, one in the training center), a full food-and-drink bar, and live programming six nights a week. DCH's faculty include instructors trained at such places as The Annoyance Theatre, The iO Theater, Second City, and Upright Citizens Brigade. Classes and workshops are offered in improv, sketch, stand-up, storytelling, and sometimes even hip-hop dancing.