40 for 40 Fest
40 for 40 Fest
The 40 for 40 Fest celebrates 40 years of continued LAUGHS – August 5th through 9th, 2020.
We’re bringing together 40 of the nation’s funniest comedians to help us celebrate Laughs Unlimited’s 40th Anniversary! Use the form below to submit; all fields are required. Video Links can be YouTube, Vimeo, or Google Drive. Please make sure it is the correct link! If we receive the wrong link, we won’t be able to include you in judging. Check out the fest FAQs just below.
40 for 40 Fest FAQs
As long as you are funny, we invite all levels of comics to submit. Be sure to include au un-edited, 5 minute YouTube or Vimeo video link in your submission. We are currently accepting all stand-up, podcast, musical comedy, and show submissions. Follow 40/40 on Facebook for updates. Submissions close May 4th, don’t wait. 40/40 lineup will be announced on/before June 1st.
Please note: Submissions with incomplete payments will be disqualified. Submission videos with incomplete/invalid links will be disqualified. Submission fees are nonrefundable.
The 40/40 Fest runs Wednesday, August 5th through Sunday August 9th. Selected performers receive stage time at the historic Laughs Unlimited Comedy Club and Lounge, and a minimum of one set in-front of our panel of invited industry professionals. In addition, the 40 for 40 Fest includes additional opportunities for stage time (based on scheduling & availability), discounts on accommodations and food & beverages around Old Town Sacramento, VIP badges gaining access to all fest events, industry meet n’ greets, panels & workshops, daily performer events, fest swag, after parties and more! Set lengths vary from 5-15 minutes.
40/40 Industry panels include national club, festival, & independent bookers, manager & agent representation, local celebrities, and special guests.
The 40 for 40 Fest includes an annual Best of Fest Award(s). Winners may receive paid work at Laughs Unlimited, and/or from other visiting national clubs & festivals. Winners will be selected from a cumulative score from industry, production and staff and will be announced on the final day of the festival.
We’re sorry you weren’t selected to be part of the 40/40 lineup. There’s always next year. Although we don’t have a spot for you on the official lineup, all submitting performers are encouraged to attend the 40/40 fest August 5th-9th. All submitting performers will receive a complimentary comedian wristband providing access to all panels, workshops, networking events & meet n greets, fest open mics, and after parties. These educational opportunities/events are priceless and we hope you consider joining us.