In the Spotlight today is the 27th bi-annual LA Comedy Festival (LA Comedy Fest), celebrating hilarious filmmakers and performers that are raising the bar and delivering unique content. LA Comedy Fest regularly attracts some of the biggest names in comedy and provides ample opportunity for gifted storytellers to share their wares on a prominent platform.

LA Comedy Fest invites all forms of funny from shorts, television pilots, and sketch comedy to feature-length films, web series, animated projects, music videos and live acts. LA Comedy Fest is frequently attended by representatives from NBC, CBS, ABC, HBO, Comedy Central, CAA, Circle of Confusion, Jimmy Kimmel Live and other heavyweights throughout the entertainment industry.

Past participants at LA Comedy Fest include Beck Bennett and Kyle Mooney (Saturday Night Live), comedy troupe the Birthday Boys (IFC), Donald Glover (Atlanta, Childish Gambino), and Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins (Trophy Wife, Blackish, Carol’s Second Act). In addition to its formidable ability to launch previously unknown talents toward success, LA Comedy has cultivated an impressive lineup of instantly recognizable talent to screen their comedy work, including Richard Dreyfuss, Henry Winkler, Seth Meyers, Cheryl Hines, Howie Mandel, Michael Richards, Cheri Oteri, Amy Smart, Fred Willard, Christopher Lloyd, Jon Heder, Jason Alexander, Busy Phillips, Jane Lynch and many, many more.

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LA Comedy Festival’s dually emphasizes the discovery and promotion of great comedic talent to both the entertainment industry and the LA public, as well as showcasing the works of seasoned professionals and well-known stars.


LA Comedy Festival supports festival alum and the LA comedy scene through LACF365, a year round program for storytellers to work on their craft and grow their fan base. LACF365 features film screenings, sketch comedy groups, improv troupes and stand-up comics. LA Comedy Fest is the partner festival to the LA Indie Film Festival, which is currently in its 16th season. The LA Film Festivals family has since expanded to 12 independent film festivals, including LA Women in Film Fest, LA Black Film Fest, LA Asian Film Fest, LA Latinx Film Fest, LA Queer Film Fest, LA Horror Film Fest, LA Action Film Fest, LA Sci-Fi Film Fest, LA Animation Film Fest, and LA Student Film Fest. For more information visit our website.

No matter the style of comedy, LA Comedy Fest wants to see your project – submit your film, web series, music video, TV pilot or live comedy act today!

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