Rogue Island Comedy Festival is now accepting submissions from comics! The 2017 festival takes place Oct 5-8, 2017 in Newport, Rhode Island.

- None of your submission dollars are used to produce or promote the shows you perform on. Comic submission dollars are used solely to ensure the presence of industry professionals at each and every event during the festival. Again, we do not use your money to produce our shows. We have established many great sponsor relationships and we have a fantastic creative team that produces each show with amazing detail and care. 

- We are absolutely, 100% a non-competitive event. Every show is in a showcase format and produced to the hilt to set you up for success before you’ve even grabbed the mic from the stand. 

- The festival is designed not only to showcase your talent in packed out theaters and large alternative rooms, but also to provide ample time to network with your peers and network directly with our industry guests. 


Over the course of several nights of packed out shows, you will have the opportunity not only to showcase your talent for industry professionals, but also for a diverse, open-minded audience. We want you to have the opportunity to network and further your career, and have a lot of fun in Asheville while you’re doing it!

Please note that submission to this festival does not guarantee entry. Submissions will close on May 21st, and selected performers will be notified by the end of May.