RED CLAY PERFORMER SUBMISSIONS

Submissions for The 7th Annual Red Clay Comedy Festival will open May 15th, 2022 and close August 22nd 2022. The festival will take place in Atlanta, GA November 10-13, 2022. Below you will find screenshots on how to navigate the submission information process.

Each comedian selected to perform will receive:

-Professional video shoot of one set that you own

-at least 3 shows

-Discounted Lodging 

-Festival gear (shirt, gift bag…)

-Dinners, stocked artist greenroom(s), plenty to drink (booze and non booze) and Saturday brunch

-Daytime activities (TBA)

-Transportation credits thru Lyft to and from shows

-Professional headshot session (if desired)

-Professional audio recording of at least 1 set that could possibly get into paid rotation on SiriusXM comedy channels

-Plenty of parties and more TBA!

 

SUBMISSION CHECKLIST:

-5 minute video of you performing your act***

-Contact information

 

***TIPS FOR THE BEST VIDEO SUBMISSION:

-Do not send password protected videos

-Your video can be up to 5 minutes long

-If the video you send is longer than 5 minutes, we only guarantee the first 5 minutes will be watched/considered

-No need to add a long host intro with their jokes about you or your credits! That counts toward your 5 mins so try to have the video start with your act. 

SELECTIONS WILL GO OUT BY SEPTEMBER 15TH

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SCREENSHOTS OF THE SUBMISSION
PROCESS:

Once you arrive at the submission page, scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Get Tickets":

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Then select quantity click and "add to cart":

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Then click the checkout button at the bottom right of the page to go to your cart:

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Here you will be in the cart. Then click "proceed to checkout":

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Here you will submit payment and all your submission information: 

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A NOTE FROM THE FESTIVAL PRODUCERS RE: PAYING TO SUBMIT TO COMEDY FESTIVALS:

Here are some thoughts on comedy festival submissions, why we charge and why we respect your opinion regardless of how you feel about the idea. 

 

We hate the idea of paying to submit to festivals. For real. It doesn't seem fair and feels like the festival is ripping you off while the producers are getting rich off of hard working comedians. While we can't speak for other festivals, we can tell you that getting rich could not be further from what happens here. In fact to date, Red Clay is in the hole over $10k after 6 years of producing the festival. Why are we telling you that? Just to assure you that we are not just pocketing your submission money.  EVERY DIME from submissions, sponsors and ticket sales go into producing the festival. Maybe one day we will make bank doing this and can make it rain your submission money on the S.S. Red Clay, but not today. If that day ever comes, you're all invited.

The money that comes in from your submissions mainly goes toward paying industry professionals to watch nearly a hundred hours of videos while taking notes and narrowing the field and ultimately selecting the performers who will be invited to the festival. IF there is any left over, that money goes toward making the performer experience as fun and rewarding as we can possibly make it. 

 

Speaking of submission viewers, EVERY tape will be watched by comedy industry professionals not associated with the production of Red Clay who are not comedians themselves. The producers of Red Clay do not watch tapes or make any decision on submitted comedians. We do this to ensure a fair assessment, as we ourselves are comedians and don't want to shit where we eat. Our industry professionals include late night TV bookers, comedy club bookers from around the country, talent managers, agents and more. All of which will be watching tapes of comedians they themselves do not have any personal ties or professional dealings with to ensure a fair assessment of tapes to the best of our ability.

 

If you still don't believe in paying for a festival submission, that is totally fair! We won't talk shit about you for it...

 

 

NOTE: Submission and payment of submission fee does not guarantee selection into the festival. There are no refunds on submission fees for any reason.