The Turnpike Comedy Festival 2022 Begins!

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The Turnpike Comedy Festival Is Back At Our New Club!!

Comedy Therapy’s Comedy Club & Annabella’s Kitchen 144 Washington Street Newark, NJ 07102

August 22nd to 28th, 2022.

All Mics, Workshops and Shows are Live In-Person!

7 Open Mics
4 Workshops
7 Comedy Shows
70 Performer Spots

Submissions: Open Now Through July 31st, 2022

Early Submission Fee: $15 ~ Ends July 11th

Submissions Fee: $20 ~ Ends July 29th

Late Submission Fee: $25 ~ Ends July 31st

Notifications Continuous as Accepted

Final Notification Date: August 1st, 2022 10pm EST

Weekly Updates on ComedyTherapyLive Podcast

For More Details go to Festival Information Below

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Welcome to

The Turnpike Comedy Festival

The Turnpike Comedy Festival Begins August 22nd, 2022!

The Turnpike Comedy Festival is seeking to find the most amazing up and coming tri-state area talent. For 7 days this live comedy event will present the most diverse group of comics in an industry / audience event. The festival is open to any comedy artist in the fields of Stand‐Up, Storytelling, Sketch, and Improv. 

Festival Details

August 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 2022

Comedy Therapy Comedy Club & Annabella’s Kitchen
144 Washington Stree Newark, NJ 07102

Produced by: Comedy Theraphy NJ

The festival will present 7 nights of comedy, 7 shows, featuring top talent and rising stars.

70 spots are open for performers. All 70 performers will be recorded to be broadcast via a festival special online streaming platform. 90 days after the release of the special the performers will receive a copy of their performance.
All performers selected must make themselves available for a Podcast interview on a Tuesday at 3pm EST August 2nd, 9th, 16th, or 23rd 2022.

All performers will get 1 complimentary guest ticket to the thier show (2 item minimum still applies). In addition all selected performers will receive a friends and family ticket code to reduce the ticket prices for their guests.

Awards and Prizes will be announced soon, so check back often.

The contest is open to anyone who has not filmed a special for Netflix, HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central, Amazon Prime, or the BBC.

Registration

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN!

Submissions: Open Now Through July 31st, 2022

Early Submission Fee: $15 ~ Ends July 11th

Submissions Fee: $20 ~ Ends July 29th

Late Submission Fee: $25 ~ Ends July 31st

Notifications are Continuous as Accepted

Final Notification Date: August 1st, 2022 10pm EST

Weekly Updates on ComedyTherapyLive Podcast

Lineup Announced Here Same Day

A Turnpike Comedy Festival Account must be created to submit. Selections are at the sole discretion of the festival; all submissions are final and non-refundable. If you are selected and your status changes between selection and the contest, the festival producers reserve the right to remove you from the spot. All decisions of the producers are final. If selected all housing and transportation will be the sole responsibility of the artist.

1) Click on Submission Button Above

2) Fill Out the Submission Form & Submit

3) Pay Your Submission Fee

4) Send You Headshot to info@turnpikecomedyfestival.com

 

Open Mics

Open Mic

BRICK CITY OPEN MIC
TPCF EDDITION

Monday August 22nd 6pm Est
$0 ~ 1 Item Minimum
Comics & Audience Welcome
12 Comics ~ 5 Minute Sets
Hosted By: TBA

Open Mic

BRICK CITY OPEN MIC
TPCF EDDITION

Tuesday August 23rd 6pm Est
$0 ~ 1 Item Minimum
Comics & Audience Welcome
12 Comics ~ 5 Minute Sets
Hosted By: TBA

Open Mic

BRICK CITY OPEN MIC
TPCF EDDITION

Wednesday August 24th 6pm Est
$0 ~ 1 Item Minimum
Comics & Audience Welcome
12 Comics ~ 5 Minute Sets
Hosted By: TBA

Open Mic

BRICK CITY OPEN MIC
TPCF EDDITION

Thursday August 25th 5pm Est
$0 ~ 1 Item Minimum
Comics & Audience Welcome
12 Comics ~ 5 Minute Sets
Hosted By: TBA

Open Mic

BRICK CITY OPEN MIC
TPCF EDDITION

Friday August 26th 6pm Est
$0 ~ 1 Item Minimum
Comics & Audience Welcome
12 Comics ~ 5 Minute Sets
Hosted By: TBA

Open Mic

BRICK CITY OPEN MIC
TPCF EDDITION

Saturday August 27th 6pm Est
$0 ~ 1 Item Minimum
Comics & Audience Welcome
12 Comics ~ 5 Minute Sets
Hosted By: TBA

Open Mic

BRICK CITY OPEN MIC
TPCF EDDITION

Sunday August 28th 3pm Est
$0 ~ 1 Item Minimum
Comics & Audience Welcome
12 Comics ~ 5 Minute Sets
Hosted By: TBA

Comedy Workshops

Festival Welcome Reception

Monday August 22nd 3pm EST

Jim Mendrinos & JohnG

Social Media Seminar

Monday August 22nd  3pm EST

Host TBA

Acting for Comedians

Tuesday August 23rd 4pm EST

Mary Kennedy & Paul Jacek

Women in Comedy

Saturday August 27th 12pm EST

Host TBA

Writing Seminar

Saturday August 27th 2pm EST

Jim Mendrinos

Festival After Party

Sunday August 28th 10:30pm

Jim Mendrinos & JohnG

Comedy Shows

Monday Night Funnies

Monday August 22nd 7pm
Greenwich Village Comedy Club

MC – Stuart Gibbel
Headliner – Mary Kennedy

Featured Performers
This Could Be You

Festival Show Day 1

Monday August 22nd 8pm

MC – TBA
Headliner – TBA

Featured Performers
This Could Be You

Festival Show Day 2

Tuesday August 23rd 8pm

MC – TBA
Headliner – Mary Kennedy

Featured Performers
This Could Be You

Festival Show Day 3

Wednesday August 24th 8pm

MC – TBA
Headliner – TBA

Featured Performers
This Could Be You

Festival Show Day 4

Thursday August 25th 6pm

MC – TBA
Headliner – TBA

Featured Performers
This Could Be You

The Bonchinchi con

Thursday August 25th 8pm

MC – TBA
Headliner – TBA

Featured Performers
This Could Be You

Festival Show Day 5

Friday August 26th 8pm

MC – TBA
Headliner – TBA

Featured Performers
This Could Be You

Festival Show Day 6

Saturday August 27th 8pm

MC – TBA
Headliner – TBA

Featured Performers
This Could Be You

Carrot Cake & Comedy

Sunday August 28th 5pm

Hosted By Marjani Jones

Featured Performers
This Could Be You

Festival Show Day 7

Sunday August 28th 8pm

MC – TBA
Headliner – TBA

Featured Performers
This Could Be You