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The Turnpike Comedy Festival Is Back!!

July 22nd to 25th, 2021.

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

4 Open Mics
4 Workshops
6 Comedy Shows
60 Performer Spots

Submissions: Open Now Through July 15th, 2021

Early Submission Fee: $25 ~ Ends June 20th

Submissions Fee: $30 ~ Ends July 10th

Late Submission Fee: $40 ~ Ends July 15th

Notifications Continuous as Accepted

Final Notification Date: July 20th, 2021 5pm 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 July 22nd, 2021!

The Turnpike Comedy Festival is seeking to find the most amazing up and coming tri-state area talent. For 4 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

July 22nd, 23rd, 24th, & 25th, 2021

Central Park Bar – Restaurant – Sushi 2401 N. Wood Ave Roselle, NJ 07203.

Produced by: Comedy Theraphy NJ

The festival will present 4 nights of comedy, 6 shows, featuring top talent and rising stars.

60 spots are open for performers. All 60 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 between June 8th and July 20th, 2021.

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

SUBBMISSIONS ARE OPEN!

Submissions: Open Now Through July 15th, 2021

Early Submission Fee: $25 ~ Ends June 20th

Submissions Fee: $30 ~ Ends July 10th

Late Submission Fee: $40 ~ Ends July 15th

Notifications are Continuous as Accepted

Final Notification Date: July 20th, 2021 5pm 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

 

Live Open Mics

Open Mic

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$0 ~ 1 Item / Comics & Audience Welcome

Thursday July 22nd 5pm Est

10 Comics ~ 5 Minute

Open Mic

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$0 ~ 1 Item / Comics & Audience Welcome

Friday July 23rd
5pm Est

10 Comics ~ 5 Minute

Open Mic

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$0 ~ 1 Item / Comics & Audience Welcome

Saturday July 24th
5pm Est

10 Comics ~ 5 Minute

Open Mic

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$0 ~ 1 Item / Comics & Audience Welcome

Sunday July 25th
5pm Est

10 Comics ~ 5 Minute

Comedy Workshops

Festival Welcome

Thursday July 22nd

 3pm EST

Jim Mendrinos & JohnG

Writing Workshop

Friday July 23rd

3pm EST

Jim Mendrinos

Hosting Workshop

Saturday July 24th

3pm EST

Mark Riccadonna

Live Comedy Shows

Ritch Shydner - A History of Stand Up Comedy

Thursday July 22nd 7pm

Ritch Shydner

Comedy Battle Royal

Friday July 23rd 9:30pm

MC – Jim Mendrinos
TBA – Headliner

Featured Performers
TBA

Festival Show Day 4

Sunday July 25th 7pm

MC – JohnG
Headliner – Jim Mendrinos

Featured Performers
Brett Singer
Catherine Cowin
John Fox
Kristen Seltman
Matthew Dietz
Regina Winemiller
Elizabeth Lopez
Badar Tareen
Walter Gottlieb
Casey Bauer

Festival Show Day 1

Thursday July 22nd 9:30pm

MC – JohnG
Headliner – Jim Mendrinos

Featured Performers
Bill Lake
Goldberg
James Mac
Jordan Fried
Randall Donovan
Aiden Kelly
Mike Cotayo

Festival Show Day 3

Saturday July 24th 7pm

MC – JohnG
Headliner – Mark Ricadonna

Featured Performers
Ben Green
Dani Riedel
Derek Hickey
Emily Paige
Meghan Patenaude
Ralph Anthony
Katz
Stuart Gibbel
Ying
Reuben Wolf
Josh Di Donato

Festival After Party

Sunday July 25th 9:30pm

Hosted By

Jim Mendrinos & JohnG

All Comics Welcome

Festival Show Day 2

Friday July 23rd 7pm

MC – JohnG
Headliner – Jim Mendrinos

Featured Performers
Amanda Cacace
James DeSalvo
Jay Yoder
Kristine Knowlton
Ry Dempsey
Sekou Bourne
Victoria Plummer
Carolynn Minchon
Swathi A. K.

Comedy Pajama Party

Saturday July 24th 9:30pm

MC – Emily Paige
TBA – Headliner

Featured Performers
TBA