The festival is always hosted by Maine’s classic New England resort, The Bethel Inn Resort (, with over 200 acres, 18 hole championship golf course, outdoor heated pool, fitness center, saunas, 2 restaurants with a great bar, lakehouse swimming and boating, cliff jumping (at your own risk), and the resort is surrounded by mountains, lakes and rivers on all sides.

This is NOT a competition-style festival, we believe in creating comedy family with seriously funny people from all over the world. The Maine Comedy festival is like going to an adult summer camp at a swanky resort, and a weekend-long party vibe with hilarious people!

Every year we have have an equal number of female and male comics and from all over the country. There are clearly just as many funny women as there are men. We often will invite more applicants to submit so that we keep that ratio even. Funny ladies, please don’t be shy to apply, we never want it to end up being a giant meat-fest!

How your submission funds are used: Its simple, we don’t have a lot of sponsors, your dollars goes toward paying for comic accommodations, advertising, and general operating expenses.


  • To submit, you should seriously ask yourself if you have a SOLID 20-25 minute set in order to perform at MCF. Your submission tape does not have to be 20-25 minutes long, but you have to know you have a solid 20 in you to be considered for the fest. If you can honestly say you meet that 1 requirement, then please SUBMIT!
  • Your reel should be a minimum of 10 minutes long and ONLY on-line submissions are accepted. Final selections are tough but we want you to know that absolutely every reel submitted is viewed by our board.
  • Not everyone who submits gets chosen. Submissions are non-refundable, so make sure you’re eligible before you submit.
  • In the “video” field, do not use the “embed” code – use the URL for the video.

Early submission deadline 4/15/14 – $30.00
Regular submission deadline 6/15/14 – $50.00
Late submission deadline 6/15/14 – $75.00

Selections will be announced on this web site on or before 6/30/14.

Submit Now!

To submit, please start by entering your video reel URL below and clicking the Buy Now button. You will be taken to a purchase screen within Paypal.

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