Video Submission


I can’t stress the importance of your video! Make sure the video you give us is a good video. The better the video, the better your chances. There is a very good chance you will not get picked for the festival if your video is sideways, shot on a phone in the back of the room by your friend laughing like a nut, the audio is very bad, or if it is not on a tripod. We would like your video to be at least 5 minutes long. If you send in a video shorter than 5 minutes it better be great. The video can be longer, but we will only be watching the first 5 minutes and no more than 5 minutes. If you have a 2 minute interview or intro or something that is not your standup, that means that less of your standup will be reviewed and that will hurt your chances of getting selected for The World Series of Comedy. It is okay to send a video that has been edited. The video doesn’t have to be edited, but it is okay to do so.


Your video must be submitted to us as a YouTube or Vimeo link. If your video is given to us any other way, it will not be reviewed. You will be able to paste your video link into the registration form. Please make sure your video link works and it goes to the video you want us to watch. Make sure it is not unlisted. There are several of us watching your video and we may not watch your video for months after you register. So, do not add a new video of you getting high with your friends after you register. If you do, that will be the video we will watch and that won’t get you selected.


You can only send us a new video link if you were not chosen for the Satellite you submitted for. This means that if you’re picked as one of the top 40 for the Satellite you chose, then the video we used for that Satellite is also the video we will use for The Main Event. If you pick a Satellite and are not picked as one of the top 40 for that Satellite, you will be able to resubmit a different video link for The Main Event in September. This video link for The Main Event must be to us by August 11, 2019.