WHERE THE HECK IS OSCODA?
Here's a link that should better help you understand this town in the northeastern lower peninsula of Michigan:
I'M A COMEDIAN; WHY AM I PAYING TO PERFORM?
Festivals aren't easy to organize. A lot of time goes into putting a festival together. More importantly, we're trying to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association, which is pretty cool. So even if you don't get accepted, consider yourself a saint. If you don't want to pay, feel free to not submit.
ARE TRAVEL AND LODGING COVERED?
No, if you are selected to perform you are responsible for your own travel expenses to and from the festival.
IS THIS A CONTEST?
No, this is not a contest. Just have fun!
IF THIS ISN'T A CONTEST, WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?
Well there are several things. First, bragging rights; only 30 comedians will be selected. Second, you will have the chance to network with other comedians from across North America. Third, you will get to expand your market as you will be performing in multiple shows for new audiences. Fourth, you get that warm fuzzy feeling of helping raise money for a great cause. I could keep going, but I think by now you get the point!
HOW LONG DOES MY VIDEO SUBMISSION NEED TO BE?
Our screening committee will only be watching the first five minutes of your video. Try to make sure your video is at least four minutes if possible, but they will only be screening the first five minutes.
IF I GET SELECTED TO PERFORM, HOW MANY SHOWCASES DO I GET?
Each comic will get two showcase shows with at least 8 minute sets each show.
WILL THERE BE ANY INDUSTRY AT THE FESTIVAL?
As much as we’d like to say yes, we can’t make any promises. Instead of spending money to bring industry we’d rather donate that money to the Alzheimer's Association. But some regional industry may decide to attend on their own and that's always welcome.
HOW MUCH IS THE SUBMISSION FEE?
$20 (USD) That’s right, the fees do not go up as the deadline for submissions get closer.
WHEN IS THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE?
The festival submission deadline is FRIDAY FEBRUARY 1st, 2019.
WILL I BE REFUNDED IF I DON'T GET SELECTED?
No refunds will be given. Please note once again that profit from this festival will be going to the Alzheimer's Association.