Mar 2021

Nextfest 2021: Sketch Comedy Showcase Submission Call

A person performs their comedy routine in front of an audience.


PRESENTED BY Don’t Not Talk to Strangers


Title of Showcase: Return of the Sketch Comedy Showcase: 52 Weeks Later: The Covid Squeakquel: Lost in New York Edmonton

Don’t Not Talk to Strangers (DNTTS) is at it again… we’re hosting the virtual Sketch Comedy Showcase for Nextfest 2021, eager to show off the biggest and brightest in Edmonton’s sketch comedy scene! We will be compiling video sketches from Edmonton-based groups and then the entire showcase will be streamed on Wednesday, June 9- one special night in the middle of the festival that our audiences will be able to enjoy. Last year in Nextfest 2020,  we had a terrific turnout and an overwhelmingly positive response to the showcase… we wanna come back with a bang and we need your help!


What to Submit: A recorded video sketch under 5 min

Disclaimer: The “under 5 min” rule is subject to change depending on interest levels from the sketch groups. Thank you for understanding.

How to Submit:

Send video file to thedntts@gmail.com as a .MOV or .MP4 file format. If the file is too large to email, please We Transfer it to us via our email.

FAQ: Can our sketch group perform our sketch live?

DNTTS is not able to feature groups doing their sketches live, but feel free to record your sketch or collect one your group’s already recorded

Deadline for submissions: April 12, 2021

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at thedntts@gmail.com.


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