NEW FACES OF COMEDY 2023

New faces
Of comedy

The New Faces of Comedy showcases have catapulted the careers of so many of today’s most celebrated comedians. For over twenty years, it has been an unmissable part of our Montreal Festival, giving the most promising undiscovered talent an exclusive platform to launch their careers. This has resulted in the New Faces of Comedy series being the most impactful comedy showcase in the world.

The list of previous performers reads as a who’s who of the comedy world: Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Ali Wong, John Mulaney, Michelle Wolf, Kumail Nanjiani, Chelsea Peretti, Nikki Glaser, Gabriel Iglesias, Hannibal Buress, Colin Jost, Hasan Minhaj and many, many more.

The New Faces of Comedy series comprised of: New Faces of Comedy (Groups 1&2), New Faces Characters, New Faces Canada, New Faces Unrepped, New Faces Creators, and New Faces International.

New Faces Of Comedy : Group 1&2

New Faces 1 & 2

New Faces (Groups 1 & 2) showcases the best new stand-up talent in the United States. Come see the genuinely thrilling moment a young comedian steps up and becomes a star!

Please note that consideration for New Faces 1 & 2 is by invitation only.​

New Faces Of Comedy : International

New Faces International

Following it’s highly successful launch in 2022, New Faces International is returning in 2023 to showcase more of the most exciting new talent from around the world. Please note that New Faces International is not open to submissions from comedians from Canada or the United States.

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New Faces Of Comedy : Unrepped

New Faces Unrepped

Comedians located in the United States that are not represented by an agent or manager are eligible to submit. The deadline for submissions is April 30th at 11:59 PM, PST. Submissions prior to the deadline are always encouraged and welcome!

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New Faces Of Comedy : Canada

New Faces Canada

New Faces Canada highlights up-and-coming Canadian comedians.

Please note that consideration for New Faces Canada is by invitation only.​

New Faces Of Comedy : Characters

New Faces Characters

New Faces Characters showcases the best new character comedians in the United States.

Please note that consideration for New Faces Characters is by invitation only.​

New Faces Of Comedy : Creators

New Faces Creators

New Faces Creators showcases the best new comedic voices who are writing, performing, directing and/or producing content.

Submission guidelines and details are coming soon.
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Looking for information on the 2023 Stand Up & Pitch or Eat My Shorts Submissions? Details coming soon!