Join the Key & Peele Writing Staff at Out of Bounds!

The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival is proud to announce that they will be presenting an improv showcase featuring the WGA Award winning writing staff of this landmark show as well as a Q&A panel. The Key & Peele writers all have improv chops. They use their improv skill in the writer’s room which is what helps give Key & Peele its unique voice. Many of the KP Writers got their starts at … [Read More...]


Step One: Submission Fee

Before you do anything, we require the submission fee of $30 Enter your act/troupe name and click the pay button to be redirected to the PayPal site. Entering your act name just makes it easier to find your payment if there’s an issue.
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Accepted acts/groups will get:

  • A Performer’s Pass good for free entry to any two shows, including headliners
  • A deeply discounted Pass Upgrade for entry to all shows
  • A free official 2014 t-shirt
  • A discounted rate on downtown hotel accommodations
  • Discounts on local restaurant and bars in close proximity to festival venues
  • Automatic entry in the OoB Miniature Golf Tournament
  • Advance opportunities to sign up for workshops. See last year’s workshops.
  • Publicity on our web site and press packets
  • Access to discounted advertising
  • At least one performance spot in one of the nation’s biggest independent comedy festivals
  • An excuse to come to Austin, TX
  • Opportunities to perform in other pick-up shows like  ZEDtalks, Maestro, Fancy Pants Mashup, Stool Pigeon, various jams, etc.

Items to be submitted:

  • Proof of Paypal Payment (transaction ID, receipt #…see above)
  • Completed Submissions Form
  • A link to a  video of a live performance of a recent performance (20 minutes minimum for sketch & improv, 5 minutes minimum for standup.) The clips can be longer than this, but have to be at least the minimum. Filmed sketches and other fully-edited videos are not accepted. Please make sure that at least 75% of the performers in the video would be performing in the festival.
  • A quality digital photo (at least 500px wide, JPEG,PNG, PDF, or TIFF format) of your ensemble to be used by Out of Bounds for promotional purposes & trading cards, should your act be chosen to perform. Close-ups are preferred.
  • Any additional press materials you would like included in our publicity packet.
  • Early Applications must be in by Mar. 24th, 2015 at 11:59pm. Late registration applications go until April 30th at 11:59pm.