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 comprises of: New Faces of Comedy (Groups 1&2), New Faces: Characters, New Faces: Canada, New Faces: Unrepped, New Faces: Creators, and brand new for 2022 - New Faces: International.

Info on the submissions process for each of the showcases can be found below!


New Faces of Comedy:

New Faces (Groups 1 & 2) showcases the best new stand-up talent in the United States. Please note that consideration for New Faces 1&2 is by invitation only.

New Faces of Comedy:

In 2022, for the first time ever we will be adding a New Faces showcase for talent based outside of Canada and the United States.


New Faces of Comedy: Unrepped

Unrepped is open for submissions from any comedian located in the United States that doesn’t have an agent or manager representing them in the industry.

New Faces of Comedy:

New Faces Canada highlights up-and-coming Canadian comedians. Please note that consideration for the New Faces Canada showcase is by invitation only.


New Faces of Comedy:

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:

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