Important Dates


Feb 1 Submission Fees  Increase
Mar 1 Submissions Fees Increase
Apr 1 Submissions Close
April 15 Comedians Notified
May 1  Line Up Announced. 

Latest News


The Festival will be held Aug 21-25 in multiple venues around  Louisville, KY.

The festival is on Social Media


Facebook Page: Midwest Queer Comedy Festival
Latest updates right in your feed!  

Instagram: @mqcfest
Pictures, and  funny things.  Updates weekly.  

Twitter: @mqcfest
Live updates as things happen.  Also retweets of funny people.  

About 2019

A message from Executive Producer Dwayne Duke

            The 2018 Festival was a raging success and we’ve decided to do it again. The Midwest Queer Comedy Festival (MQCF) will return in 2019! Next time we’re moving the party to LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY! 

        Why Louisville? The festival has always been designed to rotate through different cities, to expose as many people to different comedic voices. According to the Midwestern Traveler
Louisville, Ky., is a Midwest-Southern hybrid. It’s the 16th largest city in the United States and the considered the 5th largest in the Midwest. Derby City has a rich diversity, and a warm and inviting community, and is ranked in the top 20 cities with a gay population. St. Louis, Mo, Chicago, IL, Nashville, TN, and Indianapolis, IN are all within 300 miles of the city. 

       Dates and details for submissions, featured performers and other important information wil be coming very soon. Can’t wait to see you all in Derby City next year!

Dwayne Duke
Executive Producer,
Midwest Queer Comedy Festival.