Attention all Podcasts, Stand-up Comedians, Improv acts, and Filmmakers! Sign up for the 2019 Everything is Awesome HEADstrong Comedy Festival 

Hey there! We’re gearing up for the THIRD Everything is Awesome podiversary, which means it’s time for another one-day festival! We’re changing a few things up this—most notably, the organization we’re partnering with to raise funds for. This year, we’re partnering with the HEADstrong Foundation ( HEADstrong is not only closer in terms of where their headquarters are located, but they also mean more to me personally.
For those unfamiliar with this event, it started out as a way for Everything is Awesome to celebrate its anniversary, but turned into a way to raise money for cancer awareness when the host’s (and festival organizer’s) uncle lost his battle with cancer. There’s a lot more to the story—feel free to email to get the whole thing. HEADstrong supports the University of Pennsylvania Hospital and the families with loved ones affected with this terrible disease.

This year, we are proud to partner with them and put together THE 2019 EVERYTHING IS AWESOME HEADSTRONG COMEDY FESTIVAL. Once again, those familiar with the previous years we’ve put together this event will notice COMEDY instead of PODCAST.

We’re opening up the doors for stand-up, improv, and films to be showcased during this event. In doing so, we’ve ensured that we still add an extra show to this year’s lineup; this also means that podcasting makes up over 50% of the festival and, aside from raising money for cancer awareness, is still the focal point of this festival.


  • Performances will be held on January 27th, 2019
  • Our venues are donating their space, so admission to performances at those venues will be free.
  • You are welcome to sell merchandise as long as it’s made perfectly clear that it’s not benefiting HEADstrong (unless you are planning on donating proceeds to the organization, you angel you).
  • We will be doing everything we can to promote the shows, performances, and festival—including printing posters and postcards. It is EXTREMELY helpful for selected performers to help distribute them. For podcasts, we’ll have an audio ad produced that you can easily drop into your show.
  • YOU are in the best position to bring out your audience.
  • There is a very good chance we’ll have more applications than space available for EVERY podcast, comedian, filmmaker, etc. We are very familiar with all the talented creators and artists in the Greater Philadelphia Area and will have to make tough programming choices. We will be looking at each performer that submits an application and will be looking at variety, quality, and representation of people of color, LGBTQIA+, women, etc.
  • Everything is Awesome is committed to making and maintaining an inclusive, welcoming space for podcasters, comedians, creators, listeners, and people of all types. To that end, racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, and other related material is unwelcome. We reserve the right to disregard applications that promote hate. We also reserve the right to take a performer off the schedule if we find the promotion of hate after the fact.

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