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Want to perform at the 2016 Ventura Comedy Festival?  

If you would like to perform in the festival, please email the following information to


Showcases/themes you would like to be considered for:
Are you going to compete in the Ventura Comedy Competition?

Video/Web Link:
If you do not have a web page, please send us a headshot & short bio:

Festival Showcases/Themes:
Latino All Stars, Bad Girls of Comedy, Clean Comedy, Black Friday, Rainbow Comedy, Road Warriors, Legends of Comedy, The Dirty Dozen, New Faces, and International Comedy Show, Headliner Showcase, with more to come.
There is no charge to submit yourself for any of these shows.

  See the schedule for the most up to date shows and descriptions!

Ventura Comedy Competition
Preliminary rounds are on Sundays and Wednesdays in July 2016 at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club. Judges will choose comedians from each preliminary round to send a total of 48 people to the  semi-final rounds held during the festival. Eight contestants will move on to the Saturday final contest. The Ventura Comedy Competition winner will receive $1500, comedy bookings at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club, J.R.’s Comedy Club, and much more!  Second place will receive $500.

In order to be considered to paticipate in The Ventua Comedy Competition, there is a non-refundable $25 entry fee.  Do not pay the $25 fee, if you do not want to, or can not compete in the Ventura Comedy Competition, please see our online schedule for a complete and most up-to-date Contest Schedule.
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We look forward to your submissions and the opportunity to make the 2016 Ventura Comedy Festival a great community event. Please feel free to email us with any questions :)


Please e-mail your contact information and availibility to if would like to volunteer at the 2016 Ventura Comedy Festival, naturally, there are great incentives for lending a hand!


Ventura Fest Contest Winners
Isaac "Flaco" Martinez
Tommy Savitt