Want to perform at the 2013 Ventura Comedy Festival? Comedians are compensated with valuable exposure, an opportunity to perform among comedy legends, and a wonderful chance to network! Sorry-no paid gigs!
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 Fest Contest?
If you do not have a web page, please send us a headshot & short bio:
Bad Girls, Black Friday, International, Jewish, Latino, LGBTQ, PG-13, R-Rated, TV Showcase
See the schedule for the most up to date shows and descriptions!
Ventura Fest Contest:
Preliminary rounds are Sundays in September 2013 at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club, 7pm. Judges choose comedians from each preliminary round to send a total of 36 people to the three semi-final rounds held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday during the festival. Judges will choose the three best comedians from each of semi-final contests and one judge’s pick (ten total) to send to the Saturday final contest. Ventura’ Fest Contest winner will receive a cash prize, comedy bookings at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club, J.R.’s Comedy Club, and much more!
It is free to submit yourself for a festival showcase, but there is no guarantee of a showcase selection. However, everyone is invited to compete in the Ventura Fest Contest, 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 Fest Contest, 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 2013 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if would like to volunteer at the 2013 Ventura Comedy Festival, naturally, there are great incentives for lending a hand!