2014 Ventura Fest Contest takes place August and September, leading up to The Ventura Comedy Festival, which will host The Semi Final and Finals Rounds.
First Place wins $1500, bookings, and other prizes, Second Place wins $500!
Festival producer Randy Lubas watches every submission, with consideration given for the competition, other shows in the festival, and future bookings. Those choosen for the competition will be invited to perform in a preliminary round, scheduled for Sundays and Wednesdays during August and September. Those sets will be 6 minutes. 48 comedians will move on to the Semi-finals, which will be held during the festival. Eight will move on to the finals.