Performing Artists (Click on Artist for Reviews and Previews)
ONLY PAY THE $25 FEE IF YOU WANT TO COMPETE IN THE 2013 VENTURA FEST CONTEST, GENERAL SUBMISSION NOT WANTING TO COMPETE, DO NOT PAY THIS ENTRY FEE.
Want to perform at the 2013 Ventura Comedy Festival? Comedians will be compensated with valuable exposure, an opportunity to perform among comedy legends, and a wonderful chance to network!
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 also send us a headshot and short bio.
Bad Girls, Black Friday, International, Jewish, Latino, LGBT, PG-13, Dirty/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 showcase in the festival, but there is no guarantee of selection. Everyone is invited to compete in the Ventura Fest Contest, but there is a non-refundable $25 entry fee, (again, you do not need to pay $25 if you do not want to be apart of the competition).
Please pay your submission fee here through the website and follow up with an email-thank you!
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 :)