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Want to perform at the 2019 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, Black Friday, Rainbow Comedy, The Funniest Females, 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 Wednesdays and Sundays during July and August at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club. Fourteen comedians will compete in each preliminary round. Judges will choose comedians from each preliminary round to send a total of 36 people to the  semi-final rounds held during the festival. Nine contestants will move on to the Saturday final contest. The Ventura Comedy Competition winner will receive $2500, comedy bookings at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club, J.R.’s Comedy Club, and much more!  Second place will receive $600. Third place will win $500, and Fourth through Seventh will win $100 each. All seven finalists will receive cool consolation prizes.

In order to be considered to paticipate in The Ventua Comedy Competition, there is a non-refundable $35 entry fee.  Do not pay the $35 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.

Randy Lubas the Festival Producer will review every submission. Entrants will be notified if they have made the preliminary round when accepted. This could take place up until August 22, the last preliminary round, or when all of the slots are filled. When all of the slots are filled, the admissions will be closed.
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We look forward to your submissions and the opportunity to make the 2019 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 2019 Ventura Comedy Festival, naturally, there are great incentives for lending a hand!


Ventura Fest Contest Winners