Stand-up Competition

Michael Patten - 2014 Winner

Michael Patten – 2014 Winner

The Sacramento Comedy Festival’s 3rd Annual Stand Up Comedy Competition is now open.

Let’s Get Funny for Money!

Held during the Sacramento Comedy Festival, the Stand Up Comedy Competition runs from October 6th through October  10th in California’s Capital, Sacramento CA.

Competitors from around the country participate in one of the largest competition purses in the area.. $1,000 Grand Prize winner and the opportunity to open for a major headliner.

If you are one of the 60 comedians selected to compete, you will judged by a panel of 3 independent industry professionals.

More Love For Our Performers!

Additional Opportunities To Perform – We want to make sure that each competitor has more than one opportunity to perform during the comedy festival so we have set up a series of showcase events that each competitor will be able to perform at.

Private Facebook Networking Page – Festivals and Competitions are the perfect place to meet and network with other comics and industry professionals so we are hosting a private Facebook page for performers. Chat, share rooms and rides, ask questions about the festival and itineraries and more!

Reduced Rates for Lodging – In addition to being able to meet up and share rides and lodging, we are in the process of negotiating very reduced rates for competitors and free lodging for semi finalists and finalists!

After Parties Every Night – All work and no play? Wait, we’re talking about comics… work is play! We will again feature our sponsor tavern for after parties each night.

Application Fees

Early Bird: – May 1 – May 31  – $20 EXPIRED
Current: June 1 – July 31 – $25 EXPIRED
Normal: August 1-21 – $35

Final Selection will be announced starting on August 25th.

Read the rules and sign up now!

IMPORTANT: Click on the button below.  This will take you to a check-out screen.  Select “1” and then click Checkout and your Application will appear.