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.

Performers from around the country participate for one of the largest competition purses in the area — a $1,000 grand prize and the opportunity to open for a major headliner.

If you are one of the 60 comedians selected to compete, you will be judged by a panel of three 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
Current: August 1-August 21 – $25  EXPIRED

Final selection will be announced starting August 25.


Click here to read the rules and sign up now!