COVID has basically caused the closure of most traditional venues for stand-up comedy. Instead of packing it in and calling it quits, PNW Comedy has been adapting and is ready to deliver new ways to get laughs to the masses!
How do we do this? PNW Comedy will be partnering with online comedy networks, like the Big Laugh Comedy Network based out of Texas, and content creators across the country to give audiences fresh shows that’ll be streaming to the phones and homes of content-hungry users around the globe.
One of these fresh shows is an adaptation of PNW Comedy’s most recognizable creation: The Oregon/Western Oregon Comedy Competition. Instead of canvassing for comics in the greater Pacific Northwest that are eager to go head-to-head-to-head with other up-and-coming comics, we’ll be seeking comics of all levels from all over the world to fill a limited amount of spots in this new prestige online comedy battle, THE COMEDY COMPETITION.
This is an exciting time for PNW Comedy! More info on The Comedy Comp and other new projects will be released in the next few weeks. Info for comics wanting to submit for this 100% online comp will be available in the coming days.
As you well know, PNW Comedy has had to cease nearly all operations in order to fully comply with the governor of Oregon’s social distancing order. And while this was difficult, we know that taking this break away from the public is the right thing to do in order to make sure everyone has the ability to come out to a show when it is fully safe.
But, that doesn’t mean we can’t try to make comedy things happen in the meantime! Before COVID, August was when the Oregon Comedy Competition was going to swing into full gear; we had planned seven shows across the state in Bend, McMinnville, Medford, Forest Grove/Hillsboro, Portland, and Eugene. Unfortunately, live shows in these cities will not go on as planned. But! We have the next best thing planned… LIVE ONLINE SHOWS with real audiences!
PNW Comedy is happy to announce that the Oregon Comedy Competition this year will be all online and will have a Grand Prize of $600. As always, there will be NO SUBMISSION FESS and the winner will be chosen by the audience!
And how is PNW Comedy doing this? We’re partnering with one of the top Facebook comedy networks to distribute this competition online across the nation… and the world! Submissions open August 1st with more news to come in the following days.
Thanks for supporting live comedy and we’ll see you all soon with some jokes!
Get ready for Oregon’s favorite comedy contest! The Western Oregon Comedy Competition gets started this week with TWO events! One on Friday, March 6th at 8 PM in Forest Grove at the amazing Diversity Club & Cafe. And the other, on Saturday, March 7th at 9 PM in McMinnville at The Mac Club!
This year’s WOCC is bigger and better than ever before! With five shows at four venues in three different, two different rounds will decide the one ultimate winner! And the best part? You, the audience, get to decide which of the nearly 40 comics walk away with the $500 cash prize, glory, and future bookings!
Interested in seeing a show? Here are the times and ticket links to the four First Round events.
The Finals of the WOCC will happen in April at Mac Market’s Big Stage in McMinnville. Those voted into the final round will have ten minutes to dazzle to the crowd!