Oregon Comedy Competition Submission Open!

4 Shows – 3 Nights – 2 Rounds – 1 Winner

–The Audience Decides Who Wins!–
Aug 2nd (Forest Grove)Aug 17th (Bend)Sept 7th (McMinnville), Sept 27th (Forest Grove) 2019 

Are you funny? Pretty good at stand-up? Do you have what it takes to be crowned the Oregon Comedy Competition champion? One good set in one of three First Rounds is all it takes to make it to The Finals for your chance at $500 and stand-up stardom!

What is the OCC? The Oregon Comedy Competition consists of four comedy shows that take place in three different cities across the state of Oregon in August and September of 2019. What’s special about the OCC? Well, the winner isn’t decided by a bunch of comedy good ol’ boys- at the conclusion of each show, the audience votes for who they think was the evening’s best comic and the audience ultimately decides who is crowned the 2019 Oregon Comedy Competition Champion! And the best part? The winner gets $500 cash and future headliner or feature booking at PNW Comedy event(s)! 


Any level of comedian FROM ANYWHERE may submit to compete– From the novice comic that has only done a few open mics all the way up to the touring headliner that has been on stage for years and years.  (The show isn’t designed for traveling features/headliners, but we’ll gladly consider them if they’re interested in participating). The comics chosen to participate will be notified no later than June 30th, 2019. 

Submissions Start: 4/5/2019
Submissions End: 6/20/2018 at 12:01 AM
Where To Send Submissions: OCC@pnwcomedy.com 

—SUBMISSION OPEN SOON! April 5th, 2019 

Comedians wanting to compete must be able to get to the venue the night they are scheduled to perform. (Either Aug 2nd in Forest Grove, ORAug 17th in Bend, OR or Sept 7th in McMinnville, OR and if you make it to The Finals, Sept 27th, 2019. No exceptions.) If you are selected to move on to the next round but cannot attend the next show date, you will be disqualified. 



Forest Grove– The Diversity Club – 2104 Main St, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116 – August 2nd & September 27th, 2019

McMinnville- The MAC Club, 2223 NE McDaniel Lane, McMinnville, OR 97128 – September 7th, 2019

Bend- The Capitol, 190 NW Oregon Ave, Bend, Oregon 97703 – August 17th, 2019


 To be considered to participate in the competition, please email the following to OCC@PNWcomedy.com: 

– Your name and/or stage name
– Where you are from/your home base and how long you’ve been doing comedy
– A picture and/or a headshot
– Any stand-up comedy related credits (shows, tours, TV appearances, bars mics, etc.)
– A comedy bio*
– Which two (2) Round One heat work best for you to compete?  Aug 2nd in Forest Grove, OR, Aug 17th in Bend, OR or Sept 7th in McMinnville, OR – LIST ONLY TWO
– A good quality video of you performing, which is ideally five-minutes. (No longer than 10 minutes.)* 

*= Not required, but highly encouraged 

For more info, visit PNWcomedy.com/occ or email us at info@pnwcomedy.com


2019 WOCC Winners!

After a close audience vote, the 2019 Western Oregon Comedy Competition winner is Carter Anderson! 2nd place goes to Birungi Birungi, with 3rd place being a tie between Chris Kemper and Nathan Hart!! Thank you, seriously, thank you to everyone that came out for each of the shows this year and made this year’s comp the best yet!! Thanks to the comics, The Mac Club McMinnville, all the staff, KenAlexPNW Comedy, and everyone else I’m forgetting. lolololololShoutout to our sponsor, The Reel Hollywood Video! Without all of you, and the audiences, sell out shows with every seat filled in the house wouldn’t be possible.

Come back next year for the 2020 Western Oregon Comedy Competition in early January 2020. Or, check out the upcoming Oregon Comedy Competition- Four Shows, Three Cities, Two Round, And One Winner! And the best part? After each show the audience votes to decide who the winner is and the comic that wins in the Final Round gets $500 cash!

More info on the Oregon Comedy Competition will be posted online in the next few weeks.


-PNW Comedy

The 2019 WOCC Finals – McMinnville, OR (March 9, 2018)

The 2019 Western Oregon Comedy Competition is here! Three nights, two round, and one champion! And it’s all come down to this- The Finals! On Saturday, March 9th, the seven comics who were selected in the first round heats will perform their best material and then you, the audience, will vote to decide who is crowned the winner of the 2019 Western Oregon Comedy Competition!
2019 WOCC Finals (1)This year’s finalists are:
And we’re lucky to have two of the finest hosts in the land on this show- Alex Avery and the 2018 WOCC winner, Ken Hamlett! The year’s contest is graciously presented by PNW Comedy and hosted by The Mac Club in McMinnville, OR. All shows will take place there and start at 9 PM.
For tickets, visit: https://wocc.bpt.me/
Location: The Mac Club, 2223 NE McDaniel Lane, McMinnville, OR
-PNW Comedy