Submission Process

3 Nights – 2 Rounds – 1 Winner
Jan 12th, Feb 9th, & March 9th 2019

–The Audience Decides Who Wins!–

The Western Oregon Comedy Competition is a series of three shows that take place in McMinnville, Oregon. After the conclusion of each show, the audience votes for who they think was the evening’s best comic and ultimately decides who is crowned the 2019 WOCC Champion! And the best part? The winner gets a $300 cash prize!

Any level of comedian may submit to compete– From the novice that has only done a few open mics all the way up to the headliner that has been on stage for years and years.  (The show isn’t designed for travelling 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 11/20/2018.

Submissions Start: 9/31/2018
Submissions End: 11/20/2018 at 12:01 AM
Where To Send Submissions:


Comedians wanting to compete must be able to get to the venue the night they are scheduled to perform. (Either Jan 12th or Feb 9th and March 9th, 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.

Location: The MAC Club, 2223 NE McDaniel Lane, McMinnville, OR

What To Send In

To be considered to participate in the competition, please email the following to

– Your 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 Round One heat works better for you to compete?  Jan 12th or Feb 9th
– A good quality video of you performing, which is ideally five-ish minutes. (No longer than 1o minutes.)*

*= Not required, but encouraged



You’ve Got Questions, We Have Answers!

Q: Does it cost to submit to the Western Oregon Comedy Competition?

A: Not at all! The competition is sponsored by PNW Comedy. They are covering all production and entertainment costs involving the competition.

Q: Will I be paid for my time?

A: Yes you will! Whether you’re in the first round or the finals, you’ll be compensated for your time!

Q: What’s the point of doing this no-name competition?

A: Well, if you win, you’ll receive $300 the night of the finals and you’ll be booked again at The Mac Club later on in the 2018/19 schedule. You’ll also be invited back for the next year’s WOCC to participate as the Host, MC or Feature. Plus, you’ll receive a pretty cool trophy!

Q: Are musical comedy acts eligible to particapate?

A: Yes! If you consider yourself more of a comedy/stand-up act than a musical act, then you’re more than encouraged to submit the requested materials to the competition.

Q: I competed last year. Any chance I could compete again?

A: Yes! All previous participants are eligible (and encouraged!) to compete again. The only people that cannot compete are previous winners, currently booked headliners and PNW Comedy and Mac Club staff/volunteers.

If you have any more questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to email us at,, or at