Frequently Asked Questions


You’ve Got Questions, We Have Answers! 


Q: Does it cost to submit to the 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 is the compensation? 

A: Straight to the point- each First Round comic will get a comped ticket to the show they are scheduled to perform on (for a friend/loved one), a food/drink comp, and a small cash payment (very small). 


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

A: Well, if you make it to The Finals and are voted the night’s best comic by the audience, you’ll receive $500 the night of the finals and you’ll be booked again as a headliner or feature at one of PNW Comedy regular show. You’ll also be invited back for the next year’s OCC to participate as the Host, MC or Feature.  


Q: Are musical comedy acts eligible to participate? 

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 in another PNW Comedy competition 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 staff/volunteers. 


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