Submission Process

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 

Do you have what it takes to be crowned the Oregon Comedy Competition champion? All it takes is one good set in the First Round 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, chooses which comics move on to The Finals, and 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: 

—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 

McMinnville- The MAC Club, 2223 NE McDaniel Lane, McMinnville, OR 97128 

Bend- The Capitol, 190 NW Oregon Ave, Bend, Oregon 97703 




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

– 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 


The Selection:

Comics will be selected to participate based on the ‘strength of act’ in their submitted video, their ease of access to the venue(s), successfully submitting ALL requested materials, and their strength of previous comedy show credits.

Comics may also be selected directly by the producer(s) in order to facilitate scheduling of busy, working comedians. Comics may also be selected directly by producers if the comic is local to the area that show is happening.

Comics will be notified if they are selected to participate by June 30th, 2019.