WOCC First Round Recap

The Western Oregon Comedy Competition had a great first round at The MAC Club in McMinnville, OR. On the night of Oct 14, a sellout crowd watched as 14 comics competed for a spot in the second round and a shot at WOCC 2017 Crown (which is actually just a trophy).

wooc first round winnersAfter a great show, the audience voted and got to decide who they wanted to see more next round. After tallying up all the ballots, the six comics that advanced are Mike Lindsey (Newberg), Darin Thompson (Salem), Shrista Tyree (Portland), Cody Parr (Bend), Neeraj Srinivasan (Portland) and the top vote-receiving comedian, Carter (Portland).

The next round of the Western Oregon Comedy Competition is on November 18th at The Mac Club, 2223 NE McDaniel Lane, McMinnville, OR. Showtime is promptly at 7 PM with seating beginning at 6 PM.

For tickets, visit WOCC.BPT.ME or check out the WOCC Facebook Event for more information.

(Note: Above photo credit goes to either Shrista Tyree or Cody Parr.)

One Night Only: Stand-Up Comedy w/ Aidan Park in McMinnville, OR (Oct. 7, 2017)

Starting at 9 PM on Saturday, October 7th, come enjoy a fantastic evening of stand-up comedy in McMinnville, OR with the hilarious Aidan Park (Tosh.0, NBC), Ray McMillin and Mike Lindsey!

-Aidan Park-

For a high-octane and fun time, Comedian Aidan Park is your man!

Aidan performs comedy at some of the most respected comedy clubs in Hollywood including Comedy Store, Hollywood Improv and has a monthly show “COMEDY REALNESS” at the Hollywood Laugh Factory as well as Laugh Factory Long Beach. Aidan tours all over the country headlining for respected comedy clubs, fundraisers, parades. His Tv/Film appearances include Comedy Central, Tosh.0, NBC, TV Guide Channel, and Hulu TV.

In addition to Park, Mac Club-favorite Ray McMillin will be featuring. Plus, Newberg-resident and Mike Lindsey will be opening up the show. Hosted by Andrew Brunello (PNW Comedy).

Doors at 8 PM, showtime at 9 PM. For ages 21 and up.

Location: The MAC Club, 2223 NE McDaniel Lane, McMinnville, OR 97128

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/402618446791341/
Ticket Link: aidanpark.bpt.me

Western Oregon Comedy Competition 2017

14 Comics – 3 Nights – 1 Winner
October 14th, November 18th, and December 16th, 2017

–Submissions Are Closed For The 2017 WOCC–

The Western Oregon Comedy Competition is a collection of three shows located in McMinnville, Oregon where the audience votes and gets to decide who is crowned the WOCC Champion! And the best part? The winner gets a $200 cash prize!

Any level of comedian may submit to compete- From the open micer that has only done a few shows all the way up to the 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 14 comics chosen to participate will be notified by 9/25/2017.

Submissions Start: 9/11/2017
Submissions End: 9/24/2017 at 12:01 AM

Comedians wanting to compete must be able to get to the venue the night they are scheduled to perform. (October 14th, November 18th, and December 16th, 2017. 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

To be considered to participate, please email the following to WesternOCC@gmail.com:

– Your name and how long you’ve been doing comedy
– Where you are from/your home base
– A headshot
– A comedy bio (including any credits)
– A good quality video of you performing*

*= Not required, but encouraged

Rules Of Competition:

– For ages 21 and up
– Headliner and feature comics currently booked for upcoming shows at The Mac Club may not participate
– Employees of The Mac Club or PNW Comedy may not participate in competing
– Joke theft is grounds for immediate disqualification
– Do not run the light: Not stopping before the cut-off time (dependant on the round) is grounds for disqualification
– No hate speech
– The producer(s) has/have the ultimate authority to determine if something is grounds for disqualification
– If you move onto the next round but are unable to make the next show date, you will be disqualified. The next highest vote-getting comic will then take that individual’s spot in the next round.
– Not showing up for an event is grounds for immediate disqualification from the competition
– A ‘prize pool’ of roughly $600 is to be divided amongst all participants with the winner of the competition getting $200, runner-up getting $75, 3rd place receiving $50, each Round Two participate will receive $25 and each Round One participate receiving $10
– The total amount of money in the ‘prize pool’ may be subject to change without notice
– Showtimes may change without notice
– Rules may change without notice


All rounds and finals take place in McMinnville, OR at The MAC Club.

Round One: 14 competing comics doing 5 minutes each. Audience votes for top five with the top six vote-getting comics advancing to the next round. Each competing comic will receive $10 for their time.
Date: October 14th, 2017 9 PM Showtime

Round Two: The 6 competing comics that moved on from round one will be doing 10-12 minutes. At the end of the show, the audience votes and the three comics that receive the most votes advance to finals. Each competing comic will receive $25 for their time.
Date: November 18th, 2017 7 PM Showtime

Finals: The 3 comics that advanced from Round Two each do 18-22 minutes. After the show, the audience votes for their favorite comic and the comedian that receives the most votes wins the $200! With second place getting $75 and third place receiving $50.
Date: December 16th, 2017 9 PM


All money owed to comics for their entertainment services will be paid the night of the event.

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 The Mac Club and 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 $200 the night of the finals and you’ll be booked again at The Mac Club later on in the 2017/2018 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.

If you have any more questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to email us at WesternOCC@gmail.com