Submissions for 2014 San Francisco Comedy Competition now being accepted.

Submissions are now open for the San Francisco Comedy Competition.

The San Francisco Comedy Competition runs from approximately September 11 through October 11, 2014. As dates and venues become final, information will be posted at http://www.sanfranciscocomedycompetition.com.

We will accept submissions for the San Francisco Comedy Competition through September 1, 2014.

Considering applying? Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Are you eligible?
    • You must be at least 21 years of age before the competition begins.
    • You must not have been a competitor in the previous year’s competition to be selected for that competition this year.

    This is a competition for active and compelling comedy talent. This is not really geared for an absolute beginner.

  2. What do you need to include in your application?
    • Basic information: Your name, your age, your location and your email address.
    • A brief biography describing your comedy experience. Don’t over-think this! Just give us the basics: how long you’ve been performing comedy, where you perform, what some of your comedy career highlights have been. You can skip the fluff and the promotional boilerplate. It is meant for us to know more about you and your experience as we consider your candidacy–it is not for public consumption.

      Please include your phone number and, if you’re on Facebook and/or Twitter, add that information too!

    • A link to an on-line hosted video of you performing comedy (see #3 below)

    NOTE: Recommendations or references from other comedians or bookers are nice but they are optional. IF you include them, make certain your references know that you’ve used them as references.

  3. What do we want to see from your on-line hosted video?
    • Your video should show you doing what you do best. Give yourself the best chance to be selected!
    • We recommend clips that show you performing stand-up comedy for an audience, unedited, for ten minutes.
    • That is our recommendation, not a rule. We will consider you based on what you send us. If your best clip is seven or twelve minutes long: don’t sweat it, send it.
    • However, if you send us a 43 second clip–that’s not going to show us what we need to see. If you send us your full hour long set–we’ll watch the first ten minutes.
    • We ask that clips be unedited. If “your best” is ten consecutive minutes from the middle of a longer set, then send us a link to a clip of those ten minutes. That’s ok.
    • What we don’t want is a cobbled together greatest hits montage. We want to see you in action.
    • It is very important that you can both be seen and heard clearly on your video.
    • If you don’t currently have a video that meets these recommendations, you should consider delaying your application until you have one that you’re happy with.
  4. Is there an application fee?
    Yes. The cost is $10 to apply to the San Francisco Comedy competition.
  5. How do you get your application to us?

    Please use the Application Form below to send your application to us. When we receive notification from Paypal that your application fee has been processed, we will begin to review your submission.

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