How To Apply

The applications for the 2016 have closed. We are not taking applications of any kind right now.

The process to apply for the San Francisco Comedy Competition goes like this:

  • You must be 21 years or older. Many of our venues are 21+
  • The Competition is open to solo acts only
  • The application fee is $15.00. You can apply to the Seattle competition as well for $25
    The fee must be paid through PayPal.
  • BIOGRAPHY – 100 words or less please.
  • VIDEO – This is the most important part of your application. On the application form, please list the link/URL to your demo video, which can be hosted on youtube, vimeo, or other site. We would like to see approximately 10 minutes of high-quality video of you at your best, in front of an audience.


The San Francisco Comedy Competition is a month-long festival that starts in September and ends in October. In 2016, the Competition runs from September 9 through October 2. It requires a minimum of one week participation through a Preliminary Week.

If you are selected as one of the top five for the week, you advance to compete in the Semi-Finals.

If you are selected as one of the top five of the Semi-Finals, you will advance to compete in the Finals.


Please use our Contact Form.