The Orange County Comedy Festival 2018

Here’s all the pertinent details about this year’s comedy fest.

The OC Comedy Festival is Orange County’s first all-encompassing comedy festival. It features outstanding established and up-and-coming comedy standup, sketch, podcast, and improv acts from Orange County and across the country. Come join us for #OCCF2018!


• November 14 to 18, 2018
• Venues will include our main comedy theater location (opening this July in Huntington Beach) and numerous locations around Orange County, California
• Performers, groups and podcasts accepted to perform at the festival will be notified on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 via email.
• Performers will receive: a performer pass with standing-room-only access to all shows as well as press, web, social media publicity; and invitations to exclusive events for performers/staff
• Performers will receive: t-shirt, swag bag and other festival goodies
• Awards for “Best Of The Fest” will be awarded in all performance categories


Ready to submit to perform at the OC Comedy Festival this year? Here’s what you’ll need to apply:


• Link to your performance submission video (one 5-minute video for comedians, one to three 5-7 minute videos for sketch/improv groups, one full podcast episode (audio or video) for podcasts)
• Link to a high-resolution headshot photo (at least 300 dpi)
• Submission fee of $20 early bird registration (before 07/18/18) or $35 for standard registration (after 07/18/18)


Early Bird Registration ($20)
Begins: Friday, June 15, 2018
Ends: Monday, July 18, 2018 at 11:59 am PST


Standard Registration
Begins: Tuesday, July 19, 2018 ($35)
Ends: Friday, August 31, 2018 at 11:59 am PST


Contact the Orange County Comedy Festival staff with any questions via our Contact Page.