The Orange County Comedy Festival 2018


To Bring More Laughs In More Places In Orange County

This November 14th through 18th we’re holding Orange County’s first-ever comedy festival.

It will feature dozens of live standup, sketch and improv shows taking place each day and night of the festival at satellite pop-up venues all across of Orange County.

There will also be live comedy panels, podcasts, seminars and more for all to attend and enjoy.


Whether you’re a performer, sponsor or venue who wishes to host an event, we hope you’ll come be a part of this year’s fun.

To become sponsor please visit contact us here:

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To host an event at your venue please contact us here:

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To submit to be a performer at this year’s event please contact us here:

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Additional Information For Festival Applicants And Performers

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 19, 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 $30 for standard registration (after 07/31/18)


Standard Registration
Begins: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 ($30)
Ends: Monday, September 17, 2018 at 11:59 am PST


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


The Orange County Comedy Festival 2018

The OC Comedy Festival features the best in standup, improv, sketch, and podcast comedy from all over the world. Featuring over 50 shows at over 40 venues over five days all across Orange County, California. This November 14 through 18.

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