California Comedy Festivals


California Comedy

SAN FRANCISCO: SF Sketch Fest January 11-28, 2018

FORTUNA: Redwood Comedy Festival January 19, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
River Lodge Conference Center
Fortuna, CA
$20, limited seating,
See top comedians from the Pacific Northwest

SAN LUIS OBISPO: SLO Comedy Fest February 22-25, 2018
Free on several shows, most are $10-25,
Venues throughout the city

LOS ANGELES: LA Comedy Fest May 3-13, 2018
 The Festival is a biannual event running in May and November. This upcoming festival is the 23rd LA Comedy Festival.

SAN DIEGO  Comedy Festival May 25-June 3, 2018
San Diego Comedy Festival Hosted by The Comedy Palace
8878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123
$45 VIP access, |

SUNNYVALE: Desi Comedy Festival August 10-19, 2018
Annual comedy festival featuring the funniest South Asian comedians. The Festival is based in The Bay Area and features shows in San Francisco, Sacramento, Oakland, Pleasanton and Sunnyvale.
Sunnyvale Theater
550 E. Remington Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA

BURBANK: Burbank Comedy Festival August 12-18, 2018
Downtown Burbank, CA
$15 - up

SACRAMENTO: Comedy Festival October 12-14, 2018
Annual Sacramento Comedy Festival
Sacramento Comedy Spot
Sacramento, CA
With almost 100 entries great comedians from all over the country travel to Sacramento to compete and perform. Each contestant will also be performing for one of the 6 showcases scheduled in addition to the competition.

LOS ANGELES: Diversity in Comedy Festival October 11-14, 2018
Second City Studio Theatre

LOS ANGELES: Festival Supreme Comedy & Music October - November back in 2018
Shrine Expo Hall
Los Angeles, CA

ROCKLIN: Comedy Under the Stars
Location: Quarry Park 4000 Rocklin Rd. Rocklin, CA 95677 Tickets Make it a night of family-friendly comedy. The Platinum Living Amphitheater at Quarry Park will captivate you with “Comedy Under the Stars”. Stephen B., Carlos Rodriguez, and D Tyler, the region's funniest local comedians, offer their best outdoor performances! Bring your friends and family, a blanket, sense of humor for a great night of entertainment.

VENTURA: Ventura Comedy Festival - Laughter by the Sea August 27-Septmeber 2, 2018
Laughter by the Sea
1559 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura CA 93001
$30 approx.,

BIG BEAR: Big Bear Comedy Festival November 9-10, 2018

EUREKA: The Savage Henry Magazine Comedy Festival
More than 100 comedians penetrate the Redwood Curtain to do jokes for 3 days at around 20 shows in about a dozen venues!Also brought to you by the Heart of Humboldt in Arcata! Comedians from SF, LA, Oregon, Oakland, Denver, Humboldt, Chico, Tahoe, New Orleans and beyond!

SANTA CRUZ Comedy Festival October 4-6, 2018
The Santa Cruz Comedy Festival takes over downtown Santa Cruz with comedy in every possible venue. Comics walk from one great room to another hurdling homeless people and avoiding Greenpeace solicitors.

Oddball Fest September - October

MILL VALLEY: Comedy on the Plaza June 21, 2017, 6:30 p.m. 2018 TBA

AUBURN: Comedy Gala May 20, 2017, 7-11 p.m.  No info 2018
16th Annual Comedy Gala features headliner MaryEllen Hooper. Getting the show started is San Francisco comedian Liz Grant. Location: State Theater, Auburn. Tel: 530-305-9816

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