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The Center for the Arts OnTheGo Presents 44th Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Doors 7:00pm | Show 8:00pm Foothills Event Center

400 Idaho Maryland Rd, Grass Valley

General Admission: $30 members/$35 public
Premium View Box: $45 per seat/$137 per box

*Premium View Box Tickets included Drink Service, Goodie Basket, and one free drink per ticket. There are four seats per Box. A 25% Discount is applied when FOUR seats are purchased at one time.

Just Announced: 16 Performers for the September 13th Competition:


About the SF Comedy Competition 

The San Francisco Comedy Competition is an annual, multi-week, judged, stand-up comedy contest. Over thirty comedians, out of hundreds who apply, perform in shows held in comedy clubs, bars, restaurants, casinos and theaters in San Francisco and around the Bay Area.

Contestants perform 3-7 minute long sets in one of two preliminary weeks. The top five from each preliminary week will meet in the semi-finals week, which requires them to perform 8-12 minute long sets for another six shows. The top five from the semi-finals move on to the finals. In the finals, they will perform 12-15 minute long sets in five more shows…and, a winner is crowned.


This is a judged contest. Each contestant will perform for a unique group of judges for every show they do. Judges score each contestant in seven categories.



Meet the judges:

Ali Lightfoot is KVMR’s General Manager,  an award winning film and radio producer,  founder of the Paonia Film festival in Paonia Colorado and director of several youth radio and film programs and reporting projects.
Melinda Booth – Executive Director of South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) and for the past 18 years has focused her career on saving iconic species like bears, wolves, and salmon in the American West.
Tom Dalldorf – KVMR Broadcaster, Editor/publisher Celebrator Beer News, former owner of the Vintage Cellar Wine Bar in Hayward, gag writer for Pat Paulson, MC’d Pat’s Save My Asti event.



No other festival or TV show can claim to have discovered as many future comedy superstars as the annual San Francisco Comedy Competition. The list begins with the likes of Louis C.K., Dana Carvey, Ellen DeGeneres and Robin Williams.


The San Francisco Comedy Comedy Competition shares the same basic format and structure as the Seattle International Comedy Competition — and both competitions share the same Executive Producer, Jon Fox.







Tickets & Venue 


Venue General Seating Premium View Box
The Foothills Event Center
400 Idaho Maryland Rd.
Grass Valley, CA
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General Admission
Premium View Box
$30 Public / $35 Members
Members of The Center for the Arts get access to advance ticket sales and $5 off General Admission to this show. Become a Member
$45 seat / $137 Box*
Premium View Box Seating includes Drink Service, Goodie Basket, and one free drink per ticket. Available as individual seats, or entire box. There are four seats per Box. *A 25% discount is applied when four seats purchased at the same time. Get four seats for the price of 3!

Ticket price includes $2 facility fee. Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.

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