comedy competition

Each spring Rooster T. Feathers is proud to host an Annual New Talent Comedy Competition.  It starts with a total pool of over 100 amateur comedians. The audience votes for their favorites at each show, advancing them to the semifinals and finals, and ultimately picks the funniest local comedian. The top finalists compete for cash prizes and a week of paid emcee work at Roosters. All competition shows feature a professional emcee and headliner.

Past Winners


1st place

2nd place

3rd place

13th Annual (2015)

TJ Kelsall

Steve Poggi

Danny Allen / Joey Avery

12th Annual (2014)

Kiry Shabazz

Mean Dave

Michael Montgomery

11th Annual (2013)

Matt Lieb

Torio VanGrol

Ori Zadok

10th Annual (2012)

Kon Polee

Susan Maletta

Raymond Santos

9th Annual (2011)

Shanti Charan

Nick Aragon

Duncan Riach

8th Annual (2010)

Red Scott

Joey Bragg / Dave Thomason


7th Annual (2009)

Kabir Singh

Kevin Munroe

Rad Reyes

6th Annual (2008)

Sammy Obeid

Keil Kennedy

Mike Lemcke

5th Annual (2007)

Mari Esther Kaplan

Marty Grimes

Ellery Urquart

4th Annual (2006)

David van Avermaete

Sam Bamm

Ali Mafi / Debbie Campo

3rd Annual (2005)

Michael Slack

Jen Kober

Dave McRea

2nd Annual (2004)

Mike E. Winfield

Jimmy Gunn

Dan Anic

1st Annual (2003)

Reggie Steele

Tim Babb

George Corrigan






The comedy competition shows are held most Wednesdays beginning in mid- to late-February, and culminating in early May. Sign-ups start December 1st for the following February/March/April/May season. This competition is restricted to the first 136 sign-ups, and participants must be from the San Francisco/San Jose Bay Area (3-hour radius of Sunnyvale please) to qualify.  For more information and to sign-up, email here.

All comedy competition shows start at 8:00pm with the doors opening at 7:15pm.  Ticket prices are $10 for the preliminary rounds, $12 for the semifinal rounds, and $15 for the finals (which is also a Special Event so no passes or coupons please).


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