Everyone who registers for The World Series of Comedy will be registered for The Main Event

Everyone who registers for The World Series of Comedy in the 2023 season will be registered for The Main Event and will have the option to pick a Live Satellite for FREE as long as the Live Satellites  are still open and are free. You do not have to participate in a Live Satellite to get picked for The Main Event. If you don’t want to pick a Live Satellite you don’t have to, you will only be registered for The Main Event. Once all the Live Satellites are closed and registration is closed for The Main Event, we will watch the remaining videos and post the Top 101 Comics from everyone who registered in the 2023 season for The Main Event.


One Live Satellite is FREE when you register for The Main Event. You need to pick the Live Satellite  you want to register for before that Live Satellite  deadline. At a certain date prior to each Live Satellite  deadline, that Live Satellite  will no longer be free. Live Satellites  start off FREE then the registration fee will go up to $25 for Live Satellites. If you want to register for more than one Live Satellite  you can add additional Live Satellite for a $25 fee. To add more Satellites after you register, just email [email protected] and he will email you a link to the form you will need to add more Live Satellite.

We will take all the comics who picked the same Live Satellite and watch their videos. From those we will pick the top 40 for that Live Satellite.  The top 40 for Satellites  will be posted on this website. Even if you don’t get picked or can’t make it to the Live Satellite  you are still registered for The Main Event. Register today and pick a FREE Live Satellite.

The winner of each Live Satellite  will get direct entry into the Second Round of The Main Event. The winner of the Live Satellite will get paid work from the host club holding the Live Satellite.  The Second and Third Places from each Live Satellite are guaranteed a spot in The Main Event. That spot is in the Wildcard unless their video/live score is high enough to put them into the Second Round.



The registration fee will start out at $75 with no discounts available. Once the registration fee goes up to $100, you can email [email protected] for a discount code to save $25 off registration if you registered in the past for The Main Event.







Even if you’re not picked for the contest-portion of the festival, you are still registered for the festival and invited to come out to The Main Event and be part of The World Series of Comedy. Every year in the past, over 100 comics who did not make it into the contest have come to The Main Event to take part in all the comedy seminars and Meet & Greet

  • Video Submission for the Comedy Contest 
  • The Meet & Greet (where you will get to meet the comedy bookers and give them your promo material) 
  • Comedy Seminars Being Held During the Day (unless marked as a special event) 
  • Special Hotel Room Rates 
  • Free Headshots Taken By the WSOC Photographer 
  • One Night Pass to One of the Comedy Shows Being Held During the Week (unless tickets are sold out or the WSOC doesn’t have tickets to give out) 
  • Late Night Shows (for the comics who didn’t make it into the contest) 
  • An Invitation to the Poker Tournament.


No refunds will be given unless The World Series of Comedy is cancelled. Click here for full refund policy info