from July 7th

to October 7th

About the Border City Comedy Fest

“It’s like Last Comic Standing comes to Windsor, Ontario – But live and better!”

– Derek Johnson

The Third annual Border City Comedy Fest begins July 8th, 2016 showcasing some of North America’s best stand-up comedians. Our first two years of the fest have been amazing, with over 32 sold out shows across the great city of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. We want to make 2016 better than ever, with more shows, more special events and even more LAUGHS!

During the competition portion, 1000’s comedians will be narrowed down to 64 entries. From there, 64 comics will battle for their share of the $5000 prize pool! It will be like Last Comic Standing – live here in the Border City..

The finale weekend will take place on the weekend of September 24th, 2016 at the 800 seat Olde Walkerville Theatre on Wyandotte Street in historic Walkerville. This year, the event looks to honor the founder of this festival, Josh Haddon, who passed away this year. We want to keep his memory alive, and hold great events that will leave you laughing every time! Come out, and support live entertainment in WINDSOR!

The second annual Border City Comedy Fest will take place in Windsor, Ontario
over 8 weekends starting July 8th. 2016.
  • Each preliminary weekend will have 8 comedians competing for their spot on the finale weekend September 25th & 26th.
  • Friday night performances will consist of 8 comedians preforming 6 minutes each, with the top 3 moving on to Saturday night.
  • Saturday night performances will consist of Friday’s top 3 preforming 10 minutes each.
  • The winner moves on to the Finale and is guaranteed prize money.
64 Comedians will compete over 8 weeks, with each week’s winner moving on to the finale.


$5,000 in Cash Prizes to be WON!

Preliminary Weeks:

  • Place in the top 3 on Friday.
  • Be the best on Saturday.
  • Move on to the finale.

Prize Structure:

1st $2500.00
2nd $1000.00
3rd $500.00
4th-8th $200.00

The finale weekend will be held September 24th, 2016
The finale structure will be the same as the the preliminary weeks.


The 8 winners from the preliminary weeks will preform for 6 minutes each, with the top 3 moving on to Saturday.


Performances will be 10 minutes each and winners will be chosen.
All comedians who preform on the finale weekend will also receive a professionally recorded copy of their set.

Performer Registration

Note: The info you submit in this form will appear on your bio page, should you qualify for the Border City Comedy Fest. Please be careful and make sure your information is accurate and truthful.

Entries are now closed. Thanks to all who applied!

All events hosted by...

Rockhead Comedy Quarry
1444 Ottawa Street
Windsor, ON N8X 2G1
(226) 346-0646
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