Announcing the First Ever Prop Comic Festival

Livermore, CA
June 26-28 2020

Showmentum, Inc. and the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center are proud to announce the first annual Prop Comic Festival coming to Livermore, California June 26-28 2020. This will be the first comedy festival of its kind. A weekend dedicated to the art and craft of prop comedy. Application submissions for performers starts on October 1, 2019 and will continue until February 2020. Notification for acceptance will go out the week of March 15, 2020.


What is Prop Comedy?

That’s an interesting question. The easiest way to describe prop comedy would be anyone who uses a prop with act, but that is too goofy. How about this instead? Prop Comics are humorous acts that perform using objects in a funny way. That could mean any of the following type of comics;

  • Ventriloquists and Impersonators
  • Magicians and Illusionists
  • Duos and Groups
  • Acrobats and Tumblers
  • Musical Acts

There’s probably more examples we have yet to see or think of. If you have a questions, or want to know whether your comedy act qualifies, feel free to contact us, or go ahead and submit an application to perform. Click here if you’d like to read more about application rules details.

Calling all Prop Comics!

Apply today to perform at the First Annual Prop Comedy Festival.

October 1, 2019 Early Submission $20
November 1, 2019 Regular Submissions $25
February 1, 2020 Late Submissions $35

Submissions are open from October 1, 2019 through February 14, 2020.

Questions? We recommend starting out by reading the Rules & Requirements page.

Prop comedy is finally get the respect it’s due. Comedians from all of the world with acts that include; magic, ventriloquism, music, and yes, even animals are encouraged to apply for selection.

About the Festival

Showmentum and Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center present Prop Comic Fest 2020.

Festivities and performance begin on Friday June 26, 2020 in Livermore, California. Performances will be held in a variety of locations including theater spaces at the Bothwell Center Arts Center and a headline performances at The Bankhead Theater. All venues are located in downtown Livermore and within walking distance of each other.

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About Livermore

Founded in 1869, Livermore is California’s oldest wine region, framed by award-winning wineries, farm lands, and ranches that mirror the valley’s western heritage. Located in Alameda County, the City of Livermore (pop. 91,411) encompasses 26.44 square miles and is the easternmost city in the San Francisco Bay Area; the gateway to the Central Valley. Protection by the coastal range provides the Livermore Valley with a mild climate that enhances the pursuit of a more relaxed, less congested lifestyle.

Livermore’s arts, culture, western heritage, and vibrant wine industry provide a unique blend to this special community. Historic Downtown Livermore is enjoying a renaissance, reestablishing the downtown as the city’s preeminent shopping, dining, entertainment, and cultural district with a 10-screen cinema and a 500-seat performing arts center. With the addition of several residential projects and a pedestrian-oriented environment, the City is establishing an active urban living experience in the Valley.

Bankehead Theater