Registration for the 2016 Cleveland Comedy Festival is coming soon!

The 9th annual Cleveland Comedy Festival will take place place November 16 – 20, 2016.  Last year was a fantastic festival of 30+ shows and over 75 comedians from all over the U.S. and Canada.  Huge congratulations to Mike Paramore for taking home the title of 2015 Cleveland Comedy Festival champion!

2016 looks to be even better with more comedians in the Finals (see Contest details), some big name headliners (stay tuned on that), great crowds and more fun for everyone. 

Latest Festival News

  • Excited to announce that one of our signature shows for the 2016 Cleveland Comedy Festival will feature not one, but TWO hilarious headliners in one fantastic show.  CCF Presents Jason Lawhead and Jimmy Shubert LIVE @ Sachsenheim Hall on Thursday 11/17.  Both headline clubs and theaters all over the U.S. and they’ll share the stage for one night only on 11/17 at the historic Sachsenheim Hall.  Tickets are available now by clicking here.
  • Comedian Registration is now closed for 2016.  We are reviewing all submissions and will announce selections soon.
  • Congratulations to 2013 Cleveland Comedy Festival champion Brad Wenzel on his late night TV debut on Conan in January.  We’re very proud of Brad, he was hilarious.  Check out his set on Conan by clicking here.
  • Congratulations to Cleveland’s own Mike Paramore for taking 1st place in the 2015 Cleveland Comedy Festival.  Mike won over the judges and the audience with a fantastic set in the finals.  Taking 2nd place was Mary Santora also from Cleveland and taking third place was Geoffrey Asmus from Wisconsin.
  • Check back to this page or follow us on Twitter @CLEcomedyfest or on our Facebook Fan Page for all the latest announcements.