The 2015 Cleveland Comedy Festival is coming soon!

The 8th annual Cleveland Comedy Festival will take place November 18 - 22, 2015.  Our field of 48 contest comedians is set and the Featured Shows at Playhouse Square are live for ticketing.  We’re looking forward to a fantastic festival of laughs and fun.

Latest Festival News

  • Join us on Wednesday November 4th 5pm-8pm for a CCF PREVIEW PARTY at Latitude 41n, 5712 Detroit Rd., Cleveland, OH.  Eat and help support the Cleveland Comedy Festival (portion of proceeds will go to the CCF), preview all 30+ shows, see the 2015 merchandise and posters, and get excited for the 8th Annual Cleveland Comedy Festival.
  • TICKETING IS NOW LIVE FOR ALL FEATURED SHOWS!  See the Featured Shows page for descriptions and ticketing links to all our shows at Playhouse Square.
  • More paid work for contest winner!  – Our friends at The Funny Stop Comedy Club in Cuyahoga Falls will be booking the winner of the 2015 CCF a week of paid feature work.  Register before October 5th if you want a shot at all the cash & paid work.
  • Just announced – Jamison Yoder from Funny Business Entertainment Agency (major comedy booking agency) will be attending the 2015 CCF and judging both the Wild Card show on 11/21 and the Finals on 11/22.  Definitely another reason to Register!
  • In addition to the $2,000 top prize, this year for 2015 we’ve added some paid work at for the 1st and 2nd place comedians.  See Comedian Registration for details.
  • The 2015 Cleveland Comedy Festival will be even more comedian-friendly with shows concentrated in downtown Cleveland and taking place from Wednesday – Sunday.
  • We will also be having our Class Clown Comedy Class for teens ages 11-17 this Fall.  Individualized instruction and coaching from professional comedians and an opportunity to perform at PlayhouseSquare during the Festival.  Registration for 2015 Class Clown will begin on August 21.
  • Check back to this page or follow us on Twitter @CLEcomedyfest or on our Facebook Fan Page for all the latest announcements.