The 2014 Cleveland Comedy Festival was a blast!

The 7th annual Cleveland Comedy Festival took place November 17 - 23, 2014.  It was an amazing festival with over 50 shows in 7 days, and over 100 comedians performing.  Shows were great, comedians were hilarious and lots of laughs were shared by all.

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Latest Festival News

  • Congratulations to Al Park from Boston who took 1st place in the 2014 Cleveland Comedy Festival contest finals.  Al took home the top prize of $2,000 and added to his impressive recent run of comedy contest victories (He recently tied for 1st at the Boston Comedy Festival).
  • Congratulations also to Chris Nakis of Boston (formerly of medina, OH) who took 2nd place and to Cleveland’s own Brian Kenny who took 3rd.
  • NEWS! Dan O’ Shannon (executive producer of ABC’s Modern Family and writer on Newhart, Cheers and Frasier) will be appearing on Cleveland Tonight with Mike Polk Jr. on Sat 11/22 8PM.  Get your tickets now for this very funny and unique show.
  • Contest Prelim 1 winners: Gabe Zucker (NY) and Chris Nakis (BOS) advanced to the Finals.
  • Contest Prelim 2 winners: Mike Szar (TOL) and Geoffrey Asmus (WI) also punched their ticket to the Finals.
  • Contest Prelim 3 winners: Jonathan Pfendler (WI) and Dan Muller (CHI) advanced to the Finals on Sunday!
  • Contest Prelim 4 winners: Aidan Park (CA) and Al Park (BOS) are in as well.
  • Competing in the Wild Card Show on Friday and going for the last 2 spots in the Finals are: Chris Clem (CHI), Brian Kenny (CLE), Erik Cribley (CLE), Todd Thomas (CHI), Anthony Savatt (Kent), KC Arora (NY), Miles Hendrix (CHI) and Antonio Aguilar (WI).
  • More Shows Added — including a special FREE LGBT Comedy Hour at the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland featuring headliner Aidan Park (LA) and special guest Miles Hendrix (CHI).  Click Here for LGBT Show Flyer
  • Featured Shows Are Now Live For Ticketing!  We’re very excited about the Featured Shows we have this year at PlayhouseSquare national headliners like Marina Franklin (Wanda Sykes Herlarious, Comedy Central) and Al Jackson (Comedy Central, BBC America), Cleveland Favorites like Mike Polk Jr., Chad Zumock, Joe Howard, Ryan Dalton, Mike Farrell, and Bill Squire.  A really cool panel discussion show with three accomplished Comedy TV Writers from Northeast Ohio (Seinfeld, Mad About You, Everybody Loves Raymond), a special “Cleveland Tonight” variety show with our own Mike Polk Jr. and of course our stand-up contest featuring 48 of the best up-and-coming comedians in the entire U.S.
  • Partner Shows are live for ticketing as well.  Fantastic shows at the best established comedy clubs and theaters in Northeast Ohio including Hard Rock Rocksino Club Velvet, The Alex Theater at The 9, Hilarities 4th Street Theatre, The Funny Stop, Nighttown in Cleveland Heights and The Bop Stop on the Detriot Shoreway.
  • And that’s not all!  FREE Satellite Shows at 11 different comedy venues all over Northeast Ohio.  See featured Cleveland Comedy Festival comedians from all over the U.S. in FREE satellite venues near you.
  • 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.
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