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Ticketing is LIVE for the 2016 Cleveland Comedy Festival 11/16-11/20.

The 9th annual Cleveland Comedy Festival will take place place November 16 – 20, 2016.  See our Featured Shows page for all the details and shows that we have planned — including..

Jason Lawhead and Chris Porter LIVE @ Sachsenheim Hall on Thur 11/17

– Our amazing Contest Shows featuring 48 of the top up-and-coming comedians from all over the U.S.

FREE Happy Hour and $5 Late Night Laughs show at Playhouse Square

Cleveland All-Stars on Fri 11/18 at Playhouse Square with Jeff Blanchard, Dave Arena, Juanda Mayfield and Bill Squire

Cleveland Tonight! We Can Be Heroes with Mike Polk Jr. and Diamond Dogs on Sat 11/19.  A cool David Bowie-themed music and comedy variety show benefiting The Greater Cleveland Food Bank

The Madness of Tyler Whidden – comedic short plays from comedian and playwright Tyler Whidden on Sat 11/19

And much, much more!!

Latest Festival News

  • Just announced 11/3 – Unfortunately the always-in-demand Jimmy Shubert is unable to join us on 11/17 for the Cleveland Comedy Festival.  Jimmy is currently filming a lead role in a big time movie in Hollywood and can’t get away for the show.  HOWEVER – his good friend and Last Comic Standing alumni Chris Porter is stepping right in for Jimmy and will co-headline the show on Thursday 11/17 with Jason Lawhead.  In addition, we’ve lowered ticket prices on this show to only $10 advance purchase. That’s a steal for two co-headliners.  Click here for tickets.
  • 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 Chris Porter 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.
  • Contest and Showcase Comedians hve been announced.  See Performers Page to see your favorite comedians.
  • 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.