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Registration for the 2016 Cleveland Comedy Festival is now OPEN!

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.  Register now!

Latest Festival News

  • Comedian Registration is now open for 2016!  Visit the Comedian Registration page now.  Get your video submission ready and register now by October 9 for regular submission pricing of only $25.
  • 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.