The 2015 Cleveland Comedy Festival is coming soon!

The 8th annual Cleveland Comedy Festival will take place November 18 - 22, 2015.  We’re very excited to officially announce the dates for the 2015 Cleveland Comedy Festival and that registration for all comedians is now open.  Register Now.

This year we’re making the focus even more on you — the comedians that make this festival great.  We’re looking for 48 of the funniest comedians from all over the United States and Canada to compete in our comedy contest for the top prize of $2,000 (and some paid work!) but also to have fun performing for great Cleveland audiences at some fantastic venues like Playhouse Square, Hilarities 4th Street Theatre, and even some local colleges (NEW this year).

Latest Festival News

  • Comedian Registration is now closed.  Many thanks to all of you that submitted your credentials and videos.  Our selection committee will be reviewing all of them and maybe selections (hopefully) by Monday 10/12.
  • 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.