Featured Shows and Tickets

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Ticketing is now live for all our Featured Shows for the 2016 Cleveland Comedy Festival.  These shows feature the best and funniest comedians from all over the U.S. that are coming to Cleveland for 5 hilarious days of laughter.  Check out these amazing shows at PlayhouseSquare theaters and Sachenheim Hall and get your tickets soon.  Some shows will sell out!

 

 


See below for information and ticketing for our Featured Shows at PlayhouseSquare & Sachsenheim Hall.

Jason Lawhead & Chris Porter LIVE @ Sachsenheim Hall – Thur 11/17

Sachsenheim Hall
Thur 11/17
7:30 - 9:00PM

Tickets $10 / $12

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SPECIAL OFFER - Buy a ticket for Jason & Chris and get in FREE to any CCF Show at The Bop Stop. Just show ticket stub.
Join us Thursday, November 17 for an evening of hilarious comedy with two amazing comedians - Jason Lawhead and Chris Porter. This comedy pair will co-headline one night only in the historical Sachsenheim Hall as one of the featured shows of the 2016 Cleveland Comedy Festival. This will be a fantastic show with TWO great headliners for the price of ONE show.

Originally from Lorain, OH Jason Lawhead has appeared on NBC's Last Comic Standing, AXS TV "Gotham Comedy Live", "The Artie Lange Show" on DirecTV and has frequently opened for Bill Burr.

Best known for his third place finish on the season 4 of Last Comic Standing, . Chris can also be seen on his own Comedy Central Presents special and Live at Gotham. Chris Porter has been a touring comic since he was 23. Since the beginning Chris raw energy and unique perspective has distinguished him as one of the elite comics in the industry.
Jason Lawhead Chris Porter

Cleveland Comedy Festival FREE Happy Hour Shows – Wed 11/16 – Fri 11/18

PlayhouseSquare
Kennedy's Theatre
11/16 - 11/18
5:00 - 6:30PM

Tickets FREE

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Don’t fight traffic getting out of downtown! Instead, come down to Kennedy’s Theatre inside Playhouse Square and enjoy some free comedy from some fantastic Festival comedians. Cash bar available.

Happy Hour

Cleveland Comedy Festival Contest Prelims - Wed 11/16 – Fri 11/18

PlayhouseSquare
Kennedy's Theatre

11/16 - 11/18
8:00 - 9:30PM
&
11/18 10:00pm

Tickets $10 / $12

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SPECIAL OFFER - Buy a ticket to Contest Prelims and get into any Late Night Laughs or Bop Stop show for FREE. Just show your Prelim ticket stub.
The 2016 Cleveland Comedy Festival Contest will feature 48 of the funniest up-and-coming comedians from all over the U.S. competing for a top prize of $2,000. Each prelim show will feature 12 comics. Top 3 will advance the Finals on Sunday 11/22.

Prelim #1: Wed 11/16 8:00pm
Performing: Jenson Strock, Jeffrey Paul, Christopher Schmidt, Liz Blanc, Jamario McClain, Tim Cornett, Sean Sullivan, Guido Cocomello, Dorian Vasquez, Ray Hyclak, Jimmy Callaway and Kass Smiley

Prelim #2: Thur 11/17 8:00pm
Performing: Skitzo Bill, Mamoudou NDiaye, Jan Gudaitis, Jimmy Nelson, Diego Attansio, JJ Johnson, Jason Moliterno, Jasmyn Carter, Juliana Rodrigues, Jason Allen King, Anthony Armstrong and Josh Volchko

Prelim #3: Fri 11/18 8:00pm
Performing: Christine Ferrara, Daniel Weber, Mark Philipp, Josh Morrow, Aaron Naylor, John Sucich, Vikram Pandya, Nancy Remley, Mike Bain, Jon Ruggiero, Sabeen Sadiq and Shawn Gnandt

Prelim #4: Fri 11/18 10:00pm
Performing: Sarah Vulpio, Andrew Frank, Dario Joseph, Chris Paugh, Chris Clem, Arash Sangha, Caitlin Checkeroski, Sonal Aggarwal, Tom Plute, Joe McCormick, Peter Kemme and Milton Wyley

Audience vote will count for 50% of the results so come out to support your favorite comedian.
Contest Prelims
Presented By: oWoW Cleveland

Late Night Laughs Themed Shows - Wed 11/16 – Thur 11/19

PlayhouseSquare
Kennedy's Theatre
11/16 - 11/17
10:00 - 11:30PM

Tickets $5 or Free with Ticket to another CCF show

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Stay up late for some great comedy at Kennedy’s. Featuring comedians from all over the U.S. selected for the Cleveland Comedy Festival. Different lineups of comedians for every show. Non-stop laughs for only $5.

Late Night Laughs

Cleveland All-Stars – Fri 11/18

PlayhouseSquare
Hanna Theatre
Fri 11/18
8:00 - 10:00PM

Tickets $12 / $15

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SPECIAL OFFER - Buy a ticket to All-Stars and get in FREE to any Late Night Laughs show or Bop Stop Showcase.
Cleveland All-Stars - Stand-up comedy from some of the best Cleveland has to offer.

Featuring Jeff Blanchard (WNCX 98.5, Channel 19), Juanda Mayfield (Ohio’s Funniest Comedian Winner), Dave Arena (IDMYGD Podcast, Carolines’s in NY), and Bill Squire from WMMS 100.7 Alan Cox Show. Each of these comedian’s headline comedy shows in clubs and theaters all over the U.S. and they will all bring the laughs in one amazing show. It’s a packed lineup of Cleveland’s funniest showcasing comedy for Clevelanders by Clevelanders.
Cleveland All-Stars

We Can Be Heroes w/ Mike Polk Jr. & Diamond Dogs – Sat 11/19

PlayhouseSquare
Hanna Theatre
Sat 11/19
7:00 - 9:00PM

Tickets $15 / $18

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Help us raise money for The Greater Cleveland Food Bank. 100% of net proceeds will go to the Food Bank.
Back in 2014 Mike Polk Jr. rocked the Hanna Theatre with a live “Tonight Show” style variety show. Well, Cleveland’s favorite comedic provocateur is back with an all new edition of Cleveland Tonight! but with a special theme and goal. “We Can Be Heroes” will be a music / comedy variety show celebrating the vision of the incomparable David Bowie and will feature the music of Diamond Dogs – a tribute band that embodies the sound and vision of David Bowie.

The show will feature multiple songs with Diamond Dogs, comedy and video segments from Mike Polk Jr. and his comedy cohorts and interviews with special guests including Cleveland radio legend John Gorman from oWOW Radio (and the architect of WMMS during its time of rock radio dominance). And, that’s not all –100% of the net proceeds from the show will benefit The Greater Cleveland Food Bank.
Mike Polk We Can Be Heroes

Cleveland Comedy Festival Contest Finals – Sat 11/19

PlayhouseSquare
Hanna Theatre
Sat 11/19
9:30 - 11:00PM

Tickets $12 / $15

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SPECIAL OFFER - Buy an advance ticket to Contest Finals and get into any Late Night Laughs or Bop Stop show for FREE. Just show your Prelim ticket stub.
The 2016 Cleveland Comedy Festival will conclude on Saturday 11/19 as the top 12 comedians from a national field of 48 will compete for a top prize of $2,000. See some of the best up-and-coming comedians in the entire U.S. Audience vote will count for 50% of the scoring so come out and support your favorite. Contest Finals Presented By: oWoW Cleveland

The Madness of Tyler Whidden – Sat 11/19



PlayhouseSquare
Kennedy's Theatre
Sat 11/19
7:30 & 9;30PM
Tickets $10 / $12

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Cleveland-born playwright and comedian Tyler Whidden brings a collection of his short plays written during his three years as a writer and performer for MidnightMadness. With topics touching on religion, politics, family, and rock & roll, this show starring Cleveland actors promises to be a hilarious romp through the twisted mind of one of Cleveland's own. (In association with Cleveland's Ensemble Theatre.)Family Feud

Class Clown Graduation Show – Sun 11/20

PlayhouseSquare
Kennedy's Theatre
Sun 11/20
3:00 - 4:30PM

Tickets $10 / $12

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See our Class Clown comedy class students graduate and perform their first 5-minute stand-up routine. These young comedians have worked hard for 4 weeks honing their routines and are ready to show the world how funny they are. This show will sell out! So get your tickets early.

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