Featured Shows and Tickets

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Ticketing is now live for all our Featured Shows for the 2017 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 Playhouse Square theaters and get your tickets soon.  Some shows will sell out!

 

 


See below for information and ticketing for our Featured Shows at Playhouse Square

Lou Santini Kickoff Show @ Music Box Supper Club – Wed 11/29

Music Box
Supper Club
Wed 11/29

Doors open 8:00
Show 8:30 - 10:00PM

Tickets $10

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SHOW UP EARLY Come early to hear Lou's stories about his life in Comedy as part of the Music Box Supper Club Cleveland Stories Series.
We're very excited to welcome Cleveland's own Lou Santini back to town to kickoff the 2017 Cleveland Comedy Festival at Music Box Supper Club. Show is presented by our friends at oWOW Radio.

Comedian, author, wedding host, DJ – Lou Santini has done it all. Santini got his start in radio at the University of Akron, learning under the tutelage of legendary radio personalities Tom Beck and John Gorman. He was on the airwaves of WMMS in Cleveland from 1994 to ’97 before relocating to Los Angeles to pursue a career in standup and acting. Lou Santini returns to Cleveland for a night of fun and laughs you won’t want to miss.

Lou Santini
Lou Santini

Cleveland Comedy Festival FREE Happy Hour Shows – Wed 11/29 – Fri 12/1

PlayhouseSquare
Kennedy's Theatre
11/29 - 12/1
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 11/29 – Fri 12/1

PlayhouseSquare
Kennedy's Theatre

11/29 - 12/1
8:00 - 9:30PM
&
12/1 10:00pm

Tickets $10 / $12

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SPECIAL OFFER - Buy a ticket to Contest Prelims and get into any Late Night Laughs for FREE. Just show your Prelim ticket stub.
The 2017 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 Saturday 12/2.

Prelim #1: Wed 11/29 8:00pm
Lineup is TBD

Prelim #2: Thur 11/30 8:00pm
Lineup is TBDo

Prelim #3: Fri 12/1 8:00pm
Lineup is TBD

Prelim #4: Fri 12/1 10:00pm
Lineup is TBD

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 11/29 – Thur 11/30

PlayhouseSquare
Kennedy's Theatre
11/29 - 11/30
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

The Four Horsemen of Comedy – Thur 11/30

Playhouse Square
Outcalt Theatre
Thur 11/30
8:00 - 10:00PM

Tickets $12 / $15

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SPECIAL OFFER - Buy a ticket to the Four Horsemen and get in FREE to any Late Night Laughs show.
Four Horsemen

The Four Horsemen of Comedy represent a true quartet of comedy masters with over 80 years of combined experience of destroying audiences and cutting a swath of laughter and fun across the country. The Four Horsemen include Jeff Blanchard (WNCX 98.5, Channel 19, Cabaret Dada), Mike Conley (The Funny Stop, mix94.1), Charlie Wiener ( A&E’s Evening at the Improv, 12 Inches of Weiner), and Bill Benden (HBO, Catch a Rising Star, Carolines’). 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 and Akron’s funniest with four headliners in one show.

An Evening With Fred Willard – Fri 12/1

PlayhouseSquare
Outcalt Theatre
Fri 12/1
7:00 - 9:00PM

Tickets $18 / $20

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We’re extremely proud to have comedy legend and Shaker Heights native Fred Willard joining us for the 2017 Cleveland Comedy Festival for a fun and engaging evening that celebrates his amazing career in film, TV, sketch and improv comedy. The show will feature video clips from Fred’s most notable appearances as well as open, un-scripted conversation with Fred facilitated by WCPN Sound of Ideas host and Plain Dealer columnist Mike McIntyre. You know Fred, you love Fred, join us in the Outcalt Theatre for a great evening with America’s favorite comedic everyman.Fred Willard

10th Anniversary Special – Sat 12/2

PlayhouseSquare
Outcalt Theatre
Sat 12/2
7:00 - 8:30PM

Tickets $12 / $15

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SPECIAL OFFER - Buy an advance ticket to the 10th Anniversary Show and get into any Late Night Laughs for FREE. Just show your Prelim ticket stub.
The Cleveland Comedy Festival is turning 10! We’re very excited to be celebrating 10 years of history, from our humble beginnings in 2008 with only a handful of shows to 30+ shows over 5 days. Over the years, we’ve seen hundreds of comedians perform in our shows and brought laughs to audiences at Playhouse Square and lots of other venues with stand-up, improv, sketch comedy, game shows, variety shows, panel discussions and lots more.

Join us Saturday 12/2 in the Outcalt when we celebrate our proud history with videos, photos, special guests and comedy from some fantastic performers including Bill Squire (WMMS 100.7 Alan Cox Show), Marc Jaffe (Seinfeld), and Jasmyn Carter (2016 Cleveland Comedy Festival champion).
10th Anniversary

Cleveland Comedy Festival Contest Finals – Sat 12/2

PlayhouseSquare
Outcalt Theatre
Sat 12/2
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 for FREE. Just show your Prelim ticket stub.
The 2017 Cleveland Comedy Festival will conclude on Saturday 12/2 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

Ladies, Laughs and Wine Show – Sat 12/2


PlayhouseSquare
Kennedy's Theatre
Sat 12/2

7:00PM
Tickets $25

Includes 2 glasses of wine!!

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A stand-up comedy show by women for women! Join us for an all-female lineup of Cleveland’s funniest ladies including Liz Blanc Sonal Aggarwal, and Juanda Mayfield + female festival comedians from around the country. This show will be a celebration of two things women love – a great glass of wine (or two, or three) and some great laughs with their friends and families. Guys – you’re invited too.

    Ticket pricing options include two glasses of Playhouse Square’s featured wines
. So you’ll be able to relax with a great red or white and enjoy and evening of great comedy from a female perspective.
Ladies Laughs and Wine

Bros and Beer Comedy Show – Sat 12/2

PlayhouseSquare
Kennedy's Theatre
Sat 12/2
9:30 - 11:00PM

Tickets $25

Includes 2 premium beers!!

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Yo! – it’s bro comedy night bro. Come down to Kennedy’s late on Saturday and share some laughs and some brewskis with a fantastic lineup of Cleveland’s funniest dudes including John Bruton and John Wellington + male festival comedians from around the country. Whether you favor a nice IPA with some sarcasm or a smooth stout with some pointed social commentary – this show is for you. Ladies – you’re invited too.

    Ticket pricing include two premium beers from Playhouse Square's fine selections
. Enjoy some laughs and some beers with us 12/2 in Kennedy's.
Bros and Beer

Class Clown Graduation Show – Sun 12/3

PlayhouseSquare
Kennedy's Theatre

Sun 12/3
1:00 - 2:30PM

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.

Cleveland Homecoming

Squeaky Clean Comedy Show – Sun 12/3

PlayhouseSquare
Kennedy's Theatre

Sun 12/3
3:00 - 4:30PM

Tickets $10 / $12

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Clean comedy is sometimes a lost art – the ability to be very funny to all ages and all sensibilities is not always easy. In this show, we’ve brought together of festival comedians that excel at bringing the laughs and keeping things clean. So put on your Sunday best (or just come down in sweatpants and a t-shirt) and enjoy an afternoon of good decent comedy.Squeaky Clean