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The Cleveland Comedy Festival is once again proud to be a community partner with the Cleveland International Film Festival on the documentary Chop & Steele.


Not content with trawling through video stores for the funniest clips they could find, Found Footage Festival creators Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett created strongman duo Chop & Steele, confusing morning news anchors across the nation. It was all fun and games until they found themselves on the receiving end of a major lawsuit.


The film screens at 7:40 p.m. Friday, March 24 and 9:55 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at Playhouse Square's State Theatre. Use the promo code "COMEDY" to get $1 discount on each ticket.

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Thank you to the comics from across the U.S. and Canada for bringing the laughs to Cleveland!

THANK YOU, fans of live comedy!

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Launched in 2008, The Cleveland Comedy Network & Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that celebrates the past, present and future of Cleveland comedy.  Now including the Cleveland Comedy Network, home to podcasts and original series.

The Mission of the Cleveland Comedy Network & Festival is to:

  • Celebrate Cleveland’s rich comedic heritage with an annual festival of shows and events

  • Educate youth comedians through coaching, classroom activities, & live shows.

  • Support other non­profits through fundraising efforts involving comedy.

The Cleveland Comedy Network & Festival is supported by ticket sales, project grants, sponsorships, & donations and from fans like you!


We rely on your generous contributions & continued support help to give today's diverse open mic-ers and young performers a unique, inclusive, and welcoming performing arts venue to express and grow into tomorrow's headliners and make Northeast Ohio a premiere destination for laughs (in a good way, of course)!

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