The Cleveland Comedy Network & Festival began in 2008 as a celebration of local, independent comedy and has grown into much, much more in the decade plus.
The planning for our annual festival include diverse and inclusive forms of comedy, national headliners, promoting the best local & regional comedians on the rise, industry opportunities and partnerships with Northeast Ohio & out of state comedy clubs and venues. We want to be that neighborhood club that supports aspiring local talent as they find their unique voice from the multiple styles & genres of the art, and encourage their development into A-Level, Stan-Up performers in comedy.
We want to celebrate Cleveland’s comedic past, present & future, and help promote one of Cleveland’s greatest exports — our collective sense of humor and comedic talent.
The Cleveland Comedy Network & Festival is an event that is uniquely Cleveland and continues the legacy of funny that includes Bob Hope, Ernie Anderson, Tim Conway, Arsenio Hall, Steve Harvey, Drew Carey, and many, many others.
Cleveland has always been a funny place that seems to foster more than its fair share of hilarious people. And it’s still true today!
The wealth of comedic talent in Cleveland has never been stronger, and that’s what our Network & Festival is all about. And as we’ve grown, we’re now attracting national and regional comedians and industry representatives to come to Cleveland and join in the laughs.
We encourage you to see a show, come to an event, and see for yourself what the Cleveland Comedy Festival is all about. After all, it’s Cleveland so how it could NOT be funny?
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)!
A Not-So-Serious Event with Some Serious Marketing Potential
With 30+ shows across 5 days at many venues throughout the greater Cleveland area, the annual Cleveland Comedy Festival delivers 3-5,000 fans throughout the week
Our regular, monthly showcases bring in an average of 200 attendees to support local, live comedy of aspiring talent.
Our Class Clown workshops give a dozen students a creative outlet for expression each time and an opportunity to improve their craft in this unique art form.
Your sponsorship aligns you with an established 501(c)(3) performing arts event and gives you a marketing presence in front of the targeted group of consumers you want to reach for your products and services.
For advertising or sponsorship information contact our Director of Sales.