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The 15th Annual Festival is taking place November 2nd - 5th, 2022! You can get your tickets now.  

Scroll below to this year's fantastic lineup!  You can visit our History page for a recap of previous festivals.

Special Thanks to Taylor Compton Photography & Design & Every Angle & Golden Ox Studio for their help in capturing all the great moments!
 
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BLAIR SOCCI is a Los Angeles-based comedian whom you may have seen on The Late Late Show with James Corden, MTV, Comedy Central, NBC, Quibi, TruTV, E!, and Fuse. She was recently named one of Variety’s Top Ten Comics to Watch in 2022.

Blair was also named one of Vulture’s “20 Comedians You Should Know in 2020”. Additionally, she was a breakout “New Face” at the prestigious 2017 Just For Laughs Festival. Blair was also the co-host of The Trevor Moore Show on Comedy Central Digital and frequently tours with Ron Funches.

This year you can catch her in Netflix’s Q Force, Comedy Central’s Fairview, Adult Swim’s Hot Future, Good Morning Pickles! on FXX’s Cake, and the upcoming Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie. She is the host of the Dear Owen Wilson podcast on iheartradio.
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Ian Fidance on 11/5

Ian Fidance is an offbeat yet upbeat New York City comic, actor, and writer originally from Wilmington, Delaware.

 

An absolute force on stage, his act is insanely positive and positively insane. Equal parts thoughtful, explicit, and silly, he can be seen performing nightly at the iconic Comedy Cellar in the heart of New York City’s Greenwich Village.

 

He’s been featured on “This American Life” and is a popular guest on podcasts and radio shows alike. He co-starred in the latest season of “The Last OG” with Tracy Morgan, was featured on “This Week at the Comedy Cellar” on Comedy Central, was a contributing writer on the last season of Crank Yankers, also on Comedy Central, and has done punch up work on Michelle Obama’s children’s cooking show “Waffles + Mochi” on Netflix.

 

His work has been published alongside Jerry Seinfeld, Bob Odenkirk, Ray Ramano, and Maria Bamford in a book of poems entitled “Eating Salad Drunk: Haiku’s for the Burnout Age by Comedy Greats” available now through Macmillan Publishers. His comedy has been written about in The New Yorker and the New York Times. He currently resides in Brooklyn.

 

In 2021 Rob Ward recorded his first Drybar comedy special, and released his first album on SirusXm called “Parental advisory“. He also opened up the Martin Lawerence “Lit AF” tour in 2020.

 

In 2017 he joined Benji Brown on his national “Pull up and Laff tour”. Rob also made his television debut on Comedy Central presents Kevin Hart’s “Hart of the City”. He has also proving himself by winning over tough crowds, such as becoming a winner at the world famous “Showtime at the Apollo” in Harlem New York.

 

Rob has a unique style and credits his big smile for letting him get away with almost any subject matter. Nevertheless, Rob uses comedy as his vehicle to give his prospective on life as a father, his family, and marriage.

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Vik Pandya on 11/3

Vik Pandya is a nationally touring stand up comic based in Chicago.

 

Known for his sharp self-deprecation, observational humor on dating, & hilarious crowd work, his comedy album 'Friends With 401(k) Benefits' debuted #1 on iTunes / Top 10 on the Billboard Charts and his Dry Bar Comedy special ‘No Refunds’ is now streaming!

Vik has opened for Trevor Wallace, Roy Wood Jr., & Michelle Wolf and performs regularly at Zanies Comedy Club, The Laugh Factory, & The Improv in Chicago. He's been featured in 17 comedy festivals across the country including the prestigious San Francisco’s Sketchfest (2020) and NBC's Breakout Comedy Festival (2018).

He's also a regular opener for international acts like Vir Das, Zakir Khan & Atul Khatri. Vik's comedy has appeared in Vulture, the Chicago Sun Times, & the Chicago Tribune. Follow him on IG / twitter @vikpandya and TikTok @vik_pandya

 

Martin Phillips won funniest college and has not stopped since. Based in DC, Martin still gets all over, even performing in Alaska!

 

He won best writer at the Cleveland Comedy Festival in 2019 and Best in Show at the Rubber City Comedy Festival in 2020. He'll be at the Flyover Festival and SF Skecthfest later this year. This summer Martin did a festival tour.

 

He performs at clubs like the Funny Bone and Improv.  Martin has made several appearances on Kill Tony. He was fortunate to work with Gilbert Grottfield before he passed.

 

Check Martin out, he has two podcasts, one where he chills, the "Classified Podcast", and one on rom-coms, "Isn't it Romantic?". Martin is always doing something. Stay tuned.

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Brian Kenny on 11/5

BRIAN KENNY is a gentleman, scholar, diabetic, and comedian that  has appeared on Fox, can be seen on Hulu, and can be found yelling at audiences until they enjoy themselves all over this great country.

 

Brian is a proud native of Cleveland, OH that has beautiful blue eyes, the traps of a God, and his beard game is on point. He co-produces Accidental Comedy Fest, performed at the 2014 Rock on the Range, and is a regular at the legendary Hilarities E 4th Theater in Cleveland, OH. He has opened for likes of Dave Attell, Norm McDonald, Dom Irrera, Kevin Pollack, Rob Schneider, Aisha Tyler, Joey "Coco" Diaz, and many more. 

 

You can check out his podcasts "Ten Cent Beer Life" and Barstool Sports "Pound Town" when you need a Brian Kenny fix. He loves you very much, and knows that deep down you love him back. 

 

Come see some of the best up and coming comedians from around the globe right here in Cleveland, Ohio! These shows are a blast and you get to see the next wave of great comedians.

 

Both shows are at The Odeon Lounge

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HAPPY HOUR SHOWS

Come have a drink or two and laugh as we showcase some of the best up and coming comedians from around the nation. 

 

Cost of admission includes show and a drink ticket.

 

The Ad Hominem Attack Show

 

Join us Friday November 4th at The Odeon Lounge at 11pm for the Midwest's premiere Roast Battle showcase, which is proud to call Cleveland, Ohio home.

 

Festival Comics go head to head in a competition of wit and cruelness.

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Ten Cent Beer Life 11/5

Ten Cent Beer Life

Live Podcast

Saturday November 5th at The Odeon 1pm

 

Comedians Brian Kenny, Dave Herron and Kyle Haunhorst discuss the wide world of sports and probably some other shit.

 

Pound Town Podcast

Live Recording

Saturday, November 5th at The Odeon 4pm.

 

Pound Town is sex for your ears. Cleveland and beyond. Presented by Barstool Sports.

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