Award Recipients

Meet the future headliners who have performed at the Cleveland Comedy Festival

Bill Squire

2009 Ninja Deathmatch

  • Facebook
  • @billsquire
  • YouTube
  • @billsquire

ROB SNOW

2010 Runner-Up

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

MIKE HEAD

2011 Winner

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

DERRICK KNOPSYNDER

2011 Runner-Up

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

BRENT TERHUNE

2012 Runner-Up

  • Facebook
  • @BrentTerhune
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

BRAD WENTZEL

2013 Winner

  • Facebook
  • @bradwenzel
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

SPARK TABOR

2013 Runner-Up

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

CHRIS NAKIS

2014 Runner-Up

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

MIKE PARAMORE

2015 Winner

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram

GEOFFREY ASMUS

2015 Runner-Up

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

AARON NAYLOR

2016 Runner-Up

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

JIMMY MCNAMARA

2017 Winner

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

NATHAN HURD

2018

JD Sidley Award for Best in Writing

Nate Cockerill Award for Best Stage Performer

Mike Veneman Award for Best Overall Comedian

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

ACTUAL WOLVES

2018

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

EITAN LEVINE

2019

Nate Cockerill Award for Best Stage Performer

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

JUSTIN CASH

2010 Winner

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

DARREL DAWSON

2010 Runner-Up

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

TAYLOR CONNELLY

2011 Runner-Up

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

ERIC ANDREWS

2012 Winner

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

CURTIS COOKE

2012 Runner-Up

  • Facebook
  • @curtis_cook
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

MATTY LITWACK

2013 Runner-Up

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

AL PARK

2014 Winner

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

BRIAN KENNY

2014 Runner-Up

  • @iambriankenny
  • Brian Kenny for Cleveland.com
  • @iambriankenny

MARY SANTORA

2015 Runner-Up

  • @mary_santora
  • CCF2015 Steve Guy Interviews Mary Santora

JASMYN CARTER

2016 Winner

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

SONAL AGGARWAL

2016 Runner-Up

  • @sonalmedia
  • @sonalmedia

PEDRO GONZALEZ

2017 Runner-Up

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

SAD BOYS SOCIAL CLUB

2018

  • Sad Boys Social Distancing Club
  • SBSC on Twitter
  • SBSC on YouTube
  • sadboyscle

MARTIN PHILLIPS

2019

JD Sidley Award for Best in Writing

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

JESSICA KEENAN

2019

Mike Veneman Award for Best Overall Comedian

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • CCF on Twitter
  • CCF on YouTube
  • CCF on Facebook
  • CCF on Instagram