HISTORY

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2008
The First Ever Cleveland Comedy Festival

We started things off with a bang in 2008 and announced our arrival on the cover of The Plain Dealer’s FR!DAY magazine. Highlights of the 2008 Festival included:

  • Four Stand-up Comedy Shows at The Hermit Club featuring the best 40 comedians in Cleveland.

  • Improv & Sketch show at Powerhouse Pub with Last Call Cleveland, FWB and Point of No Return.

  • “Cleveland Laughs” TV Special with WVIZ featuring veteran Cleveland comedians:

    • Jimmy Malone (WMJI, Magic 105.7 FM)

    • Mike Veneman

    • John Rathbone

    • Mike Cheselka

    • Marc Jaffe

    • Quinn Patterson

    • Basile.

  • Comedy Fan Forum at The Plain Dealer hosted by Mike McIntyre (WCPN, The Plain Dealer) and featuring guest panelists:

    • Nick Kostis (Hilarities)

    • Lee Herlands (Cleveland Improv)

    • Ann Elder (Laugh In)

    • Dave Schwensen (Comedy Author)

    • Mike Polk,

    • Jim Tews

    • Mike Baker