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Friday Mag Cover final

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

  • Basil


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

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