Tickets for all Cleveland Comedy Festival shows at Playhouse Square can be bought through Playhouse Square’s website HERE!

The 12th annual Cleveland Comedy Festival will take place November 13-17. Over 40 comedians from all over the U.S. and Canada will descend on Cleveland and bring the laughter.

Shows you can catch at Playhouse Square include:


Shane Torres Live at Kennedy’s Theatre – 7:30pm & 9:30pm Sat 11/16 

SHANE TORRES is a stand up comedian, writer, actor, and podcaster. Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, Shane landed in Portland, Oregon and began his comedy career. Shane has performed on festivals all over the globe including Montreal’s Just For Laughs, Comedy Central’s Clusterfest, San Francisco Sketchfest, Bonnaroo, Outsidelands, Bumbershoot, Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin, Red Clay Comedy Festival, High Plains in Denver, Laughingskull, New York Comedy Festival, Laughfest, and many more.

His television appearances to date have included Conan twice, Comedy Central Half Hour Special, IFC’S Comedy Bang Bang,The Late Show with Stephen Colbert , Tru Tv’s Comedy Knockout, NBC’s Red Nose Day, and Ron White’s Comedy Salute To The Troops on CMT.


Curtis Cook Live at Kennedy’s Theatre
 – 7pm and 9pm Fri 11/15

CURTIS COOK is a writer and standup comedian living in Los Angeles. He’s done a few things on television you may have seen, like puking after a keg stand on a show called Flophouse or traveling through an Ebola checkpoint for a segment on Vice News or awkwardly interacting with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein during a sketch on Porlandia. Most recently, Curtis’ standup has appeared on Comedy Central, where he’s also a writer and correspondent for The Jim Jefferies Show.

Brian Kenny and Juanda Mayfield Live at Kennedy’s Theatre7pm Thurs 11/14

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. He 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. He loves you very much, and knows that deep down you love him back.

JUANDA MAYFIELD is truly one of Cleveland and Ohio’s own. As a self-described heavy-set chocolate chick, she cut her teeth into comedy early by throwing humorous jabs at school and impersonating members of her church family on the east side. It is nearly impossible to contain your laughter once you experience Juanda‘s witty perspective on food, fat, children and relationships just to name a few. Hold on tight and ride the wave of Juanda Mayfield‘s rise through the comedy ranks as one of the country’s funniest comedians. This is one performance you won’t want to miss!

Dave Arena Live at Kennedy’s Theatre – 7pm and 9pm Thurs 11/13
What more do you want for a Wednesday show?

Women and Wine Showcase Featuring Sonal Agarwal – 5:30pm Sat 11/16

SONAL AGGARWAL is a world traveling performer. Raised in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, she left the country after college to travel the world. In March of 2015 while living in India as an artist and emcee, her life took a dramatic turn with a motorcycle accident that led her back to Chicago. During her rehabilitation, she realized that she was meant to do stand up comedy. Now, her infectious energy is on stage all over the country and the city of Chicago.

Join Sonal and an all-female lineup of Cleveland Comedy Festivals’ funniest ladies! This show will be a celebration of two things women love – a great glass of wine (or two, or three) and some great laughs with their friends and families. Guys – you’re invited too. Ticket pricing options include two glasses of Playhouse Square’s featured wines. So you’ll be able to relax with a great red or white and enjoy and evening of great comedy from a female perspective. TICKET PRICE INCLUDES 2 GLASSES OF WINE.


CCF Happy Hour Showcases – 5pm 11/13 – 11/15 at Kennedy’s Theatre

The 2019 Cleveland Comedy Festival will feature over 40 of the funniest up-and-coming comedians & comedy performers from all over the U.S. & Canada. Industry judges from all over the United States will help select award winners for Best Performance, Best in Writing and Exceptional Sketch & Improvisation. Showcases Start Wed 11/13 – 11/15.

Class Clown Comedy Class for Kids Graduation Show Sun 11/17
Aspiring comedians perform their original comedic sets and show the grown-ups how it’s done!

Clean Comedy Show – 2pm Sun 11/18 at Kennedy’s Theatre

Clean comedy is sometimes a lost art – the ability to be very funny to all ages and all sensibilities is not always easy. In this show, we’ve brought together of festival comedians that excel at bringing the laughs and keeping things clean. So put on your Sunday best (or just come down in sweatpants and a t-shirt) and enjoy an afternoon of good, family-friendly comedy.