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

The 11th annual Cleveland Comedy Festival will take place November 14-18. 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:

Cleveland Comedy Festival Spotlight Showcases – Nightly from 11/14 – 11/16 at Kennedy’s Theatre

spotlight showcases The 2018 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 11/14 – 11/16.

Best of Sketch Comedy – 7:30pm Sat 11/17 at Kennedy’s Theatre 

Join us as we showcase the best of sketch comedy at the Cleveland Comedy Festival with a showcase featuring sketch groups Sad Boys Social Club and Actual Wolves!
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Best of the Fest
 – 9:30pm Sat 11/17  at Kennedy’s Theatre
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Judges from comedy clubs from all over the country select from the very best of the fest Best in Writing, Best in Performance and More!


The Cleveland Comedy Festival HOMECOMING SHOW – 8pm at The Hanna Theatre

The Cleveland Comedy Festival welcomes Kate Quigley Featuring Rick Glassman both coming home for the first time. Glassman a Shaker Heights’ native from UNDATEABLE (NBC) and Quigley a Canton native from THE OFFICE (NBC), THE MEGAN MULLALLY SHOW (NBC) & UNDERCOVER ON PLAYBOY TV.

Women and Wine Showcase – 5pm Sat 11/17 at Kennedy’s Theatre
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Join us for 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.


Our annual Class Clown Comedy Class for Kids Graduation Show Sun 11/18
Aspiring comedians perform their original comedic sets and show the grown-ups how it’s done!

Clean Comedy Show – 4pm 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.

Free Happy Hour Showcases 5pm Weds. 11/14 – Friday 11/16.

It’s been a long day and all you need is a laugh. Don’t fight traffic getting out of downtown! Instead, come down to Kennedy’s Theatre at Playhouse Square and enjoy some free comedy from our curated Cleveland Comedy Festival comedians.