Cleveland Comedy Festival SubmissionsSubmissions for the 2018 Cleveland Comedy Festival are now open!


This year’s festival will take place from Wednesday, November 14th through Sunday, November 18th across a wide range of venues in the heart of Cleveland, OH. The majority of our shows will be hosted at the country’s second largest Theater District, Playhouse Square.  Unlike previous years, the festival will not be focused around a contest that only rewards the top three comedians. Instead we will be shifting our formula to focus on a series of prime time showcases that offer rewards to favorites at each show. More details about the slightly altered format will be coming soon!

Submissions will be accepted until September 30th and acceptance notifications will be sent out the first week of October.

Please click HERE to pay the $25 submission fee* and then fill out our SUBMISSION FORM with your order number and a link to a submission video (5-7 minutes).


*If you plan to pay the fee through check or money order please enter “MAIL” for the order number on the Submission Form. All mail-in submission fees can be addressed to:


Cleveland Comedy Festival, Inc.
3566 West 50th Street
Cleveland, OH 44102