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Support the Festival

Would you like to make a bigger impact on the comedic arts of Northeast Ohio?​

Where does your donation go?

 

Your tax-deductible donation goes to direct functions of the festival.  You can specify your contribution to equipment repairs & upgrades, general operations, venue rentals, or Class Clown Workshop materials.

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The Cleveland Comedy Network & Festival

is supported by ticket sales, project grants, sponsorships, & donations and from fans like you!

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Thank you for helping us bring the laughter to Northeast Ohio!

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A Not-So-Serious Event with Some Serious Marketing Potential

We are very flexible with
sponsor & donation packages.
With over 30 shows over five days across multiple venues throughout the Greater Cleveland area, the annual Cleveland Comedy Festival delivers thousands of fans throughout the second week of November.

Our regular, monthly free showcases bring in hundreds of attendees to support local, live stand-up comedy of rising talent.

We rely on your generous contributions & continued support help to give today's diverse & aspiring performers a unique, inclusive, and welcoming performing arts venue.

 

We want to cultivate tomorrow's headliners and make Northeast Ohio a premiere destination for laughs

(in a good way, of course)!

If you are looking to do something unique - while also doing good in the community - please complete the inquiry form below.  We are always interested in working with new business partners!

  • Underwriting

    50$
    Acknowledgement during our showcase of your support of the comedy community.
    Valid for one month
    • Live spots for acknowledgements & promotion during shows
  • Community Partnership

    0$
    Available only to 501(c)3 certified nonprofit organizations.
    Valid for one year
    • In-kind marketing & support of at least $250 in value
    • Live Spot Reads
    • Promotional messaging & campaigns
    • Banner ads at showcases
  • Host

    150$
    Equivalent to expenses for one (1) "Class Clown" workshop
    Valid for one year
    • Live Spot Reads
    • Online "Thank You" and recognition on website
    • Logo on table tent during the annual festival
  • Feature

    250$
    Helps cover expenses for a monthly showcase
    Valid for one year
    • Live Spot Reads
    • Online "Thank You" and recognition on website
    • Logo on table tent during the annual festival
    • Social Media promotion
    • Logo posting on website
  • Headliner

    500$
    Equivalent to expenses for an entire "Class Clown" Workshop of 10 students.
    Valid for one year
    • Live Spot Reads
    • Online "Thank You" and recognition on website
    • Logo on table tent during the annual festival
    • Social Media promotion
    • Logo posting on website
    • Complimentary festival passes (up to 4)
  • Showcase

    1,000$
    Helps cover annual festival expenses
    Valid for one year
    • Live Spot Reads
    • Online "Thank You" and recognition on website
    • Logo on table tent during the annual festival
    • Social Media promotion
    • Logo posting on website
    • Complimentary festival passes (up to 8)
    • Dedicated table during the annual festival
  • Title

    2,500$
    Let the world know you are bringing the laughs to Northeast Ohio!
    Valid for one year
    • Live Spot Reads
    • Online "Thank You" and recognition on website
    • Logo on table tent during the annual festival
    • Social Media promotion
    • Logo posting on website
    • Complimentary festival passes (up to 12)
    • Stage Banner
    • Dedicated table during the annual festival
Festival Sponsoship Opportunities
Community Partnerships
Underwriting Spots
Volunteer
Volunteer
Have some fun - and do some good - with a performing arts organization serving Northeast Ohio.

Whether you think you are funny or not - we are serious about providing volunteer opportunities and always appreciate an extra hand in continuing the long-term success of the festival.  Our staff are all volunteers so you would be joining some very dedicated people.  If you believe in our mission, we are always welcoming of new & fresh perspectives.

Opportunities:
  • Contributing to a certified nonprofit performing arts organization. 

  • Social media promotion

  • Stage technical set-up & production

  • Concessions

  • Graphics, Audio & Video production

  • Facilitating workshops

Benefits Include:
  • Networking with other nonprofits and industry professionals. 

  • Build up your comedic talents & resume

  • Gain experience in nonprofit administration

Support FAQ

How can I participate in the comedy festival?

  • If you are a comedian, you can submit your application during open call for submissions.  You can contact us about getting on one of our upcoming shows.

  • If you are an audience member, you can purchase tickets to attend the annual festival.  You can attend our free showcases at 78th Street Studios during the monthly Third Friday walk-up.  You can contact us about volunteer opportunities.

 

Do I have to be a comedian?

  • No.  Anyone can participate in the festival.  We are a performing arts non-profit, so we open to anyone that wants to be involved. 

 

Do you have any paid opportunities?

  • We do not at this time.  Our support positions are completely volunteer.

 

What type of classes do you offer?

  • We offer Class Clown for kids ages 11 - 17 as well programs for adults looking to improve public speaking & creative writing.

 

What shows do you put on?

  • Monthly shows include our free showcases at 78th Street Studios during the monthly Third Friday and other partnering venues.

  • Our annual festival is usually the second week in November.

  • Our sister festival, Rubber City Comedy Fest, takes place in May.

 

Where does my financial contribution go?

  • All funding goes to venue expenses and to pay performers for their art.

 

What's in it for me?

  • Whatever you put in is what you get out of it

 

Why should I support the festival?

  • We ask for your support is you enjoy the performing arts, stand-up comedy, and want to foster the creative talent our from Northeast Ohio.

Support Inquiry Form

Interested in Supporting The Cleveland Comedy Festival?

Thanks for submitting your interest in the Cleveland Comedy Festival. You should receive a response from us within three (3) business days. You can contact us directly at ClevelandComedyFestival@Gmail.com.

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