Best Comedy Venue Series

Accidental Comedy Club

Cleveland's comedy world has been building momentum for years. But nothing's quite captured attention like the Accidental Comedy Club, our lovely city's independent comedy operation. A rotating show of standup talent organized by Ramon Rivas and a few others is basically guerilla comedy, ending up in new weird locations as well as holding down some regular gigs. Have a comedy show on the roof of the Cleveland Hostel? Sure. How about one at a former Slovenian hall? Fuck yes. A high point was a recent gig featuring nationally known comic Hannibal Buress. But each evening is an impressive showcase of Cleveland's brightest joke slingers, and Accidental's annual comedy festival — Accidental Comedy Fest, which is bringing in big names from around the country — is yet another reason why it's the soul and core of the Cleveland comedy scene.