When: Mon., Nov. 11 2013
The sixth annual Cleveland Comedy Festival kicks off today with a slew of shows, and runs through Nov. 17 at venues all over Greater Cleveland. Forty-nine comedians will compete for the top prize as well as bragging rights. There will be 24 shows at Playhouse Square, and 26 shows at venues such as Hilarities, the 5 O’Clock Lounge and Mahalls. The Comedy Festival has partnered with Stand Up For Downs this year to raise funding for programs and education for Down syndrome. There will be two fundraiser shows on Nov. 16 at Playhouse Square’s Kennedy’s Theatre. Both shows will feature Mike Vecchione, who has appeared on Last Comic Standing on Comedy Central. Check out the website for the latest updates and to download the event schedule. (Rus) clevelandcomedyfestival.com.