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ComedicCLE presents:
Cleveland Comedy Open

Stay tuned! New updates about the CCO coming soon. . . 

How it works:

36 comedians compete.  Contestants and order will be randomly drawn from all submissions received.  


  • Round 1: 

    • Comedians 1-12 compete.  Four comedians advance to finals.

  • Round 2:

    • Comedians 13-24 compete.  Four comedians advance to finals. ​

  • Round 3:

    • Comedians 25-36 compete.  Four comedians advance to finals.​

  • Finals:

    • The 12 winners from rounds 1-3 compete.  One winner.


*Winner gets $500 cash and a performing/presenting spot at the upcoming 

Cleveland Comedy Awards. 


Each CCO takes place over a 3-month period, four times a year.

How to submit:

SUBMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED.  Once submissions are closed, we will draw the order of the contest. We will then contact you with the round in which you'll be performing along with more details. This could take a while, as the CCO generally fills up for an entire year. Thank you and good luck!

Material restrictions:

None.  (within reason)


Rounds 1 -3:    5 minute sets.

Finals:               7 minute sets.


*Winners of the CCO cannot compete again until the following year. 


Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

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