Cleveland as a Comedy Hub

Cleveland as a Comedy Hub

Ramon Rivas

2016 Finalist
Transformative Arts & Culture category

Ramon Rivas, II has visions of Cleveland as a national comedy hub. He pitched his idea to bring nationally-known talent to Cleveland for his annual Accidental Comedy Fest. The festival that enriches Cleveland’s performing arts scene and raises Cleveland’s profile in the national conversation while providing a platform for local talent to work with emerging and established artists from around the country.

With the help of the prize money he won as a runner-up, he was able to attract artists from all over the country for the 5th annual Accidental Comedy Fest on August 26-28, 2016, many of whom came to Cleveland for the first time. The event’s profile grew so much, the festival was moved from a local bowling alley venue (Mahall’s) to Hilarities downtown in 2017. Ramon continues to change the face of comedy in Cleveland through the Accidental Comedy Club.

Learn more about Ramon’s Accidental Comedy Club and keep up to date with the annual festival details by following Accidental Comedy on Facebook and Twitter.