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Crosstown Comedy Festival Round 1 - July 13

Crosstown Comedy Festival Comedy Contest Featuring The Best And Brightest Comedians From Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

Crosstown Comedy Festival Round 1 - July 13
Crosstown Comedy Festival Round 1 - July 13

Time & Location

Jul 13, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Cincinnati, 4579 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223, USA

About the event

Bombs Away! Comedy and Commonwealth Sanctuary are proud to present the Inaugural Crosstown Comedy Festival, a comedy contest and celebration of the best comedians from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, and across the country to compete to win the Festival. Join us each week on Fridays at Commonwealth Sanctuary and Saturdays at Bombs Away! Comedy @ The Comet as we laugh and celebrate local comedy.

Each Round the audience will vote for their favorite Rookie and Veteran Comedians to move on to the next round. Comedians that move on will perform at the other participating venue in the next round. The Finals are August 30th at Commonwealth Sanctuary, and the Best of Fest featuring the best non finalists in the contest is on August 31st. Both shows are headlined by Daniel Van Kirk. The Winners will receive a cash prize and future bookings at both comedy clubs. Winning comedians each round will be decided by a combination of audience vote and judges scores.

This Event is at Bombs Away! Comedy @ The Comet

Looking for an intimate comedy club experience near you in Cincinnati? Bombs Away! Comedy operates as a comedy club inside legendary music venue The Comet. Each week we host the nation's best touring comedians, regional, and local comedians providing a unique comedy club experience in the heart of Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati. Bombs Away! Comedy is the best place to celebrate life's wins, have a unique date night, or your bachelor / bachelorette party. If you have ever wanted to say, "I saw them 'when'", this is your 'when'.

Preliminary Round | The Comet Cincinnati | July 13th


Drew Blankenship, Gavin Ferckel, Sam Milazzo, and Kat West


Jerrel Beamon, Justin Bradley, June Dempsey, Rick Gene, Christian HB


Comedian Gabe Kea's unbridled enthusiasm for entertaining audiences is what truly sets him apart. With a personality as big as his 6'5" frame, Gabe melds well-crafted jokes with his comedic physicality to create an unforgettable show.

Gabe spent his youth living in both the US and Canada and found his love for performing in St. Louis. Currently residing in Cincinnati, OH, Gabe can be found performing at comedy clubs throughout the country. He has been featured in the Limestone Comedy Festival in Bloomington IN, Gilda's Laugh Fest in Grand Rapids MI, and The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta GA. Gabe has shared the spotlight as an opener for Joel McHale, Nikki Glaser, Bert Kreisher, Joey Diaz, Russell Peters, & Dave Chappelle. He is a frequent guest on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show. His debut album “Dumber Than a Fish” is available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, & Amazon. Several tracks from that album can be heard on Raw Dog Comedy, Laugh USA, & Comedy Roundup via Sirius XM radio.

His interests include hockey, beer, and reinforcing Canadian stereotypes.

Time - 7PM / doors 6

The Venue - Bombs Away! Comedy Club is inside The Comet in Northside. The Comet is a legendary bar and music club in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati with a full service bar, as well as a full kitchen featuring tacos, massive burritos, and the best queso dip in Cincy. 4579 Hamilton Ave Check Out their menu here -

Tickets - $10 adv/ $15 dos Reserves your seat until 10 min before show time. If you have not arrived or contacted us before this time your seat may be given to someone on the wait list.

Your tickets are available for refund up to 24 hours before door time of listed show. Bombs Away! Comedy will allow transfer of ticket to a future show as available if you are unable to attend or your ticket is not eligible for refund. Contact us at if you have any questions.

Parking - There is free street parking on Hamilton Ave. and surrounding the venue with well lit sidewalks. Please visit for a map and more information. The address is 4579 Hamilton Ave

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