Hi! I'm Leah Addison. By day, I am an events producer at Case Western Reserve University. All other times in-between I produce comedy shows in Cleveland, Ohio. I got my start in comedy in 2019 at Dave Schwensen's stand up class. It was there I met Jenna Eastman, who would soon be going to open mics with me. We quickly felt the uncomfortability that open mics can create, particularly with women and underrepresented minorities. We decided to work toward changing that and instead make shows that are a place where people can feel good about themselves. It was then that Snowflake Comedy Club was born. Thank you for being on this journey with me.
Snowflake Comedy is a pop-up Club that highlights local Cleveland business as alternative comedy venues to showcase their work and bring in new guests and potential customers in a creative and fun setting.
Snowflake Comedy Club exists to give a space in the local Cleveland comedy scene that is empathetically welcoming and striving for inclusivity. We want to bring light to underrepresented groups, including people of color, women, and folks in the queer community. Our goal is to create safe and fun spaces for both comics and audience members in these communities.
We believe in a better and stronger comedic environment that "punches up" rather than "punches down" to marginalized communities. Our comics agree to basic guidelines ahead of time to be respectful and aware of how their jokes might impact others before they step up to the microphone. We will always do our best to regulate and advocate for everyone that attends a show to be treated with dignity and respect.
We are not perfect, and we are always striving to do better.