Arts & Entertainment

Brew-Ha-Ha delights

By: Campdell Tuel ~Head Copy Editor~

The Cincy Brew Ha-Ha brought a lot of laughter to SawyerPoint Park on Aug. 21-23 for what
has become known as America’s Largest Beer and Comedy Festival. With over 50 comedians on four stages, the festival never failed to entertain, delight and captivate audiences.

Josh O'Neil - Brew Ha Ha

Xavier junior and comedian Josh O’Neil

Thursday’s headliner, Josh Sneed, a Cincinnati resident, is known for his 2008 comedy album “Unacceptable,” deemed one of the year’s Top Ten comedy albums by iTunes. He also came in second out of 100 participants in the Comedy Central Annual Stand- Up Showdown Competition in 2009.

Sportscaster twins Randy and Jason Sklar entertained audiences Friday night on the main stage. Former hosts of ESPN Classic’s “Cheap Seats,” the brothers have been seen in numerous television shows including “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Entourage” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” Grammy and three-time Tony award nominee David Alan Grier has appeared in many films including “PEEBLES,” produced by Tyler Perry, “Streamers,” directed by Robert Altman and the Wayman Brothers’ spoof movie “Dance Flick.”

Grier created, wrote and produced Comedy Central’s 2008 new hit show “Chocolate News”and also can be seen as “Principal Carl Gaines” in the new CBS comedy show “Bad Teacher.” With booths filled with over 100 different craft beers and numerous Cincinnati favorites from Eli’s Barbeque to Wertheim’s German cuisine, no one left disappointed.

Despite a rainy start, the Cincy Brew Ha-Ha managed to solidify itself as yet another Cincinnati festival with a twist: Craft beer, delicious food and great comedy.