Top students to present comedic work at first-ever Comedy Festival

March 4, 2016

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — They will make you laugh and then they will make you laugh even harder. Ten videos have been selected as the finalists for the first-ever Concordia Comedy Festival.

At 7 p.m. on March 18, these students, represented from Memorial Park, Central Lutheran, Carroll, Bishop Dwenger and Concordia Lutheran High School, will vie for the top slot in the middle and high school categories. The showing, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Cinema Center, 437 E Berry St., in Downtown Fort Wayne.

The evening will begin with a showing of all 10 videos and then conclude with an open Q&A session with our two guest judges, Joe Harkenrider, a 2002 CLHS graduate and producer for Comedy Central’s digital division; and Nick Rutherford, a writer for “Saturday Night Live” during the 2014-15 season. There will be a private reception for the finalists and their guests.

The winners will be announced that evening and will receive a copy of Final Cut Pro X, Apple’s professional editing software (a $299.99 value).

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the CLHS main office or call (260) 483-1102 to reserve your ticket. Learn more at


High School

Cheetah Blood

Noah Sheaffer, Brent Fugate (Concordia)

How to Get Women

Colin Harmeyer, David Kratzman (Concordia)

Play Date

Mary Eber (Bishop Dwenger)

Phone Prank

Emily Drake, Caitlyn Traxler (Carroll)

The Classroom: Fire Drill

Jackson Wright, Andrew Bower, Skylar Wendell (Concordia)

The Bachelor

Michelle Cage (Concordia)

Undercover Boss

Noah Asher (Concordia)

Middle School

Annoy Away

Ray Wolf (Memorial Park)

Savonna Talk Show

Savonna McGhee (Memorial Park)


Olivia Schuller, Elly Spieth, Evy Spieth, Madison Werling, and Lauren Meyer (Central Lutheran)

Concordia Lutheran High School, located at 1601 St. Joe River Drive in Fort Wayne, Ind., was founded in 1935 as a private, co-educational Lutheran high school open to students of all faiths and backgrounds. With Christ at the center, Concordia continues to pursue educational excellence that equips individuals for lifelong learning and service as disciples of Jesus Christ. Utilizing the most current technologies and state-of-the-art equipment, Concordia’s Media Arts students participate in a wide variety of projects that will help them develop an understanding of digital media. Students study narrative and documentary filmmaking, commercials, music videos and various forms of digital production. Learn more at