3 Nights Only!
Matt Holt is the youngest of eight kids. No, his family is not Catholic. They do drink, swear and gamble... hey just don't believe in repenting for it!
The story of his life begins with the good fortune of being raised by humorous parents and being surrounded with a wonderful cast of misfits, felons and fugitives who just happen to be related to him. Who could ask for more?
The next chapter of Matt's life sees him working for a major telecommunications company. He survived fifteen years in Corporate America before throwing his hands up to surrender.
Some people are bad with remembering people's names or with fractions, Matt is bad with marriages and relationships. At a young age, in need of various small appliances and an assortment of picture frames, Matt entered into the blissful institution of marriage.
The bliss lasted for a few months, the marriage lasted nine years. It ended with the division of everything he owned and the addition of a beautiful daughter.
Since the first marriage went so well, Matt figured; "Why not give it another shot?". STRIKE TWO! This time around, the marriage train lasted 5 years before it pulled into the station. Now, with what would appear to be one quarter of the possessions he once owned, Matt embarks on the next step in his quest for relationship happiness.
The scars, shadows and memories of his past have not been forgotten. It is from this grounded but chaotic life history that Matt has developed and honed his comedic sensibility. He bases his humor on these experiences and never misses an opportunity to laugh at himself and the world around him.
Audiences appreciate Matt's quick, razor-sharp wit and his relaxed style. To find out a little bit more about him, follow Matt Holt on Twitter by clicking HERE, then call our Box Office at 330-923-4700 to make your reservation to see Matt Holt in just his 3rd appearance in the past 7 years, this week at the Funny Stop.
Jake Soloman Crowned
As "Ohio's Best
On Tuesday night, September 16 a huge crowd had the opportunity to see the ten amateur comedians who survived
the preliminary qualifiers, quarter-finals, and semi-finals to reach "THE FINALS" of the latest edition of
the "Ohio's Best Amateur Comedian" Contest at the Funny Stop.
Scores of performers had taken the stage over the Spring and Summer of 2014 to open the Funny Stop's Tuesday night shows in an attempt just to qualify for the elimination rounds of the contest.
During "The Finals", each contestant performed 5 minutes of clean material and the panel of judges used their professional experience to score the performances as to rate the audience support and response for each amateur.
When the numbers were tallied, Jake Soloman had achieved the goal of all of the competitors, being crowned as "Ohio's Best Amateur Comedian".
Congratulations go out to Jake for earning the championship title.
Special recognition also goes out to the other 9 performers who advanced to the championship round.
In alphabetical order, they are:
Dan Fallone, Kali Fencil, Chris Harvey, Tony Madurai, Jerry Miller, Nancy Remlee, Spike Salazar, Drew Seachrist and Rob Telecky.
Keep an eye on the Funny Stop schedule for the club's next competition to see who is "Ohio's Best Amateur Comedian".
Thanks To All Of The Talented Performers Who Appeared At Our 20th Anniversary Celebration
Back Row (L-R) Mike Scanlon, Stan Piatt, Mike Wypasek, Pete Barak, Mike Veneman, Mayor Don Robart, Todd,
Charlie Wiener, Rodney Bengston, Marv Conner, Kirk Bogos, Mike Conley, and Bill Boronky.
Front Row (L-R) Stuart Warner, Dan Long, Tony Barak, Lucy Bebee, Lionel Hamilton, John Rathbone, Mike Gersh, and Tommy Chong.
Absent from picture: Kathy Dice and "The Real" John King.
Enjoy Our Various, Nightly
Food & Drink Specials
A Different Item From Our Foood & Drink Menu Is Offered At A Discounted Price Every Night!
Be sure to ask your server for the evening's food and drink specials.
Kevin Downey, Jr.
3 Nights Only!
Comedian, columnist Kevin Downey, Jr. was recently described by a Florida newspaper as "a joke-and-punchline comic with a fondness for outre material and an off-kilter persona" while a fellow comedian recently labeled Kevin as "refreshingly bizarre".
See if you agree by being part of the audience when Season 8 "America's Got Talent" quarterfinalist Kevin Downey, Jr. makes his Funny Stop return on June 20-22.
Kevin headlined small rooms all over the U.S. and enjoyed a cult following until his frequent and on-going bookings at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino's "Comedy Stop" in both Las Vegas and Atlantic City brought him to a new level of notoriety. Kevin now works "A" clubs everywhere, and to larger and larger audiences.
Kevin Downey Jr. grew up in Detroit, Michigan. He made his TV debut at age six on CKLW's "The Bozo Show" where he won a hockey stick, a 12-pack of Orange Crush and some Tootsie Rolls playing, The Bug Game.
Kevin eventually moved to New York City looking for fame and fortune. He instantly landed a part at Macy's Santaland as an elf. Kevin was decimated to learn all elves were fired after the Christmas Eve shift. Shortly thereafter, Kevin went to his first comedy show at New York's "Comic Strip Live" and realized his calling; however, it would be three years until he had the courage to get on stage himself.
Downey, Jr. has headlined clubs everywhere in the U.S. and can be heard regularly on "The Bob and Tom Show" as well as Sirius XM Satellite radio. He is also a proud member of Armed Forces Entertainment and he travels the world performing for the troops.
Kevin has also appeared on television's "Comedy Central", "What Not to Wear" and "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy."
He authors a column called "Drinking on $11 a Night" which can be read in "Bachelor Pad Magazine" and "GC" magazine and his nationally-released DVD called, "I'm not Gay, but Don't Stop" can be found on both Amazon.com and Netflix.
Make your reservations to see the return appearance of Kevin Downey, Jr. at the Funny Stop by calling our box office at 330-923-4700 today.
Kevin Downey, Jr.
CLOSED INDEPENDENCE DAY
Skippy from Family Ties