Greg Morton had only two choices in schoolyard conflicts. Learn the ways of the force, or use his wit to diffuse situations.
That wit would soon lead to winning first prize in the "So You Think You're Funny Contest" and the beginning of his stand-up comedy career.
He was no longer the shy introverted kid, drawing cartoons in the corner. He had finally found his voice. A voice he would later use to direct and voice over twenty Saturday Morning cartoons. This former mobile disc jockey, who used to play songs at weddings, now sings song parodies on nationally syndicated radio programs like the Bob and Tom Show.
Take Greg's "Obama Man", sung to Sammy Davis, Jr.'s tune "Candy Man", which has racked up over 4 million hits on YouTube.
Since the debut of his two minute Star Wars mash-up on Just for Laughs and Comedy Central, Greg Morton has gone on to entertain audiences worldwide, opening for Celine Dion and Luther Vandross at Radio City Music Hall.
A noble choice of career young Padawan. Trading light sabers for laughs. This way, no one looses an arm.
Check out Greg Morton's website at GregMorton.com and follow him on Twitter at @GregMortonComic, then call the Funny Stop box office at 330-923-4700 to make your reservation to see Greg Morton appear on our stage, live and in person Thursday through Saturday.
When you call, be sure to ask about our special Valentines Weekend Dinner and Show packages on Saturday night!
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.
54,200 Twitter Followers
Can't Be Wrong!
Do you like comedian Rich Vos?
Well then, it is likely that you'll like this headliner who is making just her 2nd ever appearance at the Funny Stop. Please welcome back to our stage Bonnie McFarlane (aka Mrs. Rich Vos).
Long before becoming Mrs. Vos, Bonnie did her first open mic in Vancouver, Canada. The manager of the club told her she should enter a contest, The Search for Canada's Funniest New Comic. She did, and she won.
She moved to New York, where she landed a manager, an agent and taped her first half-hour special, which aired on Comedy Central.
Bonnie McFarlane got a deal with CBS to star in her own sitcom. That sitcom never happened, but after her deal was over, she landed a starring role in another sitcom on UPN called "Social Studies." After six episodes, the show was cancelled, but another show was just around the corner.
Christopher Guest wrote Bonnie a regular role in his pilot for HBO called "D.O.A." The show was D.O.A. HBO never picked it up.
So much for the easy path to fame and fortune.
Undeterred, Bonnie McFarlane continued doing stand up in Los Angeles and appeared on "The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn"," "Friday Night", and "Premium Blend." She hosted "Later" on NBC and was a regular on "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn."
She also landed roles in several other pilots and television shows including "Gross Pointe," "Scare Tactics" and "The Drew Carey Show."
Not content with just being a performer, Bonnie began writing and doing punch-up for various television shows, including "The Man Show," "Spy TV" and "Trigger Happy."
McFarlane went on to participate in the second season of NBC's "Last Comic Standing" and became one of the show's stand-out characters, which led to an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
She became a regular on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and started headlining shows across the country.
Bonnie also appeared in a one-hour special for HBO.
Bonnie McFarlane continues to pursue stand-up, writing and acting and has created several multimedia stage shows like "The Fake, Fake Show starring" Zach Galifianakis and a short film starring Patton Oswalt called "Sushi Whore."
You know that someone with 54.2K followers on Twitter has to be doing something right. You can be Bonnie McFarlane's 54,201st follower by clicking HERE.
You should come out to see Bonnie McFarlane, live and in person on the Funny Stop stage. She will appear in an 8PM show on Thursday followed by a pair of shows (8 and 10:30 PM) on both Friday and Saturday.
Don't wait! Make your reservations now by calling the Funny Stop box office at 330-923-4700.
Saturday Night Event
$55 per couple Dinner & Show Package
with headliner Greg Morton
The Disgruntled Clown
Funny Stop Debut
Brian Kenny & Mary Santora
Mike Polk, Jr.