OUR NEW WEEKLY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Our Famous
AMATEUR
NIGHT

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Service Industry
Worker's Night
8 PM SHOWTIME
MILITARY ID
NIGHT
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8 PM SHOWTIME
KICKOFF YOUR
WEEKEND RIGHT

With 2 Different
Showtimes
Made To Fit
Your Schedule
7:30 & 9:30 PM
LIVE COMEDY
TWICE TONIGHT

Join Us For The
Early Show Or
Cap Your Night At
Our Late Show
7:30 & 9:30 PM
Stan Piatt Cancer Benefit Fundraiser July 3 at the Funny Stop
 
Can't Call During Our Regular Box Office Hours?

Click HERE to purchase tickets ONLINE for many of our future events!
 

Now Appearing

Friday & Saturday
June 22 & 23

Funny Stop Comedian

John Evans

Funny Stop Debut
Two Nights Only!

A FEW WORDS FROM JOHN EVANS:

I started out like many great comedians, in Tulsa Oklahoma with an Andy Rooney impression and a dream. I moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, dropped the Andy Rooney impression and in 2002 I performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival's "new faces" show. A role in a film at the Sundance Film Festival soon followed.

While living in Los Angeles, I performed regularly at the Comedy and Magic Club, and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. I have had the unique pleasure of opening up for comedic legends George Carlin, Dave Chappelle, Mitch Hedberg and Lewis Black.

I have recently done shows on the "Friends of Bob and Tom" tour and can be heard regularly on their syndicated radio show.

My influences are many....My ten favorite in order would be: Bill Hicks, Steve Martin, George Carlin, Lenny Bruce, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Andy Kaufman, Jerry Seinfeld, Don Rickles and Dennis Miller. Other comedians I have been influenced by include Dave Attell, Woody Allen, Jay Leno, Daniel Tosh, Sam Kinison, Ron White, Lewis Black and many more!!!!

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John Evans didn't mention his television credits which include appearances on back to back seasons of NBC's Last Comic Standing (which included a semi-finalist finish) and an appearance on Comedy Central's Live @ Gotham.

John also didn't mention his unique Twitter handle of ThriftStoreGuy or that you can get tickets to see his Funny Stop debut by calling our box office at 330-923-4700.

 
Akron Smoker's Den - Tallmadge Smoker's Den - Cigars and more
 

 

Jake Soloman Crowned
As "Ohio's Best
Amateur Comedian"

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".

September 2014 Ohio's Best Amateur Comedian Contest Finals

 
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

20th Anniversary Lineup

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.

Coming Next

Wednesday, June 27

Funny Stop Comedian

Amateur Night

It's a Funny Stop
Tradition!

Tonight with approximately
One Dozen Performers
and
Hosted by
a Mystery Guest

 
 
 
 
 

 

Followed By

Thursday, June 28

Fundraiser at the Funny Stop

 

Headliner Schedule

June 21
THE FUNNYRAISER!

June 22-23
John Evans

June 27
Amateur Night

June 28
Comedy For A Cause
Fundraiser

June 29-30
CO-HEADLINERS
Terry McNeely & Kirk Bogos

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TUESDAY, JULY 3

COMEDY ALL-STAR SHOWCASE

A Benefit To Support
Akron Radio Legend
STAN PIATT
and his battle with Cancer

$10 Donation
100% goes to support Stan!

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July 5-7
Rob Allen

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Notification Method
For Last Minute
Super Deals!

Click HERE to sign up for the Funny Stop's new text messaging service.

This optional service compliments the regularly scheduled, weekly offers which come to subscribers or our Funny Stop e-Newsletter.

The Funny Stop's text messaging service is only activated once or twice per month, making special discount offers, generally only good for that or the next evening's show.

Here's just another way the Funny Stop continues to offer lovers of live comedy the best possible bargain for their entertainment dollar.

 

Look At What
Is New At The
Funny Stop
Comedy Club

The Stage View "Wall of Fame" Bar, Meeting Room Rentals, Gift Certificates, and More!

As the FIVE-TIME WINNER of the MyFoxCleveland "Hot List" competition as the best venue for Live Comedy in Northeastern Ohio, it would be easy for the Funny Stop Comedy Club to rest on its laurels, but that is not the case.

Let's take a look at just some of the new things going on at the Funny Stop Comedy Club.

Funny Stop's New Stage View Bar

Stage View Bar

Since the move to our new location several years ago, one element that our patrons missed was a sit down bar within the club.

Well now the Funny Stop has brought back that old facility element and has taken it one better by providing a sit down bar with a view of the stage.

Whether it be before, during, or after the live comedy show, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of our Stage View bar area.

Drink specials are offered after each evening's comedy show and a special Ladies Night promotion is offered every Thursday night as well.

Meeting Room Rental

It is getting more and more difficult for groups and organizations to find facilities to host their gatherings, meetings, reunions, etc.

Stepping in to fill that void, the Funny Stop now offers its showroom for such activities on mornings and afternoons, seven days a week as well as on most Sunday and Monday evenings.

Groups of up to nearly 200 will enjoy our open floor plan and elevated stage area.

Limited use of audio/visual equipment as well as food and beverage service are also available.

For more details, available dates, pricing, and to make your reservation, contact Nidal at 330-923-4700.

Gift Certificates

Do you know someone who needs an evening out on the town?

Do you have a relative or friend who is hard to by for?

No matter the circumstance, look no further than Gift Certificates from the Funny Stop Comedy Club to fill that need.

Funny Stop gift certificates spend just like cash so use them for admission the show, to enjoy a delicious meal or snack, or even to enjoy the beverage of choice.

To purchase a Funny Stop gift certificate, contact our box office at 330-923-4700.

And More!

Don't forget that the Funny Stop now offers a "VIP Card". Check out the full details of this program in the article found elsewhere on this page.

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