When he was but six years old, Nathan Timmel conned his sweet little old grandmother into buying him a record album. The cover pictured a man picking his nose, and what's funnier to a six-year-old than boogers? The album was George Carlin's "Class Clown," and soon Nathan was the only child running around the playground shouting the "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television."
Thus began Nathan's comedy career.
Since those auspicious beginnings, Nathan has performed at comedy clubs across the country, recorded two comedy CD's - the second of which, "An Idiot Speaks," receives regular airplay on both Sirius and XM satellite radio--and visited the nationally-syndicated Bob and Tom Show.
He has also become a world-traveler, having visited such countries as Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Japan (to name a few) to perform for American soldiers stationed far from home. Cutting past partisan politics and getting down to matters we all agree on is one of Nathan's many skills as a wordsmith; though the media may try to separate us as a people, Nathan is here to unite all using one weapon: the sound of laughter.
Bob Kesler & Eric Brewer
Take Top Honors In Spring
2012 Edition of "Ohio's Best
Amateur Comedian" Contest
On Tuesday night, May 29th a standing room only crowd had the opportunity to see the one dozen amateurs who survived
the preliminary qualifiers, quarter-finals, and semi-finals to reach "THE FINALS" of the Spring edition of 2012's
"Ohio's Best Amateur Comedian" Contest take the stage at the Funny Stop.
Nearly 100 performers had taken the stage over a 5 month period of time to open the Funny Stop's Tuesday night shows in an attempt to advance to "THE FINALS".
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, the contest finished in a tie!
Congratulations go out to Bob Kesler and Eric Brewer who were crowned the co-champions of the "Ohio's Best Amateur Comedian" Contest at the Funny Stop.
Several times during this contest period, judges and observers proclaimed this to be the strongest overall field of contestants in the entire history of the Funny Stop's "Ohio's Best Amateur Comedian" contest.
That was clearly demonstrated in "The Finals" as six other contestants were titled as special runners-up and were invited back to the club on Wednesday, June 6th for a special, Final Show with the prize of the opportunity to get future stage time on the line.
The contest's special runners-up were Bob Ellisson, Bill Spork, Big Chevy, John Burton, Josh Volcheo, and Dan Syvanych.
Thanks to all who participated in the competition and to all of those who came out to cheer on their favorite!
Funny Stop Comedy Club's
2013 "VIP Card" Now Available
Enjoy Over $1,000 Value For Just $99
Our most popular, money saving, promotion ever has returned for 2013.
Launched in 2010, the Funny Stop Comedy Club's VIP CARD program has saved audience members literally thousands of dollars on their admission price to the shows offered each week at Northeastern Ohio's top rated comedy club according to the Fox 8 HOTLIST and the Akron Beacon Journal's BEACON'S BEST programs.
The Funny Stop's 2013 VIP Card offers FREE ADMISSION for the card member and one guest to any show on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday nights as well the 10:30 PM show on Fridays from January 2 through December 30, 2013.
A pair of regularly priced 10:30 PM Friday show tickets would run $20.00
Take this amount and multiply it times 52 weeks of the year and the Funny Stop 2013 VIP Card offers over $1,000 in savings during the year.
Funny Stop Comedy Club 2013 VIP Cards are currently available for purchase at the showroom door or by contacting the box office at 330-923-4700.
Pick up one for yourself or as a gift for your favorite comedy fan.
For full details, click HERE.
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.
May 28-June 1
After a more than 5 year absence from the club, the Funny Stop is happy to welcome back Cal Verducci!
Armed with impressions and caffeine, Cal has been taking his high energy act to comedy clubs all over the country for nearly 20 years.
Ever since he was a small child, Cal Verducci was making people laugh by doing impressions. As an adult, Cal has honed those skills to provide an evening of entertainment that combines hilarious, dead-on impressions with edgy high energy antics that make audiences everywhere cry laughing.
From Ozzy Ozbourbne to Chris Farley -- this New Jersey native does it all. People laugh the moment he sets foot on stage.
Frenetic? You bet.
Cal's the reason Valium was invented!
Most recently, Cal Verducci has been seen on Comedy Central's "The Graham Norton Effect" and released a comedy CD entitled, "What's Wrong With Me???"
May 28-June 1
It's A Secret
Mike Polk, Jr.
with 3 Swell Guys
July 30-August 3
Saint & Sinner
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Reverend Bob Levy
Off Stage Photos With
Recent Club Headliners
You Can Get Photos Like These
After Every Funny Stop Show!
Bob Levy, his feature act and our bartender Nick
Jim Florentine with Youssef,
one of the Funny Stop owner's sons
TJ Miller with Chad Zumock, other comics, Funny Stop's staffers, and customers
Tammy Pescatelli with former
Cleveland Brown Bob Golic and his wife
(and former Raider cheerleader) Karen
Basile, Mike Conley, and son of the club's owners
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.
Over 20 Performers & Officials Took The Stage
During "A Toast To Mike Veneman" Fund Raiser
On Monday, January 18, 2010 the Funny Stop Comedy Club hosted "A Toast To Mike Veneman", a fund raising
event to honor the longtime legend in Northeastern Ohio comedy.
The event was one of his last public appearances as Mike Veneman lost his battle with ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease, on Saturday, October 30, 2010.
A huge audience was entertained and moved by the rapid fire comedy, sincere remembrances, previously untold stories, and governmental recognition during the bittersweet event which was highlighted by the more than 20 individuals who took the stage to honor Mike.
To see a full list of those who gave their time to appear at "A Toast To Mike Veneman" and to view several photos from the event, click HERE.