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

-plus-
Service Industry
Worker's Night
8 PM SHOWTIME
WKDD NIGHT with
Keith Kennedy
&
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
Funny Stop Comedy Club - 9-Time Champion - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Fox 8 Cleveland Akron Canton HotList 'Best Live Comedy' Award Winner
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday-Saturday, September 28-30
DON JAMIESON
Host of VH1's "That Metal Show"

Friday-Saturday, October 20-21
TAMMY PESCATELLI
She's Back... For 2 Nights Only!

Wednesday-Saturday, October 25-28
MIKE ODDO
The Naughty Hypnotist
Funny Stop Comedy Club - 9-Time Champion - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Fox 8 Cleveland Akron Canton HotList 'Best Live Comedy' Award Winner
 

Now Appearing

Thursday-Saturday
September 21-23

Funny Stop Comedian

Jay Stevens

First Appearance
In Over 3 Years

A lot has happened to Jay Stevens during his more than a decade and a half in the comedy business.

Born Shawn D. Stevenson, and formerly known as "B.L.A.C.", Jay Stevens has been a professional comedian since 2002. Growing up he was always known as a hilarious outgoing character by friends, family, colleagues and those he would meet on a first encounter.

Having a passion to make people laugh he surprisingly was not seeking a career in the comedy industry, it was not until he gave his life to the Lord in 1997 that he felt the yearning to share this "gift" to entertain people.

His very first show was at a church "Solomon's Temple COGIC" in 1999 where he realized that laughter is a healing medicine. Since then he has been very successful at making people laugh from the church to the comedy club.

His clean comedy style reaches all audiences. Jay believes that sowing the gift of laughter is the best gift one can give, and doing so has allowed him to perform over with comedians including Gary Owen, Damon Williams, Dat Phan, John Witherspoon, Jon Lovitz and many others.

Growing up people always told him that he had a radio voice and should do radio and voice over work so he is pursuing the non-comedic side of his gift in radio and acting, the stars are there for the grabbing and Jay plans on grabbing them all.

This year alone, Jay Stevens will perform at clubs and venues in a dozen different states and the Virgin Islands, including his return this week to the Funny Stop after a more than 3 year absence.

You can learn even more about Jay Stevens by visiting his Facebook page, found by clicking HERE and by visiting his website at JayStevensLive.com.

 
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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 Soon

Thursday-Saturday
September 28-30

Funny Stop Comedian

Don Jamieson

Host of VH1's "That Metal Show"

"He's a sarcastic, caustic rib-splitter who can wind up any audience and splatter them hysterically"
    -The Village Voice

Don Jamieson is currently co-hosting VH1 Classic's hit heavy metal talk show series, "That Metal Show" where legends of rock hang out to discuss their past and current projects in front of a live studio audience full of metal maniacs. Rolling Stone Magazine dubbed "That Metal Show" as one of the 50 Best Reasons To Watch TV! He is also a co-host on "Beer Money", a fast-paced, non-traditional sports quiz show airing on SNY (SportsNet New York).

Among his many accomplishments, Jamieson's stand-up CD "Live & Hilarious" on Metal Blade Records hit the Top 20 on iTunes and Top 10 on the Billboard comedy charts. He also performed stand-up at Metallica's Orion Music + More Festival and was introduced by drummer Lars Ulrich. Don is proudly sponsored by Monster Energy Drinks.

Jamieson's proudest moment is becoming an "Emmy Award-Winner" for his work on HBO's "Inside The NFL". Don and long-time comedy partner, Jim Florentine, lent their brand of humor to the popular sports show; writing, producing and performing sports-themed comedy sketches.

The two have also collaborated on the hidden-camera DVD and Comedy Central web series, "Meet The Creeps" as well as a series of prank call CD's, "Terrorizing Telemarketers," which get a lot of airplay on the Howard Stern radio show.

Don Jamieson is also a joke writer for the country's best celebrity roaster, Lisa Lampanelli and has lent his voice to MTV2's "Crank Yankers".

Don's stand-up act brings his everyday take on life with an added dash of sarcasm for good measure. He is able to make people laugh at things they wouldn't normally laugh at, and then laugh again at that realization.

Besides performing at clubs in New York City, Don tears it up at clubs and theatres all over the country. For the last seven years, he has been the regular opener for Andrew Dice Clay.

Don started his career as one of the young and talented comedy minds at MTV helping to launch the careers of comics like Jon Stewart, Kevin James and Tom Green. But unbeknownst to many, Don was spending his nights on the local comedy scene developing his own comic style.

He has been seen on NBC's "Why We Heart Vampires" and is currently in production for the 12th season of "That Metal Show" and his SECOND season of "Beer Money".

Check out Don's website at DonJamieson.com, then call the Funny Stop box office at 330-923-4700 to make your reservation for this week-long appearance.

 

Headliner Schedule

September 21-23
Jay Stevens

September 28-30
Don Jamieson

October 4-7
Paul Bond

October 12-14
Jim Florentine

October 18-19
Tim Folger

October 20-21
Tammy Pescatelli

October 25-28
Mike Oddo

November 2-4
Jeff Blanchard

November 9-11
BASILE!

November 15-18
Gemini

November 18
Special Saturday Afternoon
Family Magic Show

November 22
The Finals!
Ohio's Best Amateur Comedian Contest

November 24-25
Mike Polk, Jr.

November 29-30
To Be Announced

December 1-2
To Be Announced

December 6-9
Steve Hirst

December 14-16
Rich Vos

December 20-23
Charlie Weiner

December 31
New Year's Eve
Jason Russell

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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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