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.
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.
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.
Special Saturday Afternoon
Family Magic Show
Ohio's Best Amateur Comedian Contest
Mike Polk, Jr.
To Be Announced
To Be Announced
New Year's Eve