Full Week of Shows
It is always an exciting time when the Funny Stop is able to bring to its audience members a performer who continues to work his way up the rungs of the comedy ladder, and this week is one of those occasions.
Please put your hands together for Mr. J.J. Johnson.
When you take a ride in a Jaguar, you can't help but notice the smoooooth ride. You get the same feeling watching James Johnson (J.J.) with his catlike approach spin the tales of his life into one hilarious fit of comedy.
J.J. has given many audiences the ride of their life at clubs from Chicago to Kentucky, not to mention many private venues across the Midwest.
J.J. Johnson has donated his time and talents for such causes as cancer and the American Heart Society as well as having opened for some of the favorites of Funny Stop audiences such as the Disgruntled Clown and Smiley Joe Wiley.
Not that long ago, J.J. joked his way into the Guinness Book of Worlds Records for the longest running comedy show at an event in Cleveland.
Come out this week to see J.J. Johnson in his Funny Stop as he headlines for an entire week at the Funny Stop, and see if he doesn't keep you laughing with his dead on antics and smoooooth sort of style.
You can also follow J.J.'s antics on and off the stage by clicking HERE to visit his Twitter account.
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".
Funny Stop Comedy Club's
2014 "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 2014 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 2014 VIP Card offers over $1,000 in savings during the year.
Funny Stop Comedy Club 2014 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.
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.
August 30-September 3
Full Week of Shows
Juanda Mayfield is truly one of Ohio's own.
Juanda grew up on the east side of Cleveland, cutting her comedy teeth early on by impersonating members of her church family. Then on to school where, as a heavy-set chocolate chick, you had to be able throw a humorous barb as well as take one.
Mayfield soon learned she had a knack for making people laugh and keeping them entertained. She won the Ohio's Funniest Comedian contest at The Funny Stop Comedy Club and it was sunshine and giggles from then on.
Juanda Mayfield has continued her success by winning several other comedy contests while having audiences busting a gut in almost every small town and hamlet in Ohio.
From the bright lights of Akron to the steamy nights of Zanesville, no club or bar has been left unturnedout. Juanda also loves playing in clubs and colleges across the country, because it gives her a chance to coupon (her second love).
It is nearly impossible to contain your laughter once you experience Juanda Mayfield's witty perspective on food, fat, children and relationships just to name a few. Hold on tight and ride the wave of her rise through the comedy ranks as one of the country's funniest comedians.
This is one performance you won't want to miss!
August 30-September 3
Special Saturday Afternoon
Family Magic Show
Ohio's Best Amateur Comedian Contest
Special Amateur Show
September 28-October 1
Shawn Lynch & Mark Riccadonna
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.
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