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Funny Stop Comedy Club - 11-Time Champion - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Fox 8 Cleveland Akron Canton HotList 'Best Live Comedy' Award Winner
Funny Stop Comedy Club - 11-Time Champion - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Fox 8 Cleveland Akron Canton HotList 'Best Live Comedy' Award Winner
Funny Stop Comedy Club - 11-Time Champion - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Fox 8 Cleveland Akron Canton HotList 'Best Live Comedy' Award Winner
 
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Now Appearing

Thursday-Saturday
September 13-15

Funny Stop Comedian

Kevin Farley

3 Nights Only!

In 2017, Funny Stop fans got their first opportunity to see Kevin Farley live and in person on our stage. In his Funny Stop debut, two things quickly became clear.

1) This guy is a great comic

and

2) Two nights was not a long enough booking to accommodate all of the people who wanted to see him perform.

Pete has taken care of #2 by booking Kevin Farley for a 3 night appearance on Thursday through Saturday, September 13th through September 15th, so with that... the Funny Stop is proud to welcome Kevin Farley for a return appearance at our club.

To answer your first question, yes, Kevin is the brother of Saturday Night Live legend and movie actor Chris Farley.

Here is more about this weekend's headliner.

Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Kevin Farley studied at the famous Second City in Chicago. It wasn't long after that he appeared in films such as Black Sheep (with his brother Chris Farley) and The Waterboy with Adam Sandler.

Soon after, Farley landed a starring role as character Doug Linus on MTV's sitcom "2gether" where he was met with rave reviews. Farley then went on to star with top billing in the feature films "An American Carol" and "White Knight". Other films to his credits are "Crowning Jules", "Frat Pack" and "Joe Dirt 2". Kevin Farley's TV guest appearances have been on Hawaii Five-O, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Rules of Engagement, The Neighbors, Just Shoot Me and United States of Tara to name a few.

Farley moved behind the camera as co-writer and co-director of "Hollywood & Wine", which takes an irreverent look at an actress struggling in Hollywood. In addition, Farley directed the comedy "Paranormal Movie". The film pokes fun of the "found footage" horror, sub-genre popular with movie goers today.

To his credit, and met with high praise in all the national reviews, Farley was Co-Executive Producer of the heartwarming "I Am Chris Farley", a feature-length biographical documentary about his brother Chris, the late comedy legend. Presently Farley is co-starring in "F is for Family", a Netflix comedy series, This year he will be co-starring in CMT's new series "Still the King".

When Farley is not writing screenplays, producing or directing or on set filming, he regularly embraces the stage in stand-up comedy. Farley usually appears as the headline act nation-wide in clubs such as The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, and The Improv, but he has also opened for David Spade, Chris Rock, Norm MacDonald, Jeff Ross, Todd Glass, Kevin Nealon and Jeff Richards. Along the lines of stand-up comedy, Farley starred in a New York musical about comedians called "HA! The Musical".

Farley has hosted many live shows, and has been featured on The Today Show, The View, Extra, Fox News and countless radio shows. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California and is involved with the non-profit organization The American Irish Fund.

Kevin Farley has truly established himself as comedic presence both on the big screen and off. Multi-tasking as a comedian, actor, writer, director and producer seems easy for Farley because he does it all, with a fabulous sense of humor.

We are so pleased to host Kevin Farley this weekend at the Funny Stop. Check out his Twitter feed by clicking HERE, his YouTube channel by clicking HERE and his website, KevinFarleyOfficial.com, then call our Box Office at 330-923-4700 to make your reservation today.

 
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 Soon

Thursday-Saturday
September 20-22

Funny Stop Comedian

LA Hardy

3 Nights Only!

Making just his 2nd appearance in more than a half dozen years, let's give a great Funny Stop welcome to the amazing LA Hardy.

Whether you want to call him "the entertainer with Flava" or recognize him as bLACK dAD in the house from the animated cartoon, there is no doubt that LA Hardy is the real deal when it comes to stand-up comedy.

Originally from Cleveland, for the past several years LA Hardy had been living bi-coastal life, in Los Angeles and South Florida (ala LeBron?) He's a veteran and versatile performer you have seen everywhere.

Some of his proudest moments came, not here in the United States, but when he performed for our troops.

With the Comicís On Duty Tour, LA Hardy was part of just the second group of civilians to visit Iraq in the Fall of 2003. The group performed 28 shows in 30 days in a variety of venues there. During his stand-up career, LA Hardy has traveled with and performed for our men and women in uniform in over 35 countries. In his words, "I do it for the People."

You've seen him perform on BET's Comicview, Comics Unleashed With Byron Allen, ABC's "According to Jim" with Jim Belushi and more. He had also appeared on Universal Remote and GuessWho, alongside Bernie Mac. Dubbed the "Black Dr. Phil," LA Hardy's no-holds-barred observations are injected with whip-smart insight that will make you laugh, as well as reflect.

Check out LA Hardy's website at LAHardy.com and his Twitter feed right HERE, then pick up the phone and call 330-923-4700 to make your reservations to see LA Hardy at the Funny Stop.

 

Headliner Schedule

September 13-15
Kevin Farley

September 19
Amateur Comedy Contest

September 20-22
LA Hardy

September 23
Jazz & Jokes
The Fall Edition
A Special Sunday Event

September 26
Amateur Comedy Contest

September 27-29
Rich Vos

October 3
Amateur Comedy Contest

October 4-6
Paul Bond

October 10
Amateur Comedy Contest

October 11-12
Jim Florentine

October 13
SWEETEST DAY
Dinner & Show Package
with Jim Florentine

October 17
Amateur Comedy Contest

October 18-20
Dave Landau

October 24
THE FINALS
Amateur Comedy Contest

October 25-27
Chad Zumock

October 31
Amateur Comedy Contest

November 1
JJ Johnson

November 2-3
Tammy Pescatelli

November 7
Amateur Comedy Contest

November 8-10
Ray DeVito

November 14
Amateur Comedy Contest

November 15-17
BASILE!

November 20
Big Comedy Night
Special Tuesday Show

November 21
Amateur Comedy Contest

November 22
Thanksgiving Day
Showroom is Dark

November 23-24
Mark Anthony

November 28
Amateur Comedy Contest

November 29 - December 1
Charlie Wiener

December 5
Amateur Comedy Contest

December 6-8
Dustin Diamond

December 12
Amateur Comedy Contest

December 13-15
Gemini

December 15
Saturday Afternoon
Family Magic Show

December 19
Amateur Comedy Contest

December 20-22
Mike Conley

December 27-29
Bil Benden

December 31
NEW YEAR'S EVE
with Bill Squire
Mary Santora & Angela Bellios

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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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