3 Nights Only
In a very short time, Kirk Bogos has become a familiar face on stages at comedy clubs and colleges nationwide. Even though he waited until he was 50 to start doing stand-up, he still has the energy and enthusiasm of a 49 year old.
He enjoys sharing his spin on the 60's and 70's and the pure comedy and irony in everyday life. Kirk's ability to relate to audiences of every age makes his show one that you won't want to miss. It's not for the squeamish, but such is life.
Kirk recently released his first comedy CD, "If You're Happy And You Know It...." which was recorded right here at the Funny Stop.
Learn more about Kirk Bogos by visiting his appropriately named website, KirkBogos.com, then make a reservation to see him live, on stage at the Funny Stop this Tuesday through Thursday nights.
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
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.
Two Nights Only
The Funny Stop is proud to bring back another blast from the past.
You may remember Lou Santini from his 11 years on Northeast Ohio radio at "Rock 107, WRQK" or "100.7 WMMS".
Since then, he won the 2011 Detroit Comedy Festival (opening for Bob Saget) as well as the San Diego Comedy Festival back in 2004.
Lou Santini's TV hosting and comedy appearances include weekly appearances on "The Countdown" on "Reelz Channel", with acting and standup comedy performances on "Frank TV", "Playboy TV", and "TV Guide Network".
His second full-length comedy album, "Let's Get Bloated" is available on iTunes and his book, "How to Go from Wedding Hell to Wedding Bells: Your Wedding Shouldn't Need a 'Survival' Guide" is available on Amazon.com!
Santini was one of the writers and co-hosts of the popular web series "1TrackMind". His resume also includes being a spokesman, acting in commercials, and since comedy clubs aren't open during daylight hours... Lou continues to do voiceovers for radio and TV.
For more information about Lou Santini, visit his website at LouSantini.com, then come out and see him during this TWO NIGHT ONLY appearance.
Mike Polk, Jr.
The WWE Hall of Famer
Brings His Comedy Stage Act
To Funny Stop In Pair of Shows
Richard Pryor's Daughter
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.