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

Thanks Service Men & Women
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

Thurs-Sat, January 18th-20th
TRACY KANAAN
The Princess of Parodies
Returns with her Musical Show!

Thurs-Sat, January 25th-27th
He's Back!
DUSTIN DIAMOND
Screech from TV's
Saved By The Bell
is back... at the Funny Stop
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
 
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Now Appearing

Thursday-Saturday
January 18-21

Funny Stop Comedian

Traci Kanaan

The Princess of Parodies

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"I wish she did drugs so there was some explanation for her behavior."

Traci's mother
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The self proclaimed love child of Liza Minnelli and Klinger, Traci Kanaan grew up in Berea, Ohio. Her Italian mother loved piano, musical theater and opera. Her Lebanese father loved antique cars, stock car races and dirty jokes.

The result? A classically trained pianist that sings REALLY twisted ditties.

Traci started taking piano lessons at the age of 4. Never one to play it the way it was written, she constantly improvised during her piano lessons. She'd make up funny words to the songs or change the endings of her pieces, ultimately burning out eight piano teachers before graduating from high school.

Traci attended Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, graduating with a B.A. in Music Business, and minors in Music Composition, Electronic Music, and Piano Performance. For her senior recital, she composed all original music, performed by other students. Each piece reflected her sense of humor, including lingerie being pulled out of instruments, pieces performed on children's toys, and the staged death of a performer...assassinated by a ping pong ball gun.

In 2001, Traci's life changed forever when she saw Tony and Tina's Wedding, an improv theater production, while visiting her parents in Cleveland. She vowed she would be in that show if the production ever came to her town in Florida.

Eight months later, the community theater announced auditions for Tony and Tina's Wedding and Traci landed the role of Connie Mocogni, the eight months pregnant maid of honor.

While taking an improv class to prepare for the role, Traci met other aspiring comedians who encouraged her to try stand up. Traci did, and she's never looked back.

Traci continues to amaze audiences all over the country, with her irreverent style of comedy that creatively combines stand up with her piano and vocal skills.

Her show takes you on a musical journey of self deprecating humor, her life, family, pop culture, political events, and wrapping it all up with her energetic closer, "Songs you should never play on piano."

The Funny Stop is proud to welcome back Traci Kanaan... "The Princess of Parodies!"

Visit her on the web at PrincessOfParodies.com.

 
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For Cigars and More... Visit Chef Tony's Smoker's Den
 

 

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
January 25-27

Funny Stop Comedian

Dustin Diamond

Screech from Saved by the Bell

Let's give a big Funny Stop welcome Dustin Diamond as he makes a return appearance at the club!

He played the bad guy on Celebrity Fit Club and has been hailed as the "Dark Prince of Comedy". Dustin Diamond is a pop culture icon, and is best known for his role as Screech on Saved by the Bell.

Dustin played Screech through all 10 seasons of the show, and to this day, Saved by the Bell is still seen in syndication 16 times per week in 105 countries.

For the past 17+ years Dustin has toured the world as a stand-up comedian. His act is suitable for the now grown-up fans of Saved by the Bell. It is adult-oriented, hilarious, and definitely not the same squeaky-clean, Saturday morning comedy that he spent 10 years doing as Screech. In his act, Dustin touches on life's most important topics grandma porn, farts, and the secrets of the female sex.

In addition to stand-up comedy, Dustin has been involved in reality television, indie movies, and numerous other projects. Most recently, he played himself in Better Reach Screech, The Nerdist's parody of Breaking Bad. He appeared on the British reality series Big Brother, and was also seen on Oprah's Where Are They Now?, in which he touched upon topics such as his tell-all book Behind the Bell, and other previous media stunts.

Dustin's other interests include playing video games, following all things "nerdy" and playing the bass guitar.

For more on Dustin and to hear what he has to say, you can follow him on Twitter, @DustinDiamond.

 

Headliner Schedule

January 18-20
Traci Kanaan

January 25-27
Dustin Diamond

February 1-3
Dave Landau

February 8-10
Vince Morris
Funny Stop Debut

February 14
Special Wednesday
VALENTINE'S DAY Show
with Bill Squire
Dinner & Show - $40 per couple

February 15-16
Greg Morton

February 17
Special POST-VALENTINE
Saturday Night Event
$55 per couple Dinner & Show Package
with headliner Greg Morton

February 22-24
Bonnie McFarland

March 1-3
Kevin Farley

March 8-10
Jay Stevens

March 14-17
The Disgruntled Clown

March 22-24
Kate Quigley
Funny Stop Debut

March 28-31
Bill Boronkay

April 5-7
Bill Squire

April 12-14
Alycia Cooper

April 19-21
Kevin Brennan

April 26-28
Don Jamieson

May 2-5
Nathan Timmel

May 10-12
CO-HEADLINERS
Brian Kenny & Mary Santora

May 18-19
From Seinfeld
Steve Hynter

May 24-26
Mike Polk, Jr.

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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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