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
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, May 16th through the 18th, 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.
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.
3 Nights Only!
Hailing from Cleveland, Mary Santora is a fresh breath of femininity in the otherwise male dominated world of stand up.
Mary's quick witted, observational style has landed her the opportunity to not only travel across the country in various clubs, but to open for comedic greats such as Jen Kirkman, Dave Attell, Kyle Kinane and Tom Papa.
Santora took second place at the 2015 Cleveland Comedy Festival, was named The Best Local Female Comedian by the Cleveland Scene Magazine both 2016 and 2017, was chosen to compete in the 2018 Best of the Midwest competition at LaughFest in Grand Rapids, MI and is continuing to quickly make a name for herself as one of the best up and coming comics in the Midwest.
While you may not know the face, you may know her voice from her weekday afternoon appearances on the Alan Cox Show on 100.7, WMMS.
After you've had time to check Mary's social media habits, give our Box Office a call at 330-923-4700 to make your reservation to see Mary Santora as she makes her solo headlining act debut, at the Funny Stop.