and Chris Clem
A Double Headliner Weekend
The Funny Stop is proud to host the return to our stage of Mr. Marv Conner.
The highlights of Marv's career includes appearing in the very successful "American Gladiators- rejected auditions" and "Man Gets Ass Beat By Cop" which have been seen by millions of viewers.
Conner has performed in the HBO internet series Runaway box, and Man in the box. He has also appeared on the Tony Rizzo show and The Mike Polk Jr. show which can be found on Fox 8 Cleveland.
Marv Conner is a regular on The Pretty Swell Guys comedy podcast and has anchored their shows at local comedy clubs. Marv took part in The Pretty Swell Guys Cleveland Comedy Festival TV broadcast where he appeared as a feature act.
Marv has also been featured in The Laugh Track column in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Funny Stop is Marv's "Home Club". Come out and enjoy his edgy, hard hitting comedy as part of the Funny Stop's "More Funny for your Money" Double Headliner Weekend.
An Akron native now permanently based in Chicago, Chris Clem is a 6' 5", 260 lb., man-child with blue eyes. He has kissed Meredith Vieira, won $100,000 on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?", and lost $100,000 by getting married (and going to multiple WrestleManias). He is a very large straight white male who is not cool.
His podcast about the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, "Chris Clem's Cavs Cast" (@C4Pod on Twitter), was featured in the top ten of iTunes's "New and Noteworthy" section in March, 2015. His first stand-up DVD "Shout of the Warrior" was produced by the Slow Mutants and released in Fall 2014. (And it's available for purchase at ChrisClem.net)
Chris Clem has appeared on Fox 8 Cleveland, Time Warner Cable's NEON channel, Kent State's TV2, and Up Late with Steve Guy (UpLate-TV.com). His writing has been featured in Cleveland Scene Magazine, contributing to their first ever comedy issue in November, 2013. He formerly co-hosted the Pretty Swell Guys podcast with Kirk Robinson (PrettySwellGuys.com) and Mohammed's Radio with Jeremy Sheer (WCSB 89.3 Cleveland), on top of many appearances on radio throughout northeast Ohio (87.7 WLFM Cleveland, 100.1 WNIR Akron, 98.1 WKDD Akron).
Not just a comedian, Chris has also acted in many short films, been in commercials, done voice over work for TV, and ring announced pro wrestling cards. None of these credits are that impressive, but people in his hometown seem to like him.
Clem was part of the last class to graduate from Second City Detroit's training center and he currently studies improv and acting in Chicago. He can riff on any subject and is known for his hilarious stories, impressions, and obsessions with comic books, professional wrestling, pro sports and movies. Chris is also ruggedly handsome and an excellent speller with a stupendous vocabulary. (His wife thinks he's hot.)
Chris is taking his career to the next level. He's branching out from the Rust Belt to the entire Midwest in what might be the most inspirational story since "Rocky V".
You can find out more information about Chris Clem and a multitude of subjects by visiting ChrisClem.net, then call the Funny Stop box office at 330-923-4700 to reserve a seat for this "More Funny For Your Money" double headliner event at the club.
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.
Two Nights Only!
Growing up with all brothers will give a girl from Cleveland two things: a great sense of security and an even greater sense of humor. Indeed, comedienne Tammy Pescatelli got her fair share of both, but her sense of humor is what has made her one of America's funniest and hardest working women of comedy.
Beating out thousands for the enviable spot as part of the Final Five on NBC's "Last Comic Standing 2 ," catapulted Tammy's career and won her a slew of new fans, solidifying her as one of the sharpest women in the comedy world. Tammy appeared twice as a guest on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," and "Dennis Miller" and has been a featured comic on PAX's "Balderdash", National Lampoon's "Funny Money", NBC's "Last Comic Standing: The Best of the Best" and Comedy Central's "The World Stands Up!"
Recently Tammy Pescatelli was at the top of the list of the all-female slate of stand-up comedians who performed as part of Jenny McCarthy's "Dirty, Sexy, Funny" show. Those who are HULU subscribers are able to watch the entire show as part of their package.
Tammy also recently appeared in her own half-hour special for Comedy Central, "Comedy Central Presents: Tammy Pescatelli". She has also performed on the "Jerry Lewis Telethon" several times. More recently, she has performed on "TBS's Evening at the Laugh Factory," "Last Call with Carson Daly," and has been a guest a number of times on the syndicated show "Comics Unleashed", and chosen for their "Best of the Best" world wide top selling DVD!
Tammy's current schedule is jam-packed with headlining appearances at top comedy clubs and venues across the country, as well as adding her comedic observations to specials on VH1, E!, G4, A&E, Country Music Television, and TV Land.
She also was featured weekly as part of the "Fashion Police" panel for US Weekly. And giving pros a run for their money in the poker department, Tammy recently participated in the GSN poker series "Poker Royale: Comedians vs. Pros," making it all the way to the finals. Tammy also co-stars in the upcoming indie films Everybody Wants to Be Italian, Single: The Documentary, and Made in Brooklyn.
Most recently, she has been writing for TBS and performing all over the country.
Tammy's new material comes from her recent marriage, living around family and giving birth to a boisterous baby boy. When people ask her "Where do you get your material?" Tammy famously replies, "I wake up!"
Marv Conner & Chris Clem
Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night
Closed for Christmas
Special Sunday & Monday
Hypnotist Shows with Mike Oddo
NEW YEAR'S EVE
with headliner Crystal Powell
and WNIR's Angela Bellios as Emcee
Ohio's Best Amateur Comedian Contest
January 30 - February 1
Valentine's Day Weekend
with headliner Mary Santora