Wednesday, September 16th
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Three 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, September 17th through 19th, 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.
Wednesday, September 23rd
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Three Nights Only!
It is hard to belive that it has been well more than half a decade since Bob Jay, the master of impressions and sound effects has graced our stage at the Funny Stop... but now he is back, for 3 nights only!
Not sure you remember Bob? Check out this gem from the early days of YouTube... recorded at the Funny Stop back in 2012.
Bob Jay is a stand-up comedian and voice-over artist who has made a name for himself imitating others: cartoon characters, movie stars, famous musicians, and sports figures. Jay is a seasoned veteran of the comedy circuit, touring live as the "The Man With Voices in His Head", as well spending time on the small screen on Comedy Central.
It was ultimately a dare that produced Jay's eventual career path. Goaded by his friends, he took to the stage on the day of his high school graduation, and the rest was history. Gigs as a DJ and stand-up gradually transitioned into impression-heavy sets where Jay employed his talents for mimicry to great effect... eventually becoming the "Man of 999 Voices".
Be sure to check out Bob Jay on Facebook, where it is cool that his profile picture is from the Funny Stop when we were celebrating our 20th year of live comedy in Cuyahoga Falls and the wall behind the stage had no signatures yet... then give our box office a call at 330-923-4700 to make your reservation to see Bob Jay in his triumphant return to our club.
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