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
7:15 & 9:30 PM
LIVE COMEDY
TWICE TONIGHT

Join Us For The
Early Show Or
Cap Your Night At
Our Late Show
7:15 & 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

Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 3
DON JAMIESON
Comedy Central, HBO & VH1 Classic

Saturday, December 31
MAIJA DIGIORGIO
2 Shows on New Year's Eve

Friday-Saturday, January 13-14
TAMMY PESCATELLI
Thanksgiving Weekend
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
 
Don't Forget Our New Fall & Winter Hours for Weekends

New Friday & Saturday Showtimes are 7:15 PM and 9:30 PM
 

Now Appearing

Wednesday-Saturday
December 7-10

Funny Stop Comedian

Paul Bond

Full Week of Shows

Paul Bond is a New York born, 20 year veteran, high-energy act that finishes on a funny note. He's on tour in support of his comedy cd "The Way I See It". It contains over an hour of comedy, including standup, song parodies and surprise extras. Paul's show promises to be a night of physical comedy and outrageous song parodies that will leave you laughing.

He toured with Jim Breuer , SNL, for 3 years as opening act and heavy metal guitar player and has been on "The Roast of Denis Leary", the Comedy Central special "Hardcore" with Jim Breuer and MTV's Metallica Icon.

He is currently in production with fellow comic Basile, making a TV sitcom of the same name, "Basile" being considered for network tv. It's an interactive sitcom. The first of it's kind. Paul is a head writer and will star on the show as well. Watch out for this ground breaking show.

So to sum up, if you like your comedy served up fast and furious with an adult edge, then Paul will satisfy your appetite and then some. Come and catch him as he's on his way to becoming a household name!

 
Akron Smoker's Den - Tallmadge Smoker's Den - Cigars and more
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".

 

 

Funny Stop Comedy Club's
2014 "VIP Card" Now Available

Enjoy Over $1,000 Value For Just $99

Funny Stop Comedy Club 2014 VIP Card 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

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 Next

Wednesday-Saturday
December 14-17

Funny Stop Comedian

Bil Benden

Full Week of Shows

Come join us on Tuesday through Saturday nights, December 14th through 17th for a Funny Stop Holiday tradition.

For over twenty years Bil Benden has come back to the stage where he got his start, to spread his special brand of Christmas cheer.

Not long after Bil hits the stage you will realize you're hurting from laughter, and you'll swear Bil has to live in your house. But as Bil's father always said, we all live in the same house, we just pull in a different driveway.

Bil Benden's show has been described as equal parts of marriage counseling, parental advice, crises management, and animal husbandry.

Bil feels that after 30 years of marriage (to a girl he met when they were 12) and three kids, he has something to add to the discussion.

One of the best things about a Bil Benden show is just when you think you're laughing as hard as you can, he gets you to laugh just a bit harder (just like a great personal trainer can get you run harder.)

Now remember we said "like a great personal trainer", because as soon as you get a look at Bil you will know he is no personal trainer.

If you want to laugh, Bil is your guy.

If you want to run, Bil is out!

What we are saying here is that from start to finish, top to bottom, and then reach around, you will laugh at things in a whole new light after attending a show headlined by Bil Benden.

You will learn things you already knew but didn't know you knew.

You will learn that while some men suffer from ED, Bil and maybe you suffer from ND. What is ND you maybe asking? Well just come out to one of Bil's shows this week and find out.

You will also learn how porn can ruin fishing, hunting, traveling, or any other of your favorite pass times.

So now is the time for you to pick up the phone call the Funny Stop box office at 330-923-4700 to make a reservation to find out why Bil Benden has been one of our club's holiday traditions for over 2 decades.

Bil's show is a great way to kick off your holiday fun, because he will get you laughing over the river and through the woods.

 

Headliner Schedule

December 7-10
Paul Bond

December 14-17
Bil Benden

December 21-23
Sean Lynch

December 27-28
Hypnotist
Mike Oddo

December 29
Rob Ward

NEW YEAR'S EVE
Maija DiGiorgio

January 4
THE FINALS
Ohio's Best Amateur Comedian Contest

January 5-7
Hypnotist
Anthony Potmesil

January 8
Special XXX Rated
Hypnotist Show!

January 11-12
Tim Folger

January 13-14
Tammy Pescatelli

January 18-21
Dave Landau

January 25
Amateur Night

January 26-28
Carl Strong

February 1-4
The Disgruntled Clown

February 8
Amateur Night

February 9-11
Na'im Lynn

February 14
Special Tuesday Evening
Valentine's Day Event

February 15
Amateur Night

February 16-18
Kevin Farley
Brother of Chris Farley

February 22
THE FINALS
Ohio's Best Amateur Comedian Contest

February 23-25
Mark Price
Skippy from TV's Family Ties

March 10-11
Michael Colyar

April 6-8
Dustin Diamond
Screech from TV's Saved By The Bell

April 27-29
Greg Morton

 

 

Over 20 Performers & Officials Took The Stage
During "A Toast To Mike Veneman" Fund Raiser

Funny Stop Comedian Mike Veneman

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.

 

 

Off Stage Photos With
Recent Club Headliners

You Can Get Photos Like These
After Every Funny Stop Show!

Funny Stop Headliners

Bob Levy, his feature act and our bartender Nick


Funny Stop Headliners

Jim Florentine with Youssef,
one of the Funny Stop owner's sons


Funny Stop Headliners

TJ Miller with Chad Zumock, other comics, Funny Stop's staffers, and customers


Funny Stop Headliners

Tammy Pescatelli with former
Cleveland Brown Bob Golic and his wife
(and former Raider cheerleader) Karen


Funny Stop Headliners

Basile, Mike Conley, and son of the club's owners

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Notification Method
For Last Minute
Super Deals!

Click HERE to sign up for the Funny Stop's new text messaging service.

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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