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College ID Night
Open Mic Night
8:30 PM SHOW
Our Brand New
Service Industry
Night Out!!!

Work With The
General Public?
You Are Eligible!
8:30 PM SHOW
Keith Kennedy

Thanks Service Men & Women
8:30 PM SHOW

With 2 Different
Made To Fit
Your Schedule
8 PM & 10:30 PM

Join Us For The
Early Show Or
Cap Your Night At
Our Late Show
8 PM & 10:30 PM
Funny Stop Comedy Club - 6-Time Champion - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 Fox 8 Cleveland HotList 'Best Live Comedy' Award Winner

Wednesday, April 30
Chili Challis
One Night Only!

Friday, May 30
WWE World Champ Now A Comedian

Thursday-Saturday, July 10-12
Richard Pryor's Daughter!
Funny Stop Comedy Club - 6-Time Champion - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 Fox 8 Cleveland HotList 'Best Live Comedy' Award Winner

WWE Hall of Fame Member turned comedian, Mick Foley makes his first ever appearance
at the Funny Stop Comedy Club in a pair of shows that are sure to sell out.

Make your reservation today by calling the Funny Stop Box Office at 330-923-4700
Shows at 8 and 10:30 PM   •   All tickets $25 for this special event!

Now Appearing

April 22-24

Funny Stop Comedian

Kirk Bogos

3 Nights Only

In a very short time, Kirk Bogos has become a familiar face on stages at comedy clubs and colleges nationwide. Even though he waited until he was 50 to start doing stand-up, he still has the energy and enthusiasm of a 49 year old.

He enjoys sharing his spin on the 60's and 70's and the pure comedy and irony in everyday life. Kirk's ability to relate to audiences of every age makes his show one that you won't want to miss. It's not for the squeamish, but such is life.

Kirk recently released his first comedy CD, "If You're Happy And You Know It...." which was recorded right here at the Funny Stop.

Learn more about Kirk Bogos by visiting his appropriately named website, KirkBogos.com, then make a reservation to see him live, on stage at the Funny Stop this Tuesday through Thursday nights.

Akron Smoker's Den - Tallmadge Smoker's Den - Cigars and more
For Cigars and More... Visit Chef Tony's Smoker's Den


Bob Kesler & Eric Brewer
Take Top Honors In Spring
2012 Edition of "Ohio's Best
Amateur Comedian" Contest

On Tuesday night, May 29th a standing room only crowd had the opportunity to see the one dozen amateurs who survived the preliminary qualifiers, quarter-finals, and semi-finals to reach "THE FINALS" of the Spring edition of 2012's "Ohio's Best Amateur Comedian" Contest take the stage at the Funny Stop.

Nearly 100 performers had taken the stage over a 5 month period of time to open the Funny Stop's Tuesday night shows in an attempt to advance to "THE FINALS".

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, the contest finished in a tie!

May 2012 Ohio's Best Amateur Comedian Contest Finals

Congratulations go out to Bob Kesler and Eric Brewer who were crowned the co-champions of the "Ohio's Best Amateur Comedian" Contest at the Funny Stop.

Several times during this contest period, judges and observers proclaimed this to be the strongest overall field of contestants in the entire history of the Funny Stop's "Ohio's Best Amateur Comedian" contest.

That was clearly demonstrated in "The Finals" as six other contestants were titled as special runners-up and were invited back to the club on Wednesday, June 6th for a special, Final Show with the prize of the opportunity to get future stage time on the line.

The contest's special runners-up were Bob Ellisson, Bill Spork, Big Chevy, John Burton, Josh Volcheo, and Dan Syvanych.

Thanks to all who participated in the competition and to all of those who came out to cheer on their favorite!



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

Enjoy Over $1,000 Value For Just $99

Funny Stop Comedy Club 2011 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.

Coming Soon

April 25-26

Funny Stop Comedian

Lou Santini

Two Nights Only

The Funny Stop is proud to bring back another blast from the past.

You may remember Lou Santini from his 11 years on Northeast Ohio radio at "Rock 107, WRQK" or "100.7 WMMS".

Since then, he won the 2011 Detroit Comedy Festival (opening for Bob Saget) as well as the San Diego Comedy Festival back in 2004.

Lou Santini's TV hosting and comedy appearances include weekly appearances on "The Countdown" on "Reelz Channel", with acting and standup comedy performances on "Frank TV", "Playboy TV", and "TV Guide Network".

His second full-length comedy album, "Let's Get Bloated" is available on iTunes and his book, "How to Go from Wedding Hell to Wedding Bells: Your Wedding Shouldn't Need a 'Survival' Guide" is available on Amazon.com!

Santini was one of the writers and co-hosts of the popular web series "1TrackMind". His resume also includes being a spokesman, acting in commercials, and since comedy clubs aren't open during daylight hours... Lou continues to do voiceovers for radio and TV.

For more information about Lou Santini, visit his website at LouSantini.com, then come out and see him during this TWO NIGHT ONLY appearance.


Headliner Schedule

April 22-24
Kirk Bogos

April 25-26
Lou Santini

April 30
Chili Challis

May 1-3
Nick Vatterott

May 6-10
Ricky Reyes

May 13-14
Shaun Boyd

May 15-17
Thomas Dale

May 20-21
Marv Conner

May 22-24
Mike Polk, Jr.

May 27-29
Nathan Timmel

May 30
Mick Foley
The WWE Hall of Famer
Brings His Comedy Stage Act
To Funny Stop In Pair of Shows

May 31
Nathan Timmel

June 3-7
Ray DeVito

June 10-14
Ryan Dalton

June 17-18
Mar Ricardonna

June 19-21
Don Jamieson

June 24

June 25-28
Mik Jones

July 10-12
Rain Pryor
Richard Pryor's Daughter

July 24-26
Reverend Bob Levy



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



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.



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.

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Notification Method
For Last Minute
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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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