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

Join Us For The
Early Show Or
Cap Your Night At
Our Late Show
7:30 & 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

Friday-Saturday, September 15-16
KEVIN FARLEY
Encore Funny Stop Performance

Thursday-Saturday, September 28-30
DON JAMIESON
Host of VH1's "That Metal Show"

Friday-Saturday, October 20-21
TAMMY PESCATELLI
She's Back... For 2 Nights Only!
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
 

Now Appearing

Thursday-Saturday
August 17-19

Funny Stop Comedian

Jayson Cross

A Return Appearance

Jayson Cross always possessed a flair for entertaining others. As a child he would mimic his family members and create imaginary characters. During adolescence he was teased and, as a defense mechanism, developed a quick wit. Unbeknownst to him this would be the leading tool for his career.

Twenty years ago, this Chicago native followed his dreams and moved to NYC to begin a career in modeling and acting.

Jayson has been photographed for numerous magazines, including FHM, GQ and Details. He was the April, 2006 Playgirl centerfold and has shot campaigns for Kohl's, Budweiser, Bacardi, and Phat Farm.

Not just a pretty face, Jayson has also hosted WE Network's 3 Men and a Chick Flick and AMC's Date Night. Recently he was a guest on ABC's "The View".

In preparation for a film audition, he started performing at an open mic night at a local comedy club. Jayson fell in love. He quickly became a nationally touring comedian, opening for such acts as A Taste Of Honey, Richard Pryor Jr., Donnell Rawling (a.k.a Ashy Larry), Aries Spears and, most recently, Kevin Nealon.

Jayson Cross is a regular at comedy clubs in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles... and this week audiences at the Funny Stop will get their first chance in nearly 3 years to see him live and in person, headlining the show on our stage.

Make your reservation now by calling the Funny Stop Box Office at 330-923-4700.

 
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".

 

 

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 Soon

Thursday-Saturday
August 24-26

Funny Stop Comedian

Chad Zumock

A Return Appearance

Chad Zumock was headed down "Priority Lane" in life but, twenty-five (or is it up to 26 now?) firings and at least that many disastrous relationships later, found himself on "Screw-up Blvd".

Fortunately, Chad's many-times humiliating experiences with work, woman, and booze have translated into the kind of material that has made him into one of the brightest up and comers in stand-up comedy.

The former 2.4 GPA Kent State college graduate captivates audiences with his brutal honesty and quick-slacker wit. His likeability and always-candid appraisal of the tattered ruin of his life is what connects him with all kinds of audiences.

Chad likes to laugh at his own misfortune, and so will you.

Zumock performs all over the US and recently contributed and helped co-write a humor book called, "Look at My Striped Shirt!: Confessions of the People You Love to Hate".

Chad's professional life has included appearances in numerous commercials, time as a regular on Spike TV's "The Playbook", as well as live appearances from the Muni Lot prior to Cleveland Browns home games during WOIO-TV 19's "Tailgate 19" pregame show as a tie-in to his weekday afternoon gig on the Alan Cox Show on 100.7 WMMS radio in Cleveland.

 

Headliner Schedule

August 17-19
Jayson Cross

August 23
Semi-Finals #1
Ohio's Best Amateur Comedian Contest

August 24-26
Chad Zumock

August 30
Semi-Finals #2
Ohio's Best Amateur Comedian Contest

August 31-September 2
Sean Lynch

September 6
THE FINALS!
Ohio's Best Amateur Comedian Contest

September 7-9
To Be Announced

September 13
Amateur Night
plus Co-Feature Contest

September 14-16
Return Appearance
of Kevin Farley

September 21-23
Jay Stevens

September 28-30
Don Jamieson

October 4-6
Paul Bond

October 12-14
Jim Florentine

October 18-19
Tim Folger

October 25-28
Mike Oddo

October 20-21
Tammy Pescatelli

November 2-4
Jeff Blanchard

November 9-11
BASILE!

November 15-18
Gemini

November 18
Special Saturday Afternoon
Family Magic Show

November 22
The Finals!
Ohio's Best Amateur Comedian Contest

November 24-25
Mike Polk, Jr.

November 29-30
To Be Announced

December 1-2
To Be Announced

December 6-9
Steve Hirst

December 14-16
Rich Vos

December 20-23
Charlie Weiner

December 31
New Year's Eve
Jason Russell

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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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