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Funny Stop Comedian

September 16
Dan Brown

One Night Only!

Yes, you saw Dan Brown when he opened for Kevin Farley earlier this year at the Funny Stop. Now you'll get to see him make his headlining debut, for one night only, on Thursday, September 16th at the Funny Stop.

Being Straight-Edge had the reputation of being aggressive in the 1980's... but when performed by Dan Brown, it's clean comedy that still has an edge and is aggressively funny.

Dan combines his real life observations and experiences into a performance that is honest and insightful, to which audiences can relate and laugh.

Dan talks about life from a wannabe superhero's point of view on having to grow up, family and relationships while maintaining honest and true.

This comic is a favorite at comedy clubs and colleges and has an upcoming Dry Bar Comedy Special to be released Summer 2021.

We are sure you won't be shocked to find that, like most humans, Dan Brown has a Facebook if you care to stalk him before calling the Funny Stop box office at 330-923-4700 to make your reservations to see Dan's headiner debut at our club.

Funny Stop Comedian

September 17-18
Rich Vos

Two Nights Only!

It is hard to believe, but true, that it has been nearly two years since this man last stepped foot on the Funny Stop stage.

Best known from NBC's hit reality show "Last Comic Standing", Rich Vos is one of the most exciting comedians in the country.

Back Stage Magazine says of Vos, "He has an uncanny 'everyman' ability to likeably bond with anyone in the audience."

A Rich Vos show features a unique, no-holds-barred perspective on relationships, divorce and parenthood.

From his rock solid material, to his lightning fast crowd work, Rich Vos proves each show why he was one of the last comics standing.

On Comedy Central, Rich Vos has appeared in not one, but two of his own half-hour specials, Comic View Premium Blend, and as a featured panelist on its "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" show. He was also the first white comedian to perform on Def Comedy Jam, has made appearances on HBO, Showtime, Starz and Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel. Rich Vos can also be seen in the hit Netflix movie Women Aren’t Funny, which he also produced.

As a comedy writer, he has come up with the best lines for the Comedy Central Roasts and was a writer this year on the Oscars for the second time. His first Academy Awards gig was preparing material for Chris Rock's hosting appearance.

Rich Vos has been a regular guest on the "Opie and Anthony" and "Bob and Tom" radio shows, has his own podcast, appears on many other people's podcasts and co-hosts the radio show "My Wife Hates Me" with his co-host and wife, comedian Bonnie McFarlane.

If that is not enough, you can download any one of his 4 cd's from iTunes.

Here is your chance to catch the unbelievable talent of Rich Vos in a limited, return appearance at the Funny Stop Comedy Club.

Funny Stop Comedian

September 23-25
Matt Bergman

Three Nights Only!

Yes, for about the half dozen-th time this year, Pete is bringing yet another fresh face to northeastern Ohio's live comedy fans, as Matt Bergman joins the others who have made or will make their Funny Stop headlining debut at the club in 2021.

Matt Bergman realized his love for comedy in his last year of college where he was pursuing a degree in criminal justice. After graduating he realized he was afraid of criminals and decided stand-up comedy was the way to go.

It was a wise move.

Bergman is easily relatable and versatile, a skillset that has opened the door to TV appearances on Gotham Comedy Live, Comedy Central Live and a Dry Bar Comedy Special.

His IMDB entry says he was in the movie Dead Teenagers, which is not true, and they have not taken it down despite many hilarious requests.

His recent album “Approbation Constante” was called “really tough to purchase” by his mother who still doesn’t understand how iTunes works. Fortunately, others didn't have such difficulity as Matt Bergman’s debut album, A Little Bit Balder Now, rose to number 15 on the iTunes comedy charts.

Matt Bergman's comedy has taken him to appearances in venues in Nevada, Arizona and Texas; Minnesota, Nebraska and Missouri; Florida, Georgia and South Carolina; the Virginia's (both West and plain old), Maryland and Washington, DC; New York, New Jersey and Conn plus a pair of Canadian provinces, Alberta and Ontario... just to name a few.

Now Matt is making his Funny Stop debut.

Check out Matt Bergman's website and Facebook page, then make a call to the Funny Stop box office at 330-923-4700 to make your reservations for this "three nights only" appearance.

Funny Stop Comedian

September 30
Mike Cheselka

One Night Only!

Michael Cheselka is not only a Brecksville native and Cleveland resident, but he spent a quarter of a century working as a nationally renowned comedian.

Mike will kick off the Funny Stop's first full weekend of 2021 with stories from his work with the late Sam Kinison as one of 'The Outlaws of Comedy' (he toured with Kinison for three years) and then the next 20 years touring on his own, traveling to all 50 states and 17 foreign countries as a headlining comedian.

While honing his craft at the infamous LA Comedy Store, Mike Cheselka had the pleasure of performing with Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Reiser, and the late Robin Williams and Phil Hartman.

Join us in welcoming back to the Funny Stop stage, Mike Cheselka for this 'one night only' appearance.


Funny Stop Comedian

October 1-2
Leonard Ouzts

Two Nights Only!

From a profile piece in "The Entertainer Magazine":

Leonard Ouzts knew from his young age he wanted to make people laugh. Now he’s living his dream.

As an 18-year-old freshman at Virginia State University, Ouzts landed his first gig at a fraternity talent show, generating uproarious laughter from fellow students and faculty.

“I killed it, and I just knew that’s what I wanted to do for the rest of my life,” he says.

Ouzts’ act originally revolved around many stories from his past, like his multiple service jobs he had at places like IHOP in high school. His routine has since matured as he has. With a more self-awareness, Ouzts can make poignant points on current events, but can fall back on his facial expressions, which rarely fail to get a laugh.

“My act has grown like I’ve grown as a man,” he says. “New experiences and paying bills, it’s just overall growth as a person has changed my material.

“I just talk about whatever I think is the funniest at that time. It could be something that happened in middle school that I’m thinking about, or some sort of current issue that I feel like talking about.”

He grew up idolizing entertainers such as Tony Rock and Cedric the Entertainer and says their influence shows up in cadence or comedic rhythm. It takes care to not copy their jokes or premises, preferring to create his own act, while still honoring the greats before him.

And, like many of his idols, stand-up is not his only outlet for comedy.

Ouzts has appeared in several movies and TV shows in his short acting career, including an appearance on Neflix’s Master of None and a major role in NBC's show Abby’s in 2019.

(Abby's unfortunately only lasted for 10 episodes after high hopes based on being executive produced by Michael Schur, of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Parks and Recreation" fame, and Josh Malmuth, of "New Girl" and "Superstore" fame... with Pamela Fryman, who directed all but twelve episodes of "How I Met Your Mother" directing the pilot episode and had Neil Flynn as one of its stars, in his first role after playing the dad, Mike Heck, for 9 seasons of "The Middle".)

Moving forward, the young comedian hopes to continue to draw laughs anywhere.

“I always knew TV and movies were what I wanted to do, but until then I didn’t know that stand-up was going to be my avenue to get there, so that’s what I’ve used for exposure,” he says.

“You wake up one day trying to figure out how you’re going to eat, and then one day you’re waking up on a cruise ship filming a movie. There’s no way to put that into perspective.”

At the ripe young age of 22, Leonard Ouzts made his television debut on Gotham Comedy Live. Appearances there and on BET lead to an invitation to be on CONAN. That appearance has now had over 1 MILLION views on YouTube.

He has also appeared on Comedy Central Stand-Up and, just two years ago, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

"I love entertaining, but what I found most gratifying is when I was 18 years old and performed a 5 minute set in a club in front of 125 strangers. At the end of the show, a 47 year old gentleman told me he lost his job and his home, but all my jokes somehow made him forget all that. That will stay with me forever."

Leonard Ouzts makes his Funny Stop debut this weekend! Call our Box Office at 330-923-4700 to make your reservation to see one of the four shows (7:30 and 9:30 each night) during this "Two Night Only" appearance.

Funny Stop Comedian

October 7-9
Jim Florentine

Three Nights Only!

Jim Florentine is the co-host of VH1 Classic's hit heavy metal talk show series, "That Metal Show." The program is a round table talk show where legends of rock hang out and discuss their past and current projects in front of a live studio audience. Rolling Stone Magazine just dubbed "That Metal Show" one of the 50 Best Reasons to watch TV.

He is also best known as the voice of Special Ed from Comedy Central's Crank Yankers and as the guy who spends his days turning the tables on Telemarketers. His latest live comedy CD/DVD and Metal Blade Records Cringe 'n' Purge Debuted at #5 on the Comedy Billboard Charts.

He most recently participated in The Roast Of Zakk Wylde and has been seen on the Apprentice, The Joy Behar Show, Chelsea Lately, Down and Dirty with Jim Norton on HBO, Red Eye on Fox News Channel, Meet The Creeps, Comedy Central's "Mother Load," HBO's "Inside the NFL," Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, The Howard Stern Show, Spike TV's Video Game Awards, MTV Music Video Awards, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central, VH1's "The List," and Louie Anderson's "Comedy Showcase." He can also be seen in the dramedy "A Little Help" with Jenna Fischer.

Don't miss out on this return appearance by Jim Florentine. Make your reservations today by calling the Funny Stop Box Office at 330-923-4700.

Funny Stop Comedian

October 14-16
Sean Lynch

Three Nights Only

Sean Lynch has been a comedian and writer for MTV, Food Network, Spike TV, Comedy Central and Amazon Prime as well as getting his own pilot for VH1.

Sean has been on the stage (in front of a crowd, and not just the janitor) at the premier comedy clubs in New York City including Carolines, Broadway and the Underground Comedy Lounge.

You won't want to miss Sean Lynch's hilarious stand up and characters on drinking, being Irish, friends, pop culture and everything else. He did a wonderful job in a one night appearance as our New Year's Eve headliner, ringing in 2021, and we are glad to have him back for a full weekend of laughs during this appearance.

You can follow Sean Lynch on Facebook by clicking HERE. Those who really want to learn more about this weekend's headliner, you may wish to check out THIS ARTICLE from a couple of years ago, from Sean's hometown newspaper.

Funny Stop Comedian

October 22-23
Hypnotist Michael Oddo

Two Nights Only!

Master entertainer Michael Oddo has been mesmerizing audiences with magic, comedy and hypnosis for over 25 years... but with the pandemic, his "audience participation" shows were put on hold.

Off the road and out of the clubs since 2019, the Funny Stop was thrilled to invite back Michael Oddo back to our stage for a "one night appearance" in late July. If you missed him on that date, or want to come out to see him again as every show is as unique as the audience members who are in attendence, you won't want to miss THIS "one night only" appearance.

Michael's career as a performer began at the age of 12 when he was invited to stage his first magic show at a birthday party. As a teenager, Michael became interested in hypnosis and began his studies to become a certified Hypnotherapist (Hypnotist) and he achieved this title through the National Guild of Hypnotist in 2001.

The desire to entertain never left Michael, so he decided to polish up his skills as a stage hypnotist by attending a workshop with Las Vegas Hypnotist Marc Savard and the hook was set for his future career. Since then Michael has been seen entertaining audiences across the country by performing outrageously funny magic and hypnosis for public, private and corporate events.

With Michael's skills as a magician and hypnotist, he has been able to capture people's attention by entertaining them with his humor and wit.

Over the past 5 years Michael Oddo has developed quite a following with the Funny Stop's audiences, with his goal to ensure every member of his audience has the time of their life.

Don't miss the chance to see "The Naughty Hypnotist", live and in-person by calling our box office now at 330-923-4700 to make your reservation for this special show.

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