Screech From TV's
Save By The Bell
Dustin Diamond is an American actor, musician, director, and stand-up comedian best known for his role as Samuel "Screech" Powers in the television shows Saved by the Bell, Good Morning, Miss Bliss, Saved by the Bell: The College Years and Saved by the Bell: The New Class.
Diamond's most memorable role was that of the nerdy Samuel "Screech" Powers on the television show Saved by the Bell, a role he played for close to thirteen years from its beginning as Good Morning, Miss Bliss through its final incarnation, Saved by the Bell: The New Class. Continuing the series into college, Saved by the Bell: The College Years shows most of the cast transplanted into not only the same college, but also the same college dormitory, where Screech continued his typical misadventures.
Diamond began doing stand up comedy after the end of Saved by the Bell, and has toured ever since. He has also been featured on a number of game and reality shows including The Weakest Link, Celebrity Boxing 2, to name a few. Diamond has also made several cameo appearances in films, including appearances in Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star in 2003 and in Made in 2001. In 2009, he also played the part of "Alumnus Guy #1," in American Pie Presents: The Book of Love. In 2010, he had a supporting role in the sports comedy Tetherball: The Movie. In it Dustin plays the "Foul Mouth"'s down-on-his luck coach.
In 2007 Diamond was a cast member of the fifth season of Celebrity Fit Club. Most recently, Diamond appeared as a contestant on Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling, broadcast on CMT.
It's our pleasure to welcome Dustin Diamond back for his 3rd ever appearance at the Funny Stop!
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!
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
2013 "VIP Card" Now Available
Enjoy Over $1,000 Value For Just $99
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 2013 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 2013 VIP Card offers over $1,000 in savings during the year.
Funny Stop Comedy Club 2013 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
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.
Just The Ten Of Us
The Funny Stop is delighted to bring Bill Kirchenbauer to our club this weekend for his first ever appearance on our stage.
Kirchenbauer's experience with making people laugh goes back to his early childhood. Rumor has it that he sold out sandboxes across the country with his pre-pubescent standup routine. A long run in a variety of schools -- his father was in the military -- gave him the diversity of experience.
While others studied marketing strategy, Kirchenbauer studied mime, ventriloquism, and improvisation, leading up to his winning the first Stand Up Competition in Los Angeles in 1978.
Soon after that victory, Kirchenbauer appeared on Late Night With David Letterman and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
Carson liked Kirchenbauer so much he booked him for 10 more appearances.
It wasn't long until the television and film industry got wind of this tornado of talent and snatched him up. He proved to be a formidable acting talent, as well.
He has appeared in many film projects, including Airplane, National Lampoon, and Stoogemania, as well as regular starring roles on television series including Fernwood Tonight, Mork & Mindy, Night Court, and Totally Hidden Video.
It was during the popular series Growing Pains, that ABC executives decided it was time for Kirchenbauer to have his own television show, and created Just the Ten of Us. It proved to be a ratings hit, and Kirchenbauer is known worldwide as the irascible, but lovable, "Coach Lubbock".
The show is currently seen in many foreign countries, as well as in the United States on the USA Network and TV Land.
Kirchenbauer's true love has always been the stage - making live audiences convulse with laughter. After appearances on The Arsenio Hall Show, Comic Strip Live, Evening at the Improv, and hosting Into the Night, Kirchenbauer made his decision to hit the road.
Bill is also appeared in feature films along with Bruce Willis and Michelle Pheiffer as well as commercials including a Mercedes Benz tv campaign.
His ability to sell out comedy clubs throughout the country has made him a much sought-after entertainer but it is Kirchenbauer's flexibility that makes him even more desirable. He is one of the few comedians who does well in any situation, with any audience. During his time headlining aboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise lines the response was so great he ranked No. 2 in passenger requests (No. 1, of course, was motion sickness pills).
With nationwide recognition, Kirchenbauer offers to an entertainment event the professionalism and performance appeal that keeps his talents in high demand.
Don't miss your chance to see Bill Kirchenbauer as he performs at both the 8 and 10:30 PM shows on Friday and Saturday, December 13th and 14th at the Funny Stop by making your reservations today at 330-923-4700.
From "Saved By The Bell"
From "Just The 10 Of Us"
December 18 and 20
December 19 and 21
Amateur Comedian Contest
Amateur Comedian Contest
Plus Kirk Bogos
NEW YEAR'S EVE
Mike Polk Jr & Friends
Amateur Comedian Contest
Plus Juanda Mayfield
Princess of Parodies
January 28-February 1
The Disgruntled Clown
Valentine's Day Weekend
with Thea Vidale
Adult Hypnosis Show
February 28-March 1
Off Stage Photos With
Recent Club Headliners
You Can Get Photos Like These
After Every Funny Stop Show!
Bob Levy, his feature act and our bartender Nick
Jim Florentine with Youssef,
one of the Funny Stop owner's sons
TJ Miller with Chad Zumock, other comics, Funny Stop's staffers, and customers
Tammy Pescatelli with former
Cleveland Brown Bob Golic and his wife
(and former Raider cheerleader) Karen
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
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.