Two Nights Only
Kirk Bogos grew up on the streets in South Philadelphia which is where the roots of his comedy come from. His comedy spin looks at the very simple things that happen to us all every day from a slightly cockeyed point of view.
Still a card-carrying member of the Psychedelic 60's, Kirk Bogos finds himself four marriages and three divorces later, on the other side of the generation gap. According to Kirk, all you have to do "is pay attention". If you do, the hilarious side of life will rear its head and just make sure you write that stuff down.
With a finely dulled wit and the experience from the 60's and 70's, Kirk is quickly making a name for himself from coast to coast as he features and headlines at comedy clubs, colleges and performs at corporate events and special functions. He's worked with some of the countries top touring professionals and has appeared in the Marvel blockbuster, "The Avengers".
Kirk contends that it's easy to be funny when you've survived the 60's and 70's, did all the drugs you were suppose to, been married 4 times, been fired by President Reagan as an Air Traffic Controller AND actually owns a copy of the record album, "Leonard Nemoy's Greatest Hits". All he needs is a microphone and a stage and a few people to laugh with him.
Learn more about Kirk Bogos by visiting his website at KirkBogos.com and don't miss this 2 night appearance including a special "DVD Recording Session" on Wednesday evening.
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.
Two Nights Only
The Funny Stop is thrilled to welcome actor/comedian Angel Salazar to the club for his first ever appearance.
For many, their first introduction fo Angel Salazar was his dramatic roles in films like "Scarface" and "Carlito's Way". For others, it was seeing him on NBC's "Last Comic Standing".
With Cuban-American roots and a penchant for sporting attire almost as risque as his routine, Angel Salazar has rapidly become one of live comedy's heavy-hitter acts.
With an act that combines music, comedy, and even a bit of a 'Magic Mike' routine, Angel Salizar's performances are high energy wth a lot of crowd participation.
It should come as no surprise that Angel Salizar has sold out venues across the country. Audiences are stunned to find out that this rapid-fire performance is coming from a man in his late 50s.
Make your reservations now by calling the Funny Stop Box Office at 330-923-4700.
Mike Polk, Jr.
with 3 Swell Guys
July 30-August 3
Saint & Sinner
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Reverend Bob Levy
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.