A Funny Stop Tradition
June 29- July 1
3 Nights Only!
The Funny Stop is proud to introduce the area to Mark Riccadonna as he makes his second solo headlining appearance at the club this week.
Mark Riccadonna grew up an artsy jock outside of Youngstown, Ohio. At age 17 (like a bad independent movie), Mark moved to New York City in search of himself and happiness. He pursued Theatre at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, joining "The Company" after graduation.
Soon after, Mark stumbled upon Stand-Up Comedy and found success as a storyteller, performing throughout New York City, and 'on the road'.
Mark Riccadonna continues to climb the ranks in the world of stand-up. He is a gifted storyteller, with a charisma that makes you feel like you've known him forever, unique delivery, signature voice (that has landed him several commercials) and likability.
In his debut at the Funny Stop, you will see why he is a favorite at clubs and theatres everywhere.
Mark currently also performs for Armed Forces Entertainment, and has entertained U.S. and U.N. Troops worldwide, performing in six continents while working with his childhood heroes.
Take a look at Mark Riccadonna's website (with both stand-up and sketch videos) at MarkRiccadonna.com and see what is on his mind on his Twitter account found HERE, then make a reservation to see him during this limited, three night only headlining appearance at the Funny Stop.
Jake Soloman Crowned
As "Ohio's Best
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".
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
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.
The Naughty Hypnotist
Michael Oddo's interest in entertainment began at age 6 when he was taught how to make sponge balls appear and disappear.
As a teenager, Michael became interested in hypnosis and began his studies to become a certified Hypnotherapist (Hypnotist). Michael achieved this title through the National Guild of Hypnotist in 2001. Michael decided to polish up his skills as a stage hypnotist by attending a workshop with Las Vegas Hypnotist Marc Savard on Stage Hypnosis.
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.
Through the years, Michael has also appeared on television and radio programs such as the WDJQ, WQMX, KEKB, KREX-TV (Colorado), The Fox Kids Club, WBNX Channel 55, State of the Arts, and Public Access Channel, just to name a few.
The Funny Stop audience got their first ever opportunity to see Michael Oddo on our stage just 3 short years ago, and he has developed quite a following. From a one night gig, demand has become so strong that Pete has brought him back for at least 2 bookings each year.
The Funny Stop is proud to bring back Michael Oddo once again in 2017. 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.
June 29-July 1
Special Saturday Afternoon
Family Magic Show
August 30-September 2
of Kevin Farley