Our Famous

Service Industry
Worker's Night
Retired or
Active Duty? Thanks for
Your Service!

With 2 Different
Made To Fit
Your Schedule
7:30 & 9:30 PM

Join Us For The
Early Show Or
Cap Your Night At
Our Late Show
7:30 & 9:30 PM
Funny Stop Comedy Club - 11-Time Champion - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Fox 8 Cleveland Akron Canton HotList 'Best Live Comedy' Award Winner
Funny Stop Comedy Club - 11-Time Champion - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Fox 8 Cleveland Akron Canton HotList 'Best Live Comedy' Award Winner
Funny Stop Comedy Club - 11-Time Champion - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Fox 8 Cleveland Akron Canton HotList 'Best Live Comedy' Award Winner
Can't Call During Our Regular Box Office Hours?

Click HERE to purchase tickets ONLINE for many of our future events!

The Funny Stop is hosting a private event on Saturday, August 16th.

The Club will NOT be open to the public on that date!

Now Appearing

August 16-17

Funny Stop Comedian

Greg Smrdel


Having arrived to this "comedy dance" late in life, Greg Smrdel has a different perspective than many other touring comics. He's never had to ask the question "when are you no longer a young comic?" Greg is not going to talk about his first beer or sexual encounter (but maybe his last…). His sarcastic, dry humor is filtered through the lens of a guy just trying to do his best in the world while living with a girl 18 years his junior.

Smrdel has performed in comedy clubs, theaters, casinos, country clubs and for corporations throughout the country. While not necessarily politically correct (because what fun is that?); Greg works fairly clean and keeps his set to NC-17.

Look, the truth of the matter is, Greg lives with this little Italian girl. He's just traveling around the country in search of places where he can do the talking… and for two nights at the Funny Stop, that's exactly what he will be doing.

Check out his website at the logicial URL of GregSmrdel.com and, since Greg is now an author, check out his books on Amazon by clicking HERE.

Akron Smoker's Den - Tallmadge Smoker's Den - Cigars and more


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.

Now Appearing

August 16-17

Funny Stop Comedian

Kevin Whelan


A veteran of more than two decades as a stand-up comic (among other types of chicanery), Kevin Whelan has been using his wit to pay the bills for far longer than he ever expected. Clear back in 1998, he was named Pittsburgh's Funniest Comic.

Beyond his 20+ years on the bright side of the stage lights, Kevin is a writer of material for other comedians, scripts, and is the co-author of "The Suck of Work". This enables him to accurately identify himself as an "Independent Freelance Entertainer" on his Linked-In profile, and maybe even to the IRS.

The comedy of Kevin Whelan is like the wings of a fragile butterfly. As you sit there listening, it gently unfolds and flutters in front of you until you call an exterminator or dare your little brother to eat it.

Kevin is an innovator, like Lenny Bruce or that chick that taught those gorillas sign langauge. Kevin is not afraid to treat his audience like dumb animals who deserve and enjoy a good beating. Kevin is a hard working comic in the old tradition who, frankly, isn't cut out for anything else, except maybe a prostitute's helper.

So if you have the chance, see Kevin Whelan live, because he is not nearly as funny dead... and northeastern Ohio audiences will get that chance on Thursday and Friday, August 16th and 17th at the Funny Stop.


Headliner Schedule

August 16-17
Greg Smrdel & Kevin Whelan

August 18
Private Special Event
Closed to the General Public

August 22
Amateur Comedy Contest

August 23-25
Kenny Miller

August 29
Amateur Comedy Contest

August 30-September 1
Juanda Mayfield

September 5
Amateur Comedy Contest

September 6-8
Bill Squire

September 12
Amateur Comedy Contest

September 13-15
Kevin Farley

September 19
Amateur Comedy Contest

September 20-22
LA Hardy

September 26
Amateur Comedy Contest

September 27-29
Rich Vos

October 3
Amateur Comedy Contest

October 4-6
Paul Bond

October 10
Amateur Comedy Contest

October 11-13
Jim Florentine

October 17
Amateur Comedy Contest

October 18-20
Dave Landau

October 24
Amateur Comedy Contest

Sign Up For
Funny Stop

• Exclusive Discounts •
• Breaking News •

Click HERE to sign up for our weekly e-Newsletter.

Subscribers receive notification of upcoming events, exclusive free and discounted ticket offers, as well other important information in our weekly Funny Stop E-Newsletters.

Don't Miss Out!
Subscribe Now!


Sign Up For
Funny Stop
Text Messaging

Our New
Notification Method
For Last Minute
Super Deals!

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.

Home | Schedule | Dining Menu | Tickets & More | Fan Favorites | Directions & Map | Contact Us

Copyright © 2005-2018 - The Funny Stop Comedy Club - All Rights Reserved - Website design and maintenance provided by DAR-CO.com