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Hailing from Queens, New York, Dougie Almeida spent most of his adult life as a corporate presenter for one of the largest financial planning firms in the country. His specialty was taking lifeless insurance presentations and transforming them into works of comic art.
In his spare time, he fought as an ISKA Heavyweight Muay Thai Kick boxer, retiring at 10-0 and earning the title "Always Dangerous".
So, what do you get when you cross an inventive corporate executive with a retired kick boxer? A stand-up comedian, of course!
Winner of Improv's New Faces of Comedy & participant in Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, Gilda's Laugh Fest, SLO Comedy Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Comedy Fest. & Boston Comedy Festival. Semi Finalist in Cleveland Comedy Festival 2013, Laughlin Laughfest 2014 & Finalist in World Series of Comedy Main Event 2015.
Prior to taking the stage, Dougie gauges his audience, reaches into his vault and prepares his onslaught of humor. Once on stage, he delivers blow after blow of hilarity, hitting the audience with punch line after punch line. His wit and stage presence is second to none. One thing is always certain – Dougie Almeida will KNOCK YOU OUT!
Dougie Almeida is Always Funny, Always Professional, and yes, Always Dangerous.
This weekend Dougie Almeida makes his debut appearance as a headliner at the Funny Stop. Check out his website, DougieAlmeida.com and his Twitter account @DougieDangerous, then give our box office a call at 330-923-4700 to make your reservation to see Dougie Almeida June 14-16.
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.
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The other half of our DOUBLE-HEADLINER lineup is Chris Priester.
Nine months out of the year Chris spends his time as an educator in Broward County, Florida.
Yes, there's a classroom in Florida where the class clown is the teacher rather than one of the students.
Summer vacation gives Chris Priester the opportunity to travel the country with his 2nd passion and vocation... stand-up comedy.
Chris recently won the award in Miami for Best Comic of the Year. He is a favorite at Improv locations all over the U.S. and has opened for Chris Rock, Eddie Griffin and more. This weekend you can see him along with Dougie Almeida as our DOUBLE-HEADLINER lineup at the Funny Stop.
Chris Priester & Dougie Almeida
Terry Memeely & Kirk Bogos