OUR NEW WEEKLY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Guest Sets,
Open Mic &
Improv To Open
The Show -PLUS-
Service Industry
Worker's Night
8 PM SHOWTIME
WKDD NIGHT with
Keith Kennedy
&
MILITARY ID
NIGHT

Thanks Service Men & Women
8 PM SHOWTIME
KICKOFF YOUR
WEEKEND RIGHT

With 2 Different
Showtimes
Made To Fit
Your Schedule
8 PM & 10:30 PM
LIVE COMEDY
TWICE TONIGHT

Join Us For The
Early Show Or
Cap Your Night At
Our Late Show
8 PM & 10:30 PM
Funny Stop Comedy Club - 6-Time Champion - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 Fox 8 Cleveland HotList 'Best Live Comedy' Award Winner
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

Wednesday-Saturday, Sept. 21-24
JANET WILLIAMS
The Tennessee Tramp

Thursday-Saturday, October 6-8
RICH VOS
From Last Comic Standing

Thursday-Saturday, October 13-15
JIM FLORENTINE
Sweetest Day Weekend
Funny Stop Comedy Club - 6-Time Champion - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 Fox 8 Cleveland HotList 'Best Live Comedy' Award Winner
 

Now Appearing

Wednesday-Saturday
September 21-24

Funny Stop Comedian

Janet Williams

The Tennessee Tramp

In the Spring of 2012, the Funny Stop introduced Northeastern Ohio to Janet Williams, a.k.a. "The Tennessee Tramp". Now she's back!

"The Tennessee Tramp" is a lovable force to be reckoned with. Her endearing stage presence makes audiences think of her as a crazy grandmother, a wacky aunt, or a nutty neighbor. Audience members can all relate to her in some way and leave her shows with a feeling that she is part of the family.

Janet Williams has toured the United States and Canada as well as performing as part of several USO tours in Japan, Korea, Guam, and Germany.

Drawing from comedy influences including Eddie Murphy, Wanda Sykes, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Etta Mae, and "every husband I have ever had", the Tennessee Tramp has been described on her television appearances on 3 seasons of BET Comic View as "a black woman trapped in a white woman's body".

The Tennessee Tramp rocks the house everywhere she appears and it will happen during this return appearance at the Funny Stop.

 
Akron Smoker's Den - Tallmadge Smoker's Den - Cigars and more
For Cigars and More... Visit Chef Tony's Smoker's Den
 

 

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".

 

 

Funny Stop Comedy Club's
2014 "VIP Card" Now Available

Enjoy Over $1,000 Value For Just $99

Funny Stop Comedy Club 2014 VIP Card 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 2014 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 2014 VIP Card offers over $1,000 in savings during the year.

Funny Stop Comedy Club 2014 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

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.

Coming Next

Wednesday-Saturday
September 28-October 1

Funny Stop Comedian

Jeff Blanchard

Full Week of Shows

So, who is Jeff Blanchard?

Well, Scene Magazine called Jeff "The funniest man in Cleveland". Blanchard is a seasoned stand-up comedian with over 15 years on the stage.

Jeff's show has been called dynamic, opinionated, and irascible. (Yes, you may have to look that last one up in your Webster's dictionary). Blanchard's improvisational training keeps his act stocked with the everyday fascinating, infuriating and down right annoying characters that you find in all walks of life.

Jeff's professional resume even includes a year spent as the co-host on Cleveland's 98.5, WNCX Morning Show!

Jeff Blanchard has played clubs and colleges all over the country and now you will have a chance to enjoy his comedy performance at the Funny Stop Comedy Club.

 

Headliner Schedule

September 21-24
Janet Williams

September 28-October 1
Jeff Blanchard

October 5
Kirk Bogos

October 6-8
Rich Vos

October 12
Joe Howard

October 13-15
Jim Florentine

October 19-20
Chris Clem

October 21-22
Bill Squire

October 26-29
Co-Headliners
Shawn Lynch & Mark Riccadonna

 

 

Over 20 Performers & Officials Took The Stage
During "A Toast To Mike Veneman" Fund Raiser

Funny Stop Comedian Mike Veneman

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.

 

 

Off Stage Photos With
Recent Club Headliners

You Can Get Photos Like These
After Every Funny Stop Show!

Funny Stop Headliners

Bob Levy, his feature act and our bartender Nick


Funny Stop Headliners

Jim Florentine with Youssef,
one of the Funny Stop owner's sons


Funny Stop Headliners

TJ Miller with Chad Zumock, other comics, Funny Stop's staffers, and customers


Funny Stop Headliners

Tammy Pescatelli with former
Cleveland Brown Bob Golic and his wife
(and former Raider cheerleader) Karen


Funny Stop Headliners

Basile, Mike Conley, and son of the club's owners

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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.

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