Mike Polk, Jr.
Two Nights Only
Mike Polk Jr. is a Cleveland based comedian best known for his viral internet videos such as "The Cleveland Tourism Video", "The One Semester of Spanish Love Song", and the web series "Man in The Box" which combined have over 50,000,000 views on YouTube.
Polk has been performing stand up and sketch comedy for over ten years and has won both Scene Magazine and Cleveland Magazine's "Best Comedian in Cleveland" distinctions on multiple occasions.
Mike recently authored the popular book: "Damn Right I'm From Cleveland: Your Guide To Makin' It In America's 47th Biggest City (that now has distribution as far away as the Canton-Akron Airport gift show. Wow!!!)
Mike's stage show is a unique combination of traditional stand up, music, video, and audience involvement that makes for a truly original comedy experience.
Mike Polk Jr. can now be seen on Fox 8, where he contributes to "New Day Cleveland", "The Rizzo Show", and produces his own monthly comedy special (which, ironically, Fox 8 likes to air weekly), "The Mike Polk Jr. Show".
We are fortunate enough to pull Mike away from the Miller Lite girls and his current gig as host of the Miller Lite Tailgate Party on West 6th Street in Cleveland before every Browns home game to spend this Friday and Saturday night with the audiences at the Funny Stop.
Make your reservations now by calling our Box Office at 330-923-4700.
Five Nights plus Special Saturday Afternoon Family Magic Show
There was a time, not so long ago, when only friends and by passers walking down a New York street saw bright promise combined with energetic talent when entertainer Gemini strutted his stuff.
Several Las Vegas, Palladium, Atlantic City, and hundreds of comedy clubs later, Gemini's magic and ambience are changing things.
Everything about Gemini and his show is a cut above fantasy. His magic, his jokes, the way he reads the audience easier than a front page headline. Because of his unique style of showmanship he not only keeps the show in motion with his jokes, he has several magic sets as well.
The "Maestro of Magic & Laughter" is also an accomplished ventriloquist, with several "friends" that keep the audience in the palm of his hand.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, his streetwise sense of humor and wit came in handy throughout his life "in the neighborhood." As he says, "I do a little bit of comedy and a little bit of magic. What you laugh at, that's the comedy. What you don't, well, that's the magic."
A Special Family Magic Show will be offered Saturday, December 6th at 2:00PM - Call 330-923-4700 for reservations.
Two Nights Only
When a knee injury forced Bill out of Super Bowl XXVII, Boronkay knew he had to limp into a different direction.
Embarking on a sportscasting career, Bill graced televisions in the finest destinations of Myrtle Beach, Clarksburg WV, Evansville IN, and Kansas City before landing in sunny Cleveland, where he was assigned various hazardous duties. Along the way, Boronkay won 5 Emmy's, one of which is proudly displayed behind a lamp in his mother's home office.
After a failed audition with ESPN (a mirror was involved), Bill reevaluated his career and took off in lukewarm pursuit of his true 13th dream...stand-up comedy. Boronkay continues to work in tv while he travels the comedy road, sharing his less than remarkable life experiences with audiences throughout the area.
Don't miss your chance to see Bill Boronkay headline the shows this Tuesday and Wednesday nights at the Funny Stop.
Three Nights Only
Growing up with all brothers will give a girl from Cleveland two things: a great sense of security and an even greater sense of
humor. Indeed, comedienne Tammy Pescatelli got her fair share of both, but her sense of humor is what has made her one of
America's funniest and hardest working women of comedy.
Beating out thousands for the enviable spot as part of the Final Five on NBC's "Last Comic Standing 2 ," catapulted Tammy's career and won her a slew of new fans, solidifying her as one of the sharpest women in the comedy world. Tammy has appeared twice as a guest on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," and "Dennis Miller" and has been a featured comic on PAX's "Balderdash", National Lampoon's "Funny Money", NBC's "Last Comic Standing: The Best of the Best" and Comedy Central's "The World Stands Up!"
Tammy also recently appeared in her own half-hour special for Comedy Central, "Comedy Central Presents: Tammy Pescatelli". She has also performed on the "Jerry Lewis Telethon" several times. More recently, she has performed on "TBS's Evening at the Laugh Factory," "Last Call with Carson Daly," and has been a guest a number of times on the syndicated show "Comics Unleashed", and chosen for their "Best of the Best" world wide top selling DVD!
Tammy's current schedule is jam-packed with headlining appearances at top comedy clubs and venues across the country, as well as adding her comedic observations to specials on VH1, E!, G4, A&E, Country Music Television, and TV Land.
She also was featured weekly as part of the "Fashion Police" panel for US Weekly. And giving pros a run for their money in the poker department, Tammy recently participated in the GSN poker series "Poker Royale: Comedians vs. Pros," making it all the way to the finals. Tammy also co-stars in the upcoming indie films Everybody Wants to Be Italian, Single: The Documentary, and Made in Brooklyn.
Most recently, she has been writing for TBS and performing all over the country.
Tammy's new material comes from her recent marriage, living around family and giving birth to a boisterous baby boy. When people ask her "Where do you get your material?" Tammy famously replies, "I wake up!"
with Jay Boc
In His Final Week
of Live Comedy Performances
As soon as Bil hits the stage you know that you're in for one entertaining and fun show. He grabs the audience by the hand and takes them with him as he tries to figure out just when he stopped being a fun guy and became a dad.
Bil realizes that a lot more has changed than just the hairline and the waist line. He lets us in on all the not ready for prime time moments of family life that we're not going to see on TV any time soon.
The show is a no holds barred look at just how fatherhood took this first class, grade A slacker to the "I didn't work 65 hours this week for you to ask for twenty dollars" guy that he is now. He is no less intense with his outlook on just what 15 years of marriage has taught him about both men and women, and the joys of co-habitation in modern day America.
From childhood to parent hood and all the creamy, fluffy filling in between, the audience experiences all through the eyes, ears and throat of this gifted storyteller.
December 22 & 23
TWO NIGHT "SEMI-FINALS"
Ohio's Best Amateur Comedian Contest
PLUS Chad Zumock
Hundreds will have battled for the chance to be part of the Funny Stop Comedy Club's TWO NIGHT, SEMI-FINALS of the competition to determine who will be crowned as "Ohio's Best Amateur Comedian".
Don't miss out on this special, Monday and Tuesday night presentation of and by the top new comedy talent around... only at the Funny Stop!
As an added bonus, Chad Zumock will perform a headliner set to close out the shows both of these nights.
Mike Conley & Friends
Includes Special Sunday and Monday Night Shows
The Funny Stop audiences are in for a post-Christmas, pre-New Year treat as Mike Conley rides posse over a herd of fellow comedians with five nights of various line-ups that Pete likes to call... "Mike Conley & Friends".
A 25-year veteran of comedy and the pride of Akron's Ward 9, Mike Conley returns to The Funny Stop with his own take on life as the middle child in a German-Irish Catholic Family.
Some people see the glass as half full, some see it as half empty... Mike just wants people to leave his drink alone!
With material that ranges from life as a teenager in the mid-70's, to middle-age life in the new millennium... the entire audience will be saying, 'hey, he's talking about ME!'.
Area radio listeners can hear Mike on Canton's Mix 94.1 when he sits in on The Deluca and Kathy Morning Show, Friday Mornings from 6am to 10am. Four hours of what Mike sums up as '#shenanigans.'.
Mike's comedy resume is it's own Walk of Fame for Comedy and Music, as he's worked with such legends as Robert Klein, Steven Wright, and the late John Pinette; as well as music superstars Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers, The Coasters, and The American Authors. Plus many, many more.
You can keep up with Mike's active life (at least on social media) through his Twitter account found HERE, then come out and see him host this 5 night long, comedy "variety" show, live and in person at the Funny Stop.
New Year's Eve
The Funny Stop is thrilled to host actor/comedian Angel Salazar as our headliner to ring out 2014 and ring in 2015.
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 for this one night, New Year's Eve appearance by Angel Salazar by calling the Funny Stop Box Office at 330-923-4700.
January 2-3, 2015
Two Nights Only
Here is a true "local guy does good" story as the Akron area's Bill Squire returns home.
Who knew, when Bill fell out of a plastic swimming pool at the age of 6, broke his arm, but got a huge laugh that the event would eventually lead to a life as a professional comedian. At least he can always say that he was bitten by the comedy bug at a very early age.
With his unique point of view, sharp writing, and high energy Bill Squire is one of the best young comedians on the scene today. Bill has earned the respect of his peers by performing fearlessly at venues from "hole in the wall" bars to 2,000 seat theaters where he always puts on a show to remember.
A coast-to-coast tour in 2008 lead to an appearances on Comedy Central where he won the network's "Open Mic Challenge" and "Show Us Your Best" contest in 2009.
Bill Squire is also a cast member on the YouTube webseries "Man in the Box" which has over 30,000 subscribers, generated nearly 200 episodes, and was aired on Cinemax OnDemand.
His hard work ethic and natural comedic talent has made Bill Squire one of the fastest rising stars in the comedy world today and his performances are always non-stop laughs.
January 15-18, 2015
Includes Special Sunday Night Show
The Funny Stop is proud to host the return visit to our stage by the one and only... Don Jaimeson!
"He's a sarcastic, caustic rib-splitter who can wind up any audience and splatter them hysterically" - The Village Voice
Don Jamieson is currently co-hosting VH1 Classic's hit heavy metal talk show series, "That Metal Show" where legends of rock hang out to discuss their past and current projects in front of a live studio audience full of metal maniacs. Rolling Stone Magazine dubbed "That Metal Show" as one of the 50 Best Reasons To Watch TV! He is also a co-host on "Beer Money", a fast-paced, non-traditional sports quiz show airing on SNY (SportsNet New York).
Among his many accomplishments, Jamieson's stand-up CD "Live & Hilarious" on Metal Blade Records hit the Top 20 on iTunes and Top 10 on the Billboard comedy charts. He also performed stand-up at Metallica's Orion Music + More Festival and was introduced by drummer Lars Ulrich. Don is proudly sponsored by Monster Energy Drinks.
Jamieson's proudest moment is becoming an "Emmy Award-Winner" for his work on HBO's "Inside The NFL". Don and long-time comedy partner, Jim Florentine, lent their brand of humor to the popular sports show; writing, producing and performing sports-themed comedy sketches.
The two have also collaborated on the hidden-camera DVD and Comedy Central web series, "Meet The Creeps" as well as a series of prank call CD's, "Terrorizing Telemarketers," which get a lot of airplay on the Howard Stern radio show.
Don Jamieson is also a joke writer for the country's best celebrity roaster, Lisa Lampanelli and has lent his voice to MTV2's "Crank Yankers".
Don's stand-up act brings his everyday take on life with an added dash of sarcasm for good measure. He is able to make people laugh at things they wouldn't normally laugh at, and then laugh again at that realization.
Besides performing at clubs in New York City, Don tears it up at clubs and theatres all over the country. For the last seven years, he has been the regular opener for Andrew Dice Clay.
Don started his career as one of the young and talented comedy minds at MTV helping to launch the careers of comics like Jon Stewart, Kevin James and Tom Green. But unbeknownst to many, Don was spending his nights on the local comedy scene developing his own comic style.
He has been seen on NBC's "Why We Heart Vampires" and is currently in production for the ELEVENTH season of "That Metal Show" and his SECOND season of "Beer Money".
Check out Don's website at DonJaimeson.com, then call the Funny Stop box office at 330-923-4700 to book your seats for his upcoming, 4 night appearance on Thursday, January 15th through Sunday, January 18th.