Two Nights Only!
An Akron native now permanently based in Chicago, Chris Clem is a 6' 5", 260 lb., man-child with blue eyes. He has kissed Meredith Vieira, won $100,000 on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?", and lost $100,000 by getting married (and going to multiple WrestleManias). He is a very large straight white male who is not cool.
His podcast about the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, "Chris Clem's Cavs Cast" (@C4Pod on Twitter), was featured in the top ten of iTunes's "New and Noteworthy" section in March, 2015. His first stand-up DVD "Shout of the Warrior" was produced by the Slow Mutants and released in Fall 2014. (And it's available for purchase at ChrisClem.net)
Chris Clem has appeared on Fox 8 Cleveland, Time Warner Cable's NEON channel, Kent State's TV2, and Up Late with Steve Guy (UpLate-TV.com). His writing has been featured in Cleveland Scene Magazine, contributing to their first ever comedy issue in November, 2013. He formerly co-hosted the Pretty Swell Guys podcast with Kirk Robinson (PrettySwellGuys.com) and Mohammed's Radio with Jeremy Sheer (WCSB 89.3 Cleveland), on top of many appearances on radio throughout northeast Ohio (87.7 WLFM Cleveland, 100.1 WNIR Akron, 98.1 WKDD Akron).
Not just a comedian, Chris has also acted in many short films, been in commercials, done voice over work for TV, and ring announced pro wrestling cards. None of these credits are that impressive, but people in his hometown seem to like him.
Clem was part of the last class to graduate from Second City Detroit's training center and he currently studies improv and acting in Chicago. He can riff on any subject and is known for his hilarious stories, impressions, and obsessions with comic books, professional wrestling, pro sports and movies. Chris is also ruggedly handsome and an excellent speller with a stupendous vocabulary. (His wife thinks he's hot.)
Chris is taking his career to the next level. He's branching out from the Rust Belt to the entire Midwest in what might be the most inspirational story since "Rocky V".
You can find out more information about Chris Clem and a multitude of subjects by visiting ChrisClem.com, then call the Funny Stop box office at 330-923-4700 to reserve a seat for just the second ever headlining appearance at our club by Chris Clem.
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.
His hard work has earned him a spot on radio every weekday, co-hosting "The Alan Cox Show" on 100.7 WMMS.
If you would like to learn more about our headliner, visit his website at BillSquire.com
Don't wait to make your reservation to see Bill Squire during this weekend's appearance at the Funny Stop. Call our Box Office now at 330-923-4700.