with Kate Brindle
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 all this week at the Funny Stop.
Full Week of Shows
The Funny Stop welcomes back an old friend and all-time club favorite, Rob Allen.
For over 25 years, Rob Allen has performed his stand-up act for audiences around the world.
His comedic experience includes tours in eight different countries and appearances in six different courtrooms.
Most recently, Rob Allen has been performing as part of the "Standing Ovation Tour" with host Sommore and Bruce Bruce, Tommy Davidson, Earthquake, Mark Curry and more.
Rob Allen is a legend in the world of stand-up comedy, if for no other reason than for being the first comic ever banned from B.E.T.'s ComicView (just for being stupid).
Make your reservations today by calling the Funny Stop Box Office at 330-923-4700 to see Rob Allen perform live and in person, on our stage during this week long appearance.
Debut Appearance at Funny Stop • Brother of Chris Farley • 3 Nights Only!
The Funny Stop is proud to welcome Kevin Farley as he makes his debut performance at our club.
To answer your first question, yes, Kevin is the brother of Saturday Night Live legend and movie actor Chris Farley. Here is more about this weekend's headliner.
Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Kevin Farley studied at the famous Second City in Chicago. It wasn't long after that he appeared in films such as Black Sheep (with his brother Chris Farley) and The Waterboy with Adam Sandler.
Soon after, Farley landed a starring role as character Doug Linus on MTV's sitcom "2gether" where he was met with rave reviews. Farley then went on to star with top billing in the feature films "An American Carol" and "White Knight". Other films to his credits are "Crowning Jules", "Frat Pack" and "Joe Dirt 2".
Kevin Farley's TV guest appearances have been on Hawaii Five-O, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Rules of Engagement, The Neighbors, Just Shoot Me and United States of Tara to name a few.
Farley moved behind the camera as co-writer and co-director of "Hollywood & Wine", which takes an irreverent look at an actress struggling in Hollywood. In addition, Farley directed the comedy "Paranormal Movie". The film pokes fun of the "found footage" horror, sub-genre popular with movie goers today.
To his credit, and met with high praise in all the national reviews, Farley was Co-Executive Producer of the heartwarming "I Am Chris Farley", a feature-length biographical documentary about his brother Chris, the late comedy legend. Presently Farley is co-starring in "F is for Family", a Netflix comedy series, This year he will be co-starring in CMT's new series "Still the King".
When Farley is not writing screenplays, producing or directing or on set filming, he regularly embraces the stage in stand-up comedy. Farley usually appears as the headline act nation-wide in clubs such as The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, and The Improv, but he has also opened for David Spade, Chris Rock, Norm MacDonald, Jeff Ross, Todd Glass, Kevin Nealon and Jeff Richards. Along the lines of stand-up comedy, Farley starred in a New York musical about comedians called "HA! The Musical".
Farley has hosted many live shows, and has been featured on The Today Show, The View, Extra, Fox News and countless radio shows. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California and is involved with the non-profit organization The American Irish Fund.
Kevin Farley has truly established himself as comedic presence both on the big screen and off. Multi-tasking as a comedian, actor, writer, director and producer seems easy for Farley because he does it all, with a fabulous sense of humor.
We are so pleased to host Kevin Farley's debut at the Funny Stop on August 25th-27th. Check out his Twitter feed by clicking HERE, his YouTube channel by clicking HERE and his website, KevinFarleyOfficial.com, then call our Box Office at 330-434-9151 to make your reservation today.