OUR NEW WEEKLY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
WNIR-FM Night
with Couchburner

PLUS
College ID Night
AND
Open Mic Night
8 PM SHOWTIME
106.9 NIGHT with
Stansbury Show's
Dan Stansbury
-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

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Early Show Or
Cap Your Night At
Our Late Show
8 PM & 10:30 PM
Funny Stop Comedian

December 16-20
Bil Benden

with Jay Boc
In His Final Week of
Live Comedy Performances

Come join us on Tuesday through Saturday nights, December 16th through 20th for a Funny Stop Holiday tradition.

For over twenty years Bil Benden has come back to the stage where he got his start, to spread his special brand of Christmas cheer.

Not long after Bil hits the stage you will realize you're hurting from laughter, and you'll swear Bil has to live in your house. But as Bil's father always said, we all live in the same house, we just pull in a different driveway.

Bil Benden's show has been described as equal parts of marriage counseling, parental advice, crises management, and animal husbandry.

Bil feels that after 28 years of marriage (to a girl he met when they were 12) and three kids, he has something to add to the discussion.

One of the best things about a Bil Benden show is just when you think you're laughing as hard as you can, he gets you to laugh just a bit harder (just like a great personal trainer can get you run harder.)

Now remember we said "like a great personal trainer", because as soon as you get a look at Bil you will know he is no personal trainer.

If you want to laugh, Bil is your guy.

If you want to run, Bil is out!

What we are saying here is that from start to finish, top to bottom, and then reach around, you will laugh at things in a whole new light after attending a show headlined by Bil Benden.

You will learn things you already knew but didn't know you knew.

You will learn that while some men suffer from ED, Bil and maybe you suffer from ND. What is ND you maybe asking? Well just come out to one of Bil's shows this week and find out.

You will also learn how porn can ruin fishing, hunting, traveling, or any other of your favorite pass times.

So now is the time for you to pick up the phone call the Funny Stop box office at 330-923-4700 to make a reservation to find out why Bil Benden has been one of our club's holiday traditions for over 2 decades.

Bil's show is a great way to kick off your holiday fun, because he will get you laughing over the river and through the woods.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

December 22 & 23
TWO NIGHT "SEMI-FINALS"

Ohio's Best Amateur Comedian Contest
PLUS Chad Zumock

For the past three months, over 100 performers have taken the Funny Stop stage on Tuesday nights for the opportunity to qualify for the recent quarter-final eliminations in the club's "Ohio's Best Amateur Comedian" contest.

The 'best of the best' advanced through that quarter-final elimination round for the chance to perform for our audiences on Monday and Tuesday, December 22nd and 23rd in the two night SEMI-FINALS.

Come out and cheer on your favorites as they try to earn a spot in the upcoming contest FINALS.

Audience response is one of the key items our judges use in their scoring of each amateur comedian's performance. YOU can be the difference in whether one of these acts becomes 'the next big thing' or never gets that once in a lifetime chance.

Following the amateur's performances both nights, Chad Zumock will close the evening with a headliner set.

Both Monday and Tuesday night's shows begin at 8 PM.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

December 26-27
Mike Conley & Friends

Here Are Some Shows You Don't Want To Miss

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.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

December 28
Special Sunday Night Fundraising Event
To Benefit The Family Of Slain Akron Police Officer Justin Weinbrenner

Please Come Out And Show Your Support For This Officer's Family

It is our honor for the Funny Stop Comedy Club to make our venue available on Sunday night, December 28th to host a very special fundraiser to benefit the family of slain Akron Police Officer Justin Weinbrenner.

A large number of comedians have offered their talents to perform for you at this special event with Pete, the Funny Stop's owner, donating 100% of the evening's admission fees to the family of Officer Weinbrenner.

Please join us for this special night, with an 8 PM showtime, as we honor Officer Weinbrenner's memory and show support for all of the members of law enforcement and safety forces who serve our communities so selflessly.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

December 29-30
Mike Conley & Friends

Includes A Rare Monday Night Show

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.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

New Year's Eve
Angel Salazar

Two Shows!

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.

Check out all of the package options for our TWO different New Year's Eve shows by clicking HERE.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

January 2-3, 2015
Bill Squire

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.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

January 15-18, 2015
Don Jaimeson

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.

 
 
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