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Funny Stop Comedian

October 28-29
Chili Challis

Two Nights Only

After son Thaddeus has warmed up the crowd with his 3 night headlining appearance, the Funny Stop is proud wrap up "Challis Week" at the club with the dad... Chili Challis.

Hollywood Entertainment may have stated it best when they wrote:

"Thank the comedy gods that Chili is back doing the clubs! We might hear some original humor again."

For decades, comedy has been Chili Challis' world.

Most fans would not know of his time behind the scenes on television as a NBC staff writer who went on to become a writer for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno".

Even fewer are aware that Chili Challis was nominated for a regional Emmy ® for his writing and direction of Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist Mike Peters.

Many of Chili's fans first became exposed to him as a voice on the radio as one of the cast of guests who entertained audiences on morning radio's "The Bob & Tom Show" which was based in Indianapolis but was heard in syndication in many parts of country.

Click HERE to give a listen to this early clip (back when he was known as Bert Challis) from the "Bob & Tom Show".

While Chili Challis enjoyed much television and radio success, comedians feed on (and are fed by) live audiences. That's why he has traveled the country all of these years and continues today doing stand-up for folks in clubs from coast to coast.

Always thinking outside the box, Chili was not afraid to take on the whole "Vagina Monologues" craze a few years back with his original creation... UNZIPPED: "The Woody Monologues".

You can check out "Comedy-Dojo" and more background on "Uncle Hippie" by visiting Chili's website ChiliChallis.com

If you enjoy a truely unique comedy mind, you don't want to miss Chili Challis as he appears this weekend on the stage at the Funny Stop Comedy Club.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

October 28-29
Mike Farrell

Two Nights Only

His first ever headlining appearance at the Funny Stop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

October 30 - November 1
Michael Oddo - The Naughty Hypnotist

Three Nights Only

Michael Oddo's interest in entertainment began at age 6 when he was taught how to make sponge balls appear and disappear.

As a teenager, Michael became interested in hypnosis and began his studies to become a certified Hypnotherapist (Hypnotist). Michael achieved this title through the National Guild of Hypnotist in 2001. Michael decided to polish up his skills as a stage hypnotist by attending a workshop with Las Vegas Hypnotist Marc Savard on Stage Hypnosis.

Since then Michael has been seen entertaining audiences across the country by performing outrageously funny magic and hypnosis for public, private, and corporate events.

With Michael's skills as a magician and hypnotist, he has been able to capture people's attention by entertaining them with his humor and wit.

Through the years, Michael has also appeared on television and radio programs such as the WDJQ, WQMX, KEKB, KREX-TV (Colorado), The Fox Kids Club, WBNX Channel 55, State of the Arts, and Public Access Channel, just to name a few.

The Funny Stop audience got their first ever opportunity to see Michael Oddo on our stage in a single night appearance earlier this year. Fan reaction was so strong that Pete has brought him back for a pair of multi-night bookings this Fall and Winter.

Don't miss the chance to see "The Naughty Hypnotist" himself, live and in-person by calling the Funny Stop box office now at 330-923-4700 to make your reservation.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

November 4-8
Paul Bond

with TBA

Paul Bond's stage show combines his hilarious stand up comedy with his guitar playing skills to produce an end result that is a funny, high-energy night of entertainment.

Bond is an accomplished musician and song parody writer whose productions are used on nationally syndicated comedy radio shows. Paul has already released 4 separate CD's including the acclaimed parody of everyone's holiday favorites in Paul Bond's "A Very Filthy XXX-Mas".

Recent road work for Paul Bond has included a national tour with Jim Breuer of Saturday Night Live that visited venues such as Madison Square Garden in New York City, the Fillmore in San Francisco, and House of Blues locations across the country with Paul serving as the show's opening act and performing as the guitar player in the show's band.

You may have heard Paul Bond on the Opie and Anthony radio show or may have seen him on television in the Comedy Central special "Hardcore", but this week you can be in the audience as he makes his only 2014 appearance at the Funny Stop.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

November 14-15
Dustin Diamond

Two Nights Only

Dustin Diamond is an American actor, musician, director, and stand-up comedian best known for his role as Samuel "Screech" Powers in the television shows Saved by the Bell, Good Morning, Miss Bliss, Saved by the Bell: The College Years and Saved by the Bell: The New Class.

Diamond's most memorable role was that of the nerdy Samuel "Screech" Powers on the television show Saved by the Bell, a role he played for close to thirteen years from its beginning as Good Morning, Miss Bliss through its final incarnation, Saved by the Bell: The New Class. Continuing the series into college, Saved by the Bell: The College Years shows most of the cast transplanted into not only the same college, but also the same college dormitory, where Screech continued his typical misadventures.

Diamond began doing stand up comedy after the end of Saved by the Bell, and has toured ever since. He has also been featured on a number of game and reality shows including The Weakest Link, Celebrity Boxing 2, to name a few. Diamond has also made several cameo appearances in films, including appearances in Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star in 2003 and in Made in 2001. In 2009, he also played the part of "Alumnus Guy #1," in American Pie Presents: The Book of Love. In 2010, he had a supporting role in the sports comedy Tetherball: The Movie. In it Dustin plays the "Foul Mouth"'s down-on-his luck coach.

In 2007 Diamond was a cast member of the fifth season of Celebrity Fit Club. Most recently, Diamond appeared as a contestant on Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling, broadcast on CMT.

It's our pleasure to welcome Dustin Diamond back for a 4th consecutive year at the Funny Stop!

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

November 17
Pauly Shore

One Night Only!

Rather than writing up a glowing preview of the upcoming, one night only appearance by Pauly Shore at the Funny Stop... we will let Pauly speak for himself:

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A Message From Pauly,

Whatup whatup, thank you guys for checking on me.

I'm doing a lot of stand up these days, which I love. It gives me a chance to get out of LA and visit small town America.

I'm coming to a town near you, so come check out the show! We'll take some pictures after and have a couple of beers.

Your friend, Pauly
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Paul Montgomery "Pauly" Shore (born February 1, 1968) is an American comedian and actor who starred in several comedy films in the 1990s and hosted a video show on MTV in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Shore is still performing stand-up comedy and toured in 2012 with recent specials "Pauly-tics" and "Vegas is my Oyster".

Shore was born Paul Montgomery Shore, the son of Mitzi Shore (nee Saidel), who founded The Comedy Store, and Sammy Shore, a comedian. Shore was raised Jewish, and grew up in Beverly Hills, California. He graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1986.

Stand-up Career

Inspired by his parents' work in comedy and show business, a 17-year-old Shore made his stand-up debut at the Alley Cat Bistro in Culver City. "Everyone else in school was filling out their SAT applications, but I just passed mine back. I knew I wasn't going to go to college." Shore was mentored by Sam Kinison and opened several of his sets. While touring the comedy club circuit, Shore cultivated an alter ego persona, "The Weasel".

"The Weasel" involved Shore speaking in a Jeff Spicoli-esque surfer parlance, heavily peppered with dudespeak slang such as "edged", "melons" and "grinding" as well as his catchphrase, "Hey, BU-DDY."

Shore's big break came as an on-air MTV VJ, a position he held from 1989 to 1994. At the height of his MTV fame, Shore had his own show, Totally Pauly, serving as a host, most memorably on MTV's annual Spring Break parties. He also released a music video, "Lisa, Lisa, The One I Adore".

Film Career

In 1992, Shore starred in Encino Man which was a modest hit. Encino Man's success propelled Shore to star in additional personalized vehicles, albeit less successful: Son in Law (1993), In the Army Now (1994), Jury Duty (1995), and Bio-Dome (1996).

He makes a cameo appearance in the American rock band Limp Bizkit music video "N 2 Gether Now", as a pizza deliveryman, and a briefer appearance in Break Stuff.

In 2003, Shore produced, wrote, directed and starred in Pauly Shore Is Dead, a semi-autobiographical mockumentary, and in 2005 starred in the short lived reality television series Minding the Store. In 2010 Shore starred in Adopted, which sees him traveling to Africa to adopt a child.

In addition, he has several short subject films and multiple projects in the works such as his MTV pilot called The Shores and various projects with such as Funny or Die.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

November 19
Mike Conley

One Night Only!

The Funny Stop is happy to welcome back Mr. Mike Conley! appearance.

The middle child of German-Irish Catholic family, Mike grew up realizing life is an adventure. In his words, "Sometimes it's written by Mark Twain, and sometimes by Stephen King".

When asked where he gets the inspiration for his comedy, Mike simply replies, "Look around, people - aren't you paying attention?"

With material that ranges from teenage life in the mid 70's to middle age in the new millennium, everyone in the audience should find SOMETHING that strikes a familiar chord - as well as their funny bone!

Area radio listeners may remember Mike as "Dr. Job Crevice" from Akron's 97.5 WONE, or as "Dr. Damien Love" from Canton's Q92, 92.5 WZKL. Both radio characters were, as Mike puts it, "Dr. Phil with a major alcohol problem; so this is gonna end badly!"

Mike Conley has worked with the likes of Steven Wright, Harlan Williams, Sinbad, Louie Anderson and 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 his live show on Wednesday November 19th at the Funny Stop.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

November 20-22
BASILE!

3 Nights Only

BANG - you laugh! POW - you grab your sides! CRUNCH - you try to catch your breath!

Once you've seen this comedian's rough and tough opener, it's hard to believe that off-stage he's also the voice of Universal Studio's beloved "Bullwinkle Moose."

Critics call his opening bit the funniest in the country when he appears unplugged and in concert to sell-out crowds in comedy clubs and theatres across the U.S.

A pinch of Basile turns the ordinary into the extraordinary! Basile's spicy blend of improvisation and characters make for a great recipe for your entertainment pleasure.

Yes, he has a soft side - but this "teddy bear" is stuffed with high explosives that will blow the audience through the roof!

Click here and here for Basile's website(s).

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

November 24
Big Comedy Blowout

With Over One Dozen Comedians

A special, Monday night event for Thanksgiving Week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

November 25-26
Michael Oddo - The Naughty Hypnotist

Two Nights Only

Michael Oddo's interest in entertainment began at age 6 when he was taught how to make sponge balls appear and disappear.

As a teenager, Michael became interested in hypnosis and began his studies to become a certified Hypnotherapist (Hypnotist). Michael achieved this title through the National Guild of Hypnotist in 2001. Michael decided to polish up his skills as a stage hypnotist by attending a workshop with Las Vegas Hypnotist Marc Savard on Stage Hypnosis.

Since then Michael has been seen entertaining audiences across the country by performing outrageously funny magic and hypnosis for public, private, and corporate events.

With Michael's skills as a magician and hypnotist, he has been able to capture people's attention by entertaining them with his humor and wit.

Through the years, Michael has also appeared on television and radio programs such as the WDJQ, WQMX, KEKB, KREX-TV (Colorado), The Fox Kids Club, WBNX Channel 55, State of the Arts, and Public Access Channel, just to name a few.

The Funny Stop audience got their first ever opportunity to see Michael Oddo on our stage in a single night appearance earlier this year. Now you have the chance to prepare yourself for the stress of the long Thanksgiving Day weekend with the family by seeing "The Naughty Hypnotist" perform live and in-person.

Just call the Funny Stop box office now at 330-923-4700 to make your reservation and we will do the rest.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

November 28-29
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.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

December 2-6
Gemini

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.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

December 9-10
Bill Boronkay

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.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

December 11-13
Tammy Pescatelli

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!"

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

December 16-20
Bil Benden

with TBA

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.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

December 22 & 23
"THE FINALS"

Ohio's Best Amateur Comedian Contest

It's an event so big that, for the first time ever, it will take two nights of competition to determine who is 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!

 

 

 

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

December 26-30
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".

The middle child of German-Irish Catholic family, Mike Conley grew up realizing life is an adventure. In his words, "Sometimes it's written by Mark Twain, and sometimes by Stephen King".

When asked where he gets the inspiration for his comedy, Mike simply replies, "Look around, people - aren't you paying attention?"

With material that ranges from teenage life in the mid 70's to middle age in the new millennium, everyone in the audience should find SOMETHING that strikes a familiar chord - as well as their funny bone!

Area radio listeners may remember Mike as "Dr. Job Crevice" from Akron's 97.5 WONE, or as "Dr. Damien Love" from Canton's Q92, 92.5 WZKL. Both radio characters were, as Mike puts it, "Dr. Phil with a major alcohol problem; so this is gonna end badly!"

Mike Conley has worked with the likes of Steven Wright, Harlan Williams, Sinbad, Louie Anderson and 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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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