A Full Week of Comedy
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.
Two Nights Only!
The Funny Stop is proud to bring back another blast from the past.
You may remember Lou Santini from his 11 years on Northeast Ohio radio at "Rock 107, WRQK" or "100.7 WMMS".
Since then, he won the 2011 Detroit Comedy Festival (opening for Bob Saget) as well as the San Diego Comedy Festival back in 2004.
Lou Santini's TV hosting and comedy appearances include weekly appearances on "The Countdown" on "Reelz Channel", with acting and standup comedy performances on "Frank TV", "Playboy TV", and "TV Guide Network".
His second full-length comedy album, "Let's Get Bloated" is available on iTunes and his book, "How to Go from Wedding Hell to Wedding Bells: Your Wedding Shouldn't Need a 'Survival' Guide" is available on Amazon.com!
Santini was one of the writers and co-hosts of the popular web series "1TrackMind". His resume also includes being a spokesman, acting in commercials, and since comedy clubs aren't open during daylight hours... Lou continues to do voiceovers for radio and TV.
For more information about Lou Santini, visit his website at LouSantini.com, then come out and see him during this TWO NIGHT ONLY appearance.
One Night Only!
Chili Challis is a veteran standup comedian of over 20 years.
In that time he's learned a lot about the trade, which is why he's begun tutoring young standup wannabes along with his good friend and fellow comedian Dobie "Mr. Lucky" Maxwell.
Together they've created a seminar called Chilimax, where comic hopefuls learn more than just how to perform, they'll also gain self-improvment, an increased vocabulary and become more creative.
From that description alone the program is well worth whatever they're charging. Along with teaching, Chili has been a staff writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and for the comic strip "Mother Goose & Grimm."
He has also authored two books, "UNZIPPED: The Woody Monologues" which is a funny and revealing look at men's attitudes toward sex and relationships and a slightly artsy and creative but most informative insightful book about the performing and writing of stand up comedy titled "Stand-up comedy with a side of Chili".
Don't miss Chili Challis in just his second headlining appearance at the Funny Stop in nearly 7 years.