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Funny Stop Comedian

July 29
Mark Anthony

One Night Only

Mark Anthony (yes..that's his real name) grew up Cleveland, OH. As a kid he always wanted to perform as a singer in a rock band, but never had enough confidence in his own voice. So he went into his next love...comedy.

As a kid he listened to Redd Foxx and Richard Pryor (when his Mom wasn't around) and imitated the jokes he heard to his friends. As a heavy kid, he learned humor was a good weapon to use to avoid being picked on in school.

Mark gets his material from life, being overweight, being married, growing up in the inner-city, and listening to rock and roll. Mark's mixed bag of sources makes for a refreshingly different, very funny show. Mark has performed in most of the fifty states and Canada in venues from West Point Military Academy to Westward Ho in South Dakota (Don't even ask!)

Mark has appeared on Comedy Central and The Black Entertainment Television Network. He is considered to be "too on the edge" for Jay Leno, but "not dirty enough" for Def Jam.

Funny Stop Comedian

July 30
Michael Oddo - The Naughty Hypnotist

One Night 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.

On Wednesday, July 30th, the audience will get their first ever opportunity to see Michael Oddo on stage at the Funny Stop.

Don't miss the chance. Call the box office now at 330-923-4700 to make your reservation.

Funny Stop Comedian

July 31 - August 2
Jeff Blanchard

Three Nights Only

So, who is Jeff Blanchard?

Well, Scene Magazine called Jeff "The funniest man in Cleveland". Blanchard is a seasoned stand-up comedian with over 15 years on the stage.

Jeff's show has been called dynamic, opinionated, and irascible. (Yes, you may have to look that last one up in your Webster's dictionary). Blanchard's improvisational training keeps his act stocked with the everyday fascinating, infuriating and down right annoying characters that you find in all walks of life.

Jeff's professional resume even includes a year spent as the co-host on Cleveland's 98.5, WNCX Morning Show!

Jeff Blanchard has played clubs and colleges all over the country and now you will have a chance to enjoy his comedy performance at the Funny Stop Comedy Club.

Jeff doesn't have a website, but you can keep up with his antics on Faceboook by clicking HERE.

Funny Stop Comedian

August 5
Ryan Dalton

One Night Only

Ryan Dalton is a true 'local guy does good' story.

This native of Westlake, Ohio has taken a lifetime of observations and deep thoughts and has turned them into a hilarious stand-up act that takes him to venues all over North America.

Ryan's comedy has won him numerous awards and his appearances with comedians such as Bobcat Goldthwait, Pablo Francisco, and Dom Irrera has lead him to regular appearances on the "Bob and Tom" radio show as well as an appearance on Comedy Central's "Live At Gotham" special.

Ryan Dalton's star is still on the rise as earlier this year he signed a recording deal with Stand Up Records and should be releasing his 2nd comedy album in the near future.

You can keep up with Ryan on his website, TheRyanDalton.com and follow his insights on Twitter by clicking HERE.

Let's welcome Ryan Dalton back to the Funny Stop for another headlining appearance.

Funny Stop Comedian

August 8-9
Jay Stevens

Two Nights Only

A lot has happened to Jay Stevens during is more than a decade in the comedy business.

Born Shawn D. Stevenson, and formerly known as "B.L.A.C.", Jay Stevens has been a professional comedian since 2002. Growing up he was always known as a hilarious outgoing character by friends, family, colleagues and those he would meet on a first encounter.

Having a passion to make people laugh he surprisingly was not seeking a career in the comedy industry, it was not until he gave his life to the Lord in 1997 that he felt the yearning to share this "gift" to entertain people.

His very first show was at a church "Solomon's Temple COGIC" in 1999 where he realized that laughter is a healing medicine. Since then he has been very successful at making people laugh from the church to the comedy club.

His clean comedy style reaches all audiences. Jay believes that sowing the gift of laughter is the best gift one can give, and doing so has allowed him to perform over with comedians including Gary Owen, Damon Williams, Dat Phan, John Witherspoon, Jon Lovitz and many others.

Growing up people always told him that he had a radio voice and should do radio and voice over work so he is pursuing the non-comedic side of his gift in radio and acting, the stars are there for the grabbing and Jay plans on grabbing them all.

Earlier this year, Funny Stop audiences got their first taste of Jay Stevens. This Friday and Saturday night, those who missed him and those who asked that we bring him back audience get the chance to see the return appearance of Jay Stevens at the Funny Stop.

You can learn even more about Jay Stevens by visiting his Facebook page, found by clicking HERE and by visiting his website at JayStevensLive.com.

Funny Stop Comedian

August 13-16
Michael Trixx

Rock & Roll Magic

With a background in music, Michael Trixx combines his two passions, Rock N' Roll and Magic to give an unforgetable performance.

Live doves and parakeets appearing and vanishing from thin air, levitations, confetti blizzards, fire magic second to none and his magic bunny "Hocus Pocus" all make for a rockin' good time.

Trixx has performed at clubs all over the United States as well as London, England.

His 2009 Florida State Magic Convention's Stage Show Contest Championship led to an appearance in the debut season of NBC's hit show "America's Got Talent".

This week Michael Trixx brings his "All Fired Up" extravaganza to the Funny Stop for his only appearance at our club this year. It is one show you don't want to miss!

Funny Stop Comedian

August 16
Abra-KID-Abra Family Magic Show

Special Saturday Afternoon Event

With a background in music, Michael Trixx combines his two passions, Rock N' Roll and Magic to give an unforgetable performance.

Live doves and parakeets appearing and vanishing from thin air, levitations, confetti blizzards, fire magic second to none and his magic bunny "Hocus Pocus" all make for a rockin' good time.

Trixx has performed at clubs all over the United States as well as London, England.

His 2009 Florida State Magic Convention's Stage Show Contest Championship led to an appearance in the debut season of NBC's hit show "America's Got Talent".

Seating begins at 1 PM and tickets are just $6 each.

Make your reservation now by calling the Funny Stop Box Office at 330-923-4700.

Funny Stop Comedian

August 19-23
Traci Kanaan

The Princess of Parodies


"I wish she did drugs so there was some explanation for her behavior."

Traci's mother

The self proclaimed love child of Liza Minnelli and Klinger, Traci Kanaan grew up in Berea, Ohio. Her Italian mother loved piano, musical theater and opera. Her Lebanese father loved antique cars, stock car races and dirty jokes.

The result? A classically trained pianist that sings REALLY twisted ditties.

Traci started taking piano lessons at the age of 4. Never one to play it the way it was written, she constantly improvised during her piano lessons. She'd make up funny words to the songs or change the endings of her pieces, ultimately burning out eight piano teachers before graduating from high school.

Traci attended Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, graduating with a B.A. in Music Business, and minors in Music Composition, Electronic Music, and Piano Performance. For her senior recital, she composed all original music, performed by other students. Each piece reflected her sense of humor, including lingerie being pulled out of instruments, pieces performed on children's toys, and the staged death of a performer...assassinated by a ping pong ball gun.

In 2001, Traci's life changed forever when she saw Tony and Tina's Wedding, an improv theater production, while visiting her parents in Cleveland. She vowed she would be in that show if the production ever came to her town in Florida.

Eight months later, the community theater announced auditions for Tony and Tina's Wedding and Traci landed the role of Connie Mocogni, the eight months pregnant maid of honor.

While taking an improv class to prepare for the role, Traci met other aspiring comedians who encouraged her to try stand up. Traci did, and she's never looked back.

Traci continues to amaze audiences all over the country, with her irreverent style of comedy that creatively combines stand up with her piano and vocal skills.

Her show takes you on a musical journey of self deprecating humor, her life, family, pop culture, political events, and wrapping it all up with her energetic closer, "Songs you should never play on piano."

The Funny Stop is proud to welcome back Traci Kanaan... "The Princess of Parodies!"

Visit her on the web at PrincessOfParodies.com

Funny Stop Comedian

August 26-30
Jayson Cross

with TBA

Jayson Cross always possessed a flair for entertaining others. As a child he would mimic his family members and create imaginary characters. During adolescence he was teased and, as a defense mechanism, developed a quick wit. Unbeknownst to him this would be the leading tool for his career.

Twenty years ago, this Chicago native followed his dreams and moved to NYC to begin a career in modeling and acting.

Jayson has been photographed for numerous magazines, including FHM, GQ and Details. He was the April, 2006 Playgirl centerfold and has shot campaigns for Kohl's, Budweiser, Bacardi, and Phat Farm.

Not just a pretty face, Jayson has also hosted WE Network's 3 Men and a Chick Flick and AMC's Date Night. Recently he was a guest on ABC's "The View".

In preparation for a film audition, he started performing at an open mic night at a local comedy club. Jayson fell in love. He quickly became a nationally touring comedian, opening for such acts as A Taste Of Honey, Richard Pryor Jr., Donnell Rawling (a.k.a Ashy Larry), Aries Spears and, most recently, Kevin Nealon.

Jayson Cross is a regular at comedy clubs in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles... and this week audiences at the Funny Stop will get another chance to see him live and in person, headlining the show on our stage.

Make your reservation now by calling the Funny Stop Box Office at 330-923-4700.

Funny Stop Comedian

November 17
Pauly Shore

One Night Only! Special MONDAY Night Show!

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:

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

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.

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