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August 3
Rob Allen & Friends

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Funny Stop Comedian

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

August 5-7
Mike Conley

Three Nights Only!

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!

This Stand Up Comedy Road Dog of nearly 30 years can be found every Friday morning on the Kathy & Ike Morning Show on Canton's Mix 94.1 and nearly everyday on Twitter at @MikeConleyFunny.

You most recently saw Mike Conley at the Funny Stop as one of the three featured performers during the Cleveland Comedy Festival. Now he is back for not one, not two, but three BIG nights of laugh.

Call our box office at 330-923-4700 to make your reservation to see him live and in person this weekend at the Funny Stop.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

August 12-14
Michael Trixx

Three Nights Only!

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

Michael Trixx will also host a special Saturday afternoon "Family Magic Show" on August 14th. The show begins at 2:00 PM. There will be a special Kid's Menu available and tickets are just $8.00 each.

 
 

Funny Stop Comedian

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

August 19-21
Aaron Berg and the Comedians of the Compound

Three Nights Only!

Earlier this year, Pete brought Aaron Berg to our stage for his headlining debut at the Funny Stop. As good fortune has allowed, we have been able to book this rising star for a return appearance this weekend. Please welcome back Mr. Aaron Berg to our stage.

Aaron Berg's world record breaking documentary "25 Sets" is on Amazon Prime right now. Aaron made his Comedy Central debut on THIS IS NOT HAPPENING in 2016 and has made two appearances on AXS TV’s LIVE AT GOTHAM, an appearance on GOTHAM LIVE VR as well as doing crowd work on BIG JAY OAKERSON’S “WYFD?!?”.

Berg is half of the daily show "IN HOT WATER" which can only be viewed on COMPOUNDMEDIA.COM. He is also an author and currently has two books out... Mr Manners and American Etiquette.

Aaron Berg's has four albums available on iTunes and Amazon... COMEDY COLTRANE, Mr. Manners - Live From Long Island City, UNSCRIPTED - MIAMI and American Etiquette. Aaron can also be seen in the cult classic films Detroit Rock City, The Ladies Man and Boondocks Saints 2 as well as being one of the series leads on Hulu’s 24 Hour Rental.

Berg's brand new podcast, Badass Jews, is available on iTunes and Spotify and is produced by Diga Studios.

Aaron makes his home in New York City, and will be making an encore appearance at the Funny Stop this weekend. Make your reservations today!

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

August 26-28
Jeff Shaw

Three Nights Only!

Jeff Shaw is a stand-up comic. His writing is marked both by idealism and humanity. His stimulating satire is often infused with a singular poetic beauty. More important, he looks like Rod Stewart.

Over the past three decades, Jeff has performed nearly 9,000 shows across North America and the Caribbean, including a residency in Las Vegas. In 2019, he taped his first half–hour comedy special for the Dry Bar Comedy network, started working for Norwegian Cruise Line and signed a record deal with On Tour Records for a 2020 CD release. In 2009, Jeff helped launch the Punchliner Comedy Club chain for Carnival Cruise Line, where he's known as Jeff "the Fun Dude," and was the club manager and house MC on the Carnival Dream. More recently, Jeff was a finalist in the 2019 Antelope Valley Comedy Festival and taped an episode of "America's Got Talent" for Season 15, airing the summer of 2020.

In the 1990s, Jeff wrote popular comedic essays and feature stories for Cleveland's Scene Magazine, Buffalo's Art Voice, and the online comedy publication SHECKY! Magazine. Jeff is also a former staff writer for Cleveland's American Greetings Corporation, responsible for hundreds of funny greeting cards and novelty items for the company's Alternative Cards Department.

Jeff's hilarious first book, The Fun Dude's Guide to Cruising: A Humorous Handbook for Taking Your First Cruise and Living to Complain About It, is available now as a paperback and Kindle e-book on Amazon.

Come out and see Jeff Shaw in just his second Funny Stop headlining appearance in more than two and a half years.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

September 2-5
Johnny Cardinale

His Funny Stop Debut!

While having headlined in clubs across the country, performed at over three hundred colleges covering 49 states... never once, until this weekend has Johnny Cardinale ever made an appearance at the Funny Stop.

If the previously mentioned travel wasn't enough, Johnny Cardinale has produced and headlined 17 (yes, SEVENTEEN) tours overseas for the troops in more than forty countries and has also performed on cruise ships traveling all over the world.

Johnny Cardinale has been seen in the feature film “Bobby Khan’s Ticket to Hollywood” (with Russell Peters) as well as on television with Jimmy Kimmel and Chelsea Lately plus being on Amazon Prime with Julio and Friends.

Cardinale's comedy album is in the regular rotation on Sirius/XM’s “Laughs USA” channel.

"You're gonna crush, dude" is what Pauly Shore told Johnny Cardinale moments before Johnny opened for Pauly in Las Vegas, and that is exactly what he plans to do this weekend, in his debut appearance at the Funny Stop.

While you can check him out on Facebook and Twitter, be sure to watch this about 6 minutes clip from Johnny Cardinale's set in Las Vegas on YouTube, then make your reservations to see him live and in person in Cuyahoga Falls by calling the Funny Stop box office at 330-923-4700 today.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

September 9-11
Mary Santora

Three Nights Only!

Hailing from Cleveland, Mary Santora is a fresh breath of femininity in the otherwise male dominated world of stand up.

Mary's quick witted, observational style has landed her the opportunity to not only travel across the country in various clubs, but to open for comedic greats such as Jen Kirkman, Dave Attell, Kyle Kinane and Tom Papa.

Santora took second place at the 2015 Cleveland Comedy Festival, was named The Best Local Female Comedian by the Cleveland Scene Magazine both 2016 and 2017, was chosen to compete in the 2018 Best of the Midwest competition at LaughFest in Grand Rapids, MI and is continuing to quickly make a name for herself as one of the best up and coming comics in the Midwest.

While you may not know the face, you may know her voice from her weekday afternoon appearances on the Alan Cox Show on 100.7, WMMS.

Click HERE to read a nice interview from the Canton Repository newspaper with our headliner, Mary Santora, from before her Valentine's Weekend appearance.

Look Mary Santora up on Facebook by clicking HERE and check out her Twitter feed by clicking HERE

After you've had time to check Mary's social media habits, give our Box Office a call at 330-923-4700 to make your reservation to see Mary Santora make a return headlining appearance at the Funny Stop.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

September 16
Dan Brown

One Night Only!

Yes, you saw Dan Brown when he opened for Kevin Farley earlier this year at the Funny Stop. Now you'll get to see him make his headlining debut, for one night only, on Thursday, September 16th at the Funny Stop.

Being Straight-Edge had the reputation of being aggressive in the 1980's... but when performed by Dan Brown, it's clean comedy that still has an edge and is aggressively funny.

Dan combines his real life observations and experiences into a performance that is honest and insightful, to which audiences can relate and laugh.

Dan talks about life from a wannabe superhero's point of view on having to grow up, family and relationships while maintaining honest and true.

This comic is a favorite at comedy clubs and colleges and has an upcoming Dry Bar Comedy Special to be released Summer 2021.

We are sure you won't be shocked to find that, like most humans, Dan Brown has a Facebook if you care to stalk him before calling the Funny Stop box office at 330-923-4700 to make your reservations to see Dan's headiner debut at our club.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

September 17-18
Rich Vos

Two Nights Only!

It is hard to believe, but true, that it has been nearly two years since this man last stepped foot on the Funny Stop stage.

Best known from NBC's hit reality show "Last Comic Standing", Rich Vos is one of the most exciting comedians in the country.

Back Stage Magazine says of Vos, "He has an uncanny 'everyman' ability to likeably bond with anyone in the audience."

A Rich Vos show features a unique, no-holds-barred perspective on relationships, divorce and parenthood.

From his rock solid material, to his lightning fast crowd work, Rich Vos proves each show why he was one of the last comics standing.

On Comedy Central, Rich Vos has appeared in not one, but two of his own half-hour specials, Comic View Premium Blend, and as a featured panelist on its "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" show. He was also the first white comedian to perform on Def Comedy Jam, has made appearances on HBO, Showtime, Starz and Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel. Rich Vos can also be seen in the hit Netflix movie Women Aren’t Funny, which he also produced.

As a comedy writer, he has come up with the best lines for the Comedy Central Roasts and was a writer this year on the Oscars for the second time. His first Academy Awards gig was preparing material for Chris Rock's hosting appearance.

Rich Vos has been a regular guest on the "Opie and Anthony" and "Bob and Tom" radio shows, has his own podcast, appears on many other people's podcasts and co-hosts the radio show "My Wife Hates Me" with his co-host and wife, comedian Bonnie McFarlane.

If that is not enough, you can download any one of his 4 cd's from iTunes.

Here is your chance to catch the unbelievable talent of Rich Vos in a limited, return appearance at the Funny Stop Comedy Club.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

September 23-25
Matt Bergman

Three Nights Only!

Yes, for about the half dozen-th time this year, Pete is bringing yet another fresh face to northeastern Ohio's live comedy fans, as Matt Bergman joins the others who have made or will make their Funny Stop headlining debut at the club in 2021.

Matt Bergman realized his love for comedy in his last year of college where he was pursuing a degree in criminal justice. After graduating he realized he was afraid of criminals and decided stand-up comedy was the way to go.

It was a wise move.

Bergman is easily relatable and versatile, a skillset that has opened the door to TV appearances on Gotham Comedy Live, Comedy Central Live and a Dry Bar Comedy Special.

His IMDB entry says he was in the movie Dead Teenagers, which is not true, and they have not taken it down despite many hilarious requests.

His recent album “Approbation Constante” was called “really tough to purchase” by his mother who still doesn’t understand how iTunes works. Fortunately, others didn't have such difficulity as Matt Bergman’s debut album, A Little Bit Balder Now, rose to number 15 on the iTunes comedy charts.

Matt Bergman's comedy has taken him to appearances in venues in Nevada, Arizona and Texas; Minnesota, Nebraska and Missouri; Florida, Georgia and South Carolina; the Virginia's (both West and plain old), Maryland and Washington, DC; New York, New Jersey and Conn plus a pair of Canadian provinces, Alberta and Ontario... just to name a few.

Now Matt is making his Funny Stop debut.

Check out Matt Bergman's website and Facebook page, then make a call to the Funny Stop box office at 330-923-4700 to make your reservations for this "three nights only" appearance.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

September 30
Hypnotist Michael Oddo

One Night Only!

Master entertainer Michael Oddo has been mesmerizing audiences with magic, comedy and hypnosis for over 25 years... but with the pandemic, his "audience participation" shows were put on hold.

Off the road and out of the clubs since 2019, the Funny Stop was thrilled to invite back Michael Oddo back to our stage for a "one night appearance" in late July. If you missed him on that date, or want to come out to see him again as every show is as unique as the audience members who are in attendence, you won't want to miss THIS "one night only" appearance.

Michael's career as a performer began at the age of 12 when he was invited to stage his first magic show at a birthday party. As a teenager, Michael became interested in hypnosis and began his studies to become a certified Hypnotherapist (Hypnotist) and he achieved this title through the National Guild of Hypnotist in 2001.

The desire to entertain never left Michael, so he decided to polish up his skills as a stage hypnotist by attending a workshop with Las Vegas Hypnotist Marc Savard and the hook was set for his future career. 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.

Over the past 5 years Michael Oddo has developed quite a following with the Funny Stop's audiences, with his goal to ensure every member of his audience has the time of their life.

Don't miss the chance to see "The Naughty Hypnotist", live and in-person by calling our box office now at 330-923-4700 to make your reservation for this special show.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

October 1-2
Leonard Ouzts

Two Nights Only!

From a profile piece in "The Entertainer Magazine":

Leonard Ouzts knew from his young age he wanted to make people laugh. Now he’s living his dream.

As an 18-year-old freshman at Virginia State University, Ouzts landed his first gig at a fraternity talent show, generating uproarious laughter from fellow students and faculty.

“I killed it, and I just knew that’s what I wanted to do for the rest of my life,” he says.

Ouzts’ act originally revolved around many stories from his past, like his multiple service jobs he had at places like IHOP in high school. His routine has since matured as he has. With a more self-awareness, Ouzts can make poignant points on current events, but can fall back on his facial expressions, which rarely fail to get a laugh.

“My act has grown like I’ve grown as a man,” he says. “New experiences and paying bills, it’s just overall growth as a person has changed my material.

“I just talk about whatever I think is the funniest at that time. It could be something that happened in middle school that I’m thinking about, or some sort of current issue that I feel like talking about.”

He grew up idolizing entertainers such as Tony Rock and Cedric the Entertainer and says their influence shows up in cadence or comedic rhythm. It takes care to not copy their jokes or premises, preferring to create his own act, while still honoring the greats before him.

And, like many of his idols, stand-up is not his only outlet for comedy.

Ouzts has appeared in several movies and TV shows in his short acting career, including an appearance on Neflix’s Master of None and a major role in NBC's show Abby’s in 2019.

(Abby's unfortunately only lasted for 10 episodes after high hopes based on being executive produced by Michael Schur, of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Parks and Recreation" fame, and Josh Malmuth, of "New Girl" and "Superstore" fame... with Pamela Fryman, who directed all but twelve episodes of "How I Met Your Mother" directing the pilot episode and had Neil Flynn as one of its stars, in his first role after playing the dad, Mike Heck, for 9 seasons of "The Middle".)

Moving forward, the young comedian hopes to continue to draw laughs anywhere.

“I always knew TV and movies were what I wanted to do, but until then I didn’t know that stand-up was going to be my avenue to get there, so that’s what I’ve used for exposure,” he says.

“You wake up one day trying to figure out how you’re going to eat, and then one day you’re waking up on a cruise ship filming a movie. There’s no way to put that into perspective.”

At the ripe young age of 22, Leonard Ouzts made his television debut on Gotham Comedy Live. Appearances there and on BET lead to an invitation to be on CONAN. That appearance has now had over 1 MILLION views on YouTube.

He has also appeared on Comedy Central Stand-Up and, just two years ago, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

"I love entertaining, but what I found most gratifying is when I was 18 years old and performed a 5 minute set in a club in front of 125 strangers. At the end of the show, a 47 year old gentleman told me he lost his job and his home, but all my jokes somehow made him forget all that. That will stay with me forever."

Leonard Ouzts makes his Funny Stop debut this weekend! Call our Box Office at 330-923-4700 to make your reservation to see one of the four shows (7:30 and 9:30 each night) during this "Two Night Only" appearance.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

October 7-9
Jim Florentine

Three Nights Only!

Jim Florentine is the co-host of VH1 Classic's hit heavy metal talk show series, "That Metal Show." The program is a round table talk show where legends of rock hang out and discuss their past and current projects in front of a live studio audience. Rolling Stone Magazine just dubbed "That Metal Show" one of the 50 Best Reasons to watch TV.

He is also best known as the voice of Special Ed from Comedy Central's Crank Yankers and as the guy who spends his days turning the tables on Telemarketers. His latest live comedy CD/DVD and Metal Blade Records Cringe 'n' Purge Debuted at #5 on the Comedy Billboard Charts.

He most recently participated in The Roast Of Zakk Wylde and has been seen on the Apprentice, The Joy Behar Show, Chelsea Lately, Down and Dirty with Jim Norton on HBO, Red Eye on Fox News Channel, Meet The Creeps, Comedy Central's "Mother Load," HBO's "Inside the NFL," Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, The Howard Stern Show, Spike TV's Video Game Awards, MTV Music Video Awards, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central, VH1's "The List," and Louie Anderson's "Comedy Showcase." He can also be seen in the dramedy "A Little Help" with Jenna Fischer.

Don't miss out on this return appearance by Jim Florentine. Make your reservations today by calling the Funny Stop Box Office at 330-923-4700.

 
 
Funny Stop Comedian

October 14-16
Sean Lynch

Three Nights Only

Sean Lynch has been a comedian and writer for MTV, Food Network, Spike TV, Comedy Central and Amazon Prime as well as getting his own pilot for VH1.

Sean has been on the stage (in front of a crowd, and not just the janitor) at the premier comedy clubs in New York City including Carolines, Broadway and the Underground Comedy Lounge.

You won't want to miss Sean Lynch's hilarious stand up and characters on drinking, being Irish, friends, pop culture and everything else. He did a wonderful job in a one night appearance as our New Year's Eve headliner, ringing in 2021, and we are glad to have him back for a full weekend of laughs during this appearance.

You can follow Sean Lynch on Facebook by clicking HERE. Those who really want to learn more about this weekend's headliner, you may wish to check out THIS ARTICLE from a couple of years ago, from Sean's hometown newspaper.

 
 
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