Bill Squire was taping his Saturday performances for an upcoming album. We decided to head to Cuyahoga Falls to see why he chose the Funny Stop as his location. Right away it is easy to tell that this is a comedy club, not a bar. The name probably should've given it away, but even if not, you know it when you walk in. There is one main room with a large stage and everything else is just garnish. The big stage with the chalkboard backdrop is what brings people here. That a
No, Seriously, here's why you should check one out... There are a lot of open mic nights in Cleveland during any week. In fact, on almost any weeknight there are multiple open mics going on around town. If you are not familiar with them, here are a few things you may want to consider next time you're looking for something really fun to do on a weeknight that won't keep you out too late or hurt your pockets. We recently stopped by O'Toole's on Tuesday night for their open mi
Two of the biggest things that happened this past week: North Korea tried to launch a missle and it bombed. Alan Cox launched his "Alan Cox Comedy Tour 2017" and he blew the House of Blues up with laughter and fun. It was Friday night. House of Blues was the venue and Alan Cox was our host, in case the name of the show wasn't hint enough. Alan was not too interested in being the focus of his own show. He gets that ish five days a week on his WMMS radio show. Instead he g
John Bruton hosted once again. This time at Brothers Lounge in Lakewood. The crowd was sparse at best and that's a shame because John and Brian Kenny have a great venue with very good food and service. We know Tuesday's aren't big party nights but the shows are really fun. We were glad to be there and John started off by explaining what is better than chips on a date. Again, John Bruton is an opportunist. And a quick-thinking one. He makes good use of the people in the f
John Bruton stays busy. After being at the Cleveland Improv all weekend, we caught him co-hosting Make Em Laugh Mondays (guess which night it was) and then last night we went back to Brothers Lounge where he co-hosts the "Step Brothers Lounge" shows with his Accidental Comedy partner Brian Kenny. We'll start with M.E.L.M., which takes place at the Grog Shop every Monday night. Here's what we saw... Bruton started the night hosting solo but was soon joined by co-host Nelsin
First things first...Hilarities is a great comedy venue. If you have never been, it's a very cool room. The sound is great and the staff is very friendly. Friday night it was packed for headliner Chris Franjola and featured comic Bill Squire. Our host was Juanda Mayfield. As you read this, keep in mind there are two more performances tonight. We highly recommend this show. Juanda kicked it off right on time and went straight towards the white boys. If you haven't ever see
We got to Brothers Lounge just in time and here's what we saw there... Our host John Bruton opened the show. He offered to get drinks for audience members. Ever the gentleman, he then provided guidance as to which sex act correlates with which famous athlete and/or team. He can argue intelligently but would probably plead guilty to something he didn't do if the prosecutor had a fat ass and d-cups. He wants white girls to call him "Jackie" for a specific reason. If you find
We stopped in to see what was happening at the "O'Fools at O'Toole's" show with host Greg Kennedy. Our pics came out a bit dark as there was limited (zero) lighting. So instead, we decided to include a brief description of the background music that can be heard bleeding in from the live music next-door. You may think this is an unflattering description. Nope. We loved it. And Bill Squire was there. His earring was there. And the best turnout we've seen there was there.