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An Evening of Comedy with Lou Santini and Friends


An Evening of Comedy with Lou Santini and Friends
Friday Aug. 12, 2022 at 8:00pm
The Knight Stage

Funny Noizes Productions is pleased to announce our partnership with the Akron Civic Theater, as we bring "An Evening of Comedy with Lou Santini and Friends" Friday, August 12th. Doors open at 7:30 with ShowTime at 8:00 pm.

We encourage you to get your tickets early as there are a limited number of tickets available for this intimate evening of comedy in the Akron Civic Theater's Knight Stage which is directly adjacent to the Akron Civic Theater.

Headliner Lou Santini 

  You may remember him from his 11 years as a radio broadcaster in Northeast Ohio, most notably, "Rock 107", WRQK, Canton, and "The Buzzard", WMMS, Cleveland. Lou Santini is a professional entertainer of 35+ years as a Radio Broadcaster, Comedian, TV and Live Event Host, Voice Actor, Writer, and Actor.

    Lou's high-energy, biting, "tell it like it is" comedy had him winning the Detroit and San Diego Comedy Festivals, and was tapped as “Best of the Fest” at the 2015, 2016, and 2019 Burbank Comedy Festival—all three years he performed. A national comedy club headliner, he has also opened for the late Bob Saget, Paul Reiser, Nick DiPaulo, Wendy Liebman, Tom Rhodes, and the late Robert Schimmel, to name a few. His comedy album, "Let's Get Bloated" is on iTunes and Amazon and is heard on SiriusXm. His “DryBar Comedy Special” debuts in 2022.   

       His standup comedy, and acting has been seen multiple times on "Reelz Channel”, “Pop TV”, and “Frank TV”. You can hear his voices on the video games, “Evolve” and “Mafia 3” as well as TV and radio and TV commercials nationwide.

     He has also written four books: “Amateur Nation: The Decline of Common Sense, Manners, and Social Skills” (with his corresponding podcast approaching 200 episodes), “101 Weird Conversations with Mom”, and, “ANOTHER 101 Weird Conversations with Mom”, and “How to Go from Wedding Hell to Wedding Bells: Your Wedding Shouldn’t Need a ‘Survival Guide’”—all found on Amazon.

    He was one of the writers and co-hosts of the hugely popular web series, “1TrackMind”, and is the co-writer and co-executive producer of the movie, “30 Swipes Right” and the pop culture debate game show, “WhaddayaSay?”, both currently being shopped for production.
See more of Lou Santini at

Featured Performer Kevin Whelan 

Began his stand-up comedy career in Pittsburgh, PA in 1997. In the intervening 22 years, he has gone on to be a nationally touring comedian, opening for the likes of Dave Chappelle, Kevin James, Jeff Dunham, Hannibal Buress, Maria Bamford, & Greg Giraldo, just to name a few.
Kevin’s material comes from his life, the world in which we live, and strange hypothetical situations, that he’d like to see come to fruition. His act ranges from squeaky clean to R-rated club sets, depending on what the event calls for.
He is currently living in Northeast Ohio, doing essentially what everyone else is doing, staying alive now so he can die of something else...later. So go see him live before that happens!

Special Guest Nancy Abraham 

   A stand up comedian from Cleveland, Ohio. She's a single mom of 4 and a successful real estate agent whose style consists of real life stories with funny punchlines! It's been said Nancy is " short in stature, and big on laughs " with an abundance of  energy that make this little lady unforgettable! 

Emcee and Host Tom Cullison from WNIR Radio

   The pride of Akron Tom Cullison is not only one of the premiere Emcees in NE Ohio but also an on air personality at WNIR Radio 101.1FM He is known for his golden hair and golden voice that is certain to kick the evening off with lots of laughs. 

General Admission: $15

The Akron Civic Theatre thanks these
foundations and corporations for their support:

Knight Foundation
PNC Bank
Akron Community Foundation
Ohio Arts Council
Peg's Foundation
Corbin Foundation
Lehner Family Foundation
Thomas & Lisa Mandel Family Fund
Akron Civic Commons
Huntington National Bank
City of Akron
County of Summit
ICF Foundation
Orr Family Foundation
Akron Civic Theatre Women's Guild
Knox Marketing
Sisler McFawn Foundation
Ohio & Erie Canalway
Synthomer Foundation
FirstEnergy Foundation
Burton D Morgan Foundation
Dominion Energy
M G O'Neil Foundation
GPD Group
Printing Concepts
Calhoun Charitable Trust
Akron Childrens Hospital
Greer Family Foundation
Harwick Standard
Steere Enterprises
Hilton Garden Inn
Northern Ohio Golf Charities
Sattler Machine Products
The Berroteran Group
Cohen & Company
Ernst & Young
Feth Family Foundation
Great Lakes Honda
Greater Akron Chamber
Malco Products
Maynard Family Foundation
McAfee Tool and Die
Metis Construction Services
Metro RTA Akron
Nova Title Agency
Oriana House
Rubber City Arches - McDonald's
S.A. Comunale
State & Federal Communications
Summa Health
United Way of Summit and Medina
The University of Akron
Wichert Insurance
Fed Ex Custom Critical
Stage Left
Gay Community
Acme Fresh Market
Advanced Insurance Designs
Akron Summit CVB
BFG Federal Credit Union
Crystal Dental Lab
First National Bank
Fifth Third
Lake Erie Electric
MS Consultants
SeibertKeck Insurance