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Free Comedy On Tap Starring Ray
FREE COMEDY ON TAP STARRING RAY "DANGER" HENSLEY
Apr 26 @ 9 pm

FNP is please to announce that we have partnered with Whistle & Keg Cleveland in the heart of Cleveland 818 Huron Road East. We will be bringing professional comedians from around the country the last Friday of every month. April's COMEDY ON TAP is on Friday April 26 from 9 - 11 pm and features some very funny comics. Headliner Ray Danger Hensley was born and bred in Indianapolis, IN, Ray is one of the up-and-coming comics to look out for in Indy. While on stage, Ray exudes confidence while seemingly relatable to audience. His collection of work stories and world observations, combined with his high-pitch squeals and theatrics, make great entertainment for a wide variety of audience members. His act can often be compared to a deliciously juicy Thanksgiving Dinner that you just can’t get enough of! Ray has built an impressive list of credentials. He has performed all over the Midwest, became a regular at Joker’s Comedy Club and Wiley's Comedy Joint, has worked with some of the biggest names in comedy, and was a finalist in the World Series of Comedy Competition. Tony Foxworthy is an Indianapolis based comic with a great mustache and mediocre face. He travels the country performing his brand of comedy and was chosen as a featured performer at the 2018 Cape Fear Comedy Festival as well as the Main Event of the 2018 World Series of Comedy. His sense of humor was forged years ago as a defense mechanism for growing up ginger. On-stage Tony is a goofy storyteller who stays rooted in his experiences as a single dad and time traveling watch repairman. Chris Ketler (aka The Bitter Dude) who draws from a topsy-turvy life with humor that is easy to relate to and, in the process, funny as hell. Although Ketler is the first to say that his life isn’t quite so bitter nowadays, thanks to the fact that in little more than three years, he’s created a name for himself with recent appearances throughout Ohio, Chicago, Detroit, Nashville, New York City and Orlando. In addition to his work as a comedian and comedy producer, Ketler is an actor, who stars in the upcoming television series, “Below Average Joe.” He also recently wrapped production on Amazon Prime’s crime family drama, “Mafia Ties.” Ketler can also be seen in major films like “White Boy Rick,” starring Mathew McConaughey, “Embrace The Twilight,” and the newly-released “Anhedonia,” starring The Walking Dead’s Emily Kinney. Special guest tonight is Daniel Brady, a simple American man born and raised in Erie, PA. Daniels's a steak and potatoes type guy, who began doing stand up comedy after serving 8 years in the United States Marine Corps. Daniel also has a Biweekly open mic in Erie, PA, and has opened for Randy's Cheeseburger. Picnic from Trailer Park Boys. When asked what Erie, PA known for Daniel responded "Uhhhhh mostly the pizza bomber, Nothing good happens here haha" Hosting the evening’s antics is the Master of Ceremonies, the voice of Akron at WNIR popular radio guru, Tom Cullison, the man with the golden voice (and hair). FREE COMEDY ON TAP plays Friday, April 26, 2019 at 9 pm - 11 pm. at the Whistle and Keg Cleveland located at 818 Huron Rd. East in Cleveland. More information is available on F.N.P.'s Info Line at 330.975.0072 or on our website at https://funnynoizesproductions.wordpress.com MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW. Advance tickets available for all FNP shows at https://t.co/4gfla3QQH8. Please take a moment to like & follow us & our friends. FNP website: https://funnynoizesproductions.wordpress.com/ Facebook: Funny Noizes Productions Twitter: Funny Noizes Productions Tonight's Venue Whistle & Keg Cleveland Tonight's Comics: Ray Danger Hensley, Tony Foxworthy, The Bitter Dude Daniel Brady and Tom Cullison Follow Mafia Ties TV Show series Follow Below Average Joe Follow: The Epic Radio Show

Marina Strah LIVE at the Whistle & Keg
MARINA STRAH LIVE AT THE WHISTLE & KEG
Apr 27 @ 8 pm

Marina Strah is a singer/songwriter from Cleveland, OH whose influences infuse blues, jazz & pop with catchy lyrics, unforgettable melodies, and an energetic personality. Her love of music set in at an early age being surrounded by her father's band, Jukebox Heroes, ad at age 12 he taught her to play drums. As a senior in high school Marina was co section leader of the drum line, and at age 18 picked up the guitar for the first time. Her first public performance came when a friend asked her to play Paul McCartney's Blackbird for a school talent show, and she hasn't looked back. Since then she has been named winner of the 2014 Ohio's Got Talent contest, winner of the RyanSeacrest.com cover contest, one of cleveland.com's most interesting people of 2015, and is in the wake of releasing her debut EP, Run Away, earlier this spring.

Public Service Appreciation Night
PUBLIC SERVICE APPRECIATION NIGHT
May 1 @ 3 pm

Here at the W&K we appreciate everyone who chooses a life of service—from teachers, police officers, and firefighters to military personnel and medical professionals. That's why on the first Wednesday of every month we offer 20% off for those in the public service professions. Come on out and serve yourself some ice-cold drinks from our 50 taps while we stuff you with our delicious, always free popcorn. Cheers to you!

Networking Event - Whistle & Keg
NETWORKING EVENT - WHISTLE & KEG
May 2 @ 5 pm

Network with Clevelanders on Thursday, May 2nd from 5:30-7:30pm at Whistle & Keg Cleveland, located at 818 Huron Road E., Cleveland. (next door to the Clevelander) Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.workitcleveland.com Your name will be checked at the event which will feature casual business networking for all ages & industries (bring your business card), complimentary food, door prizes, and a discount off all drinks!

Women & Craft Beer Event hosted by Brewnettes and Brews
WOMEN & CRAFT BEER EVENT HOSTED BY BREWNETTES AND BREWS
May 3 @ 6 pm

Join Brewnettesandbrews to celebrate Women and Craft Beer at the Whistle & Keg on Friday, May 3 at 6:00PM! Experience why the W&K System appeals so strongly to female beer fans. Dive deep into the many profiles of beer from cicerone-in-training, (and W&K employee) Haley. Have fun mixing & blending various techniques, speak to brewers directly, and more! Live music will set the vibe on our new patio with taps flowing all night long. Don't miss out on what's sure to be a fantastic celebration! Confirmed breweries on tap: Hoppin' Frog, Numbers, Birdfish, Masthead, Saucy Brew Works...and dozens more!

Spice Boyz LIVE at Whistle & Keg
SPICE BOYZ LIVE AT WHISTLE & KEG
May 4 @ 2 pm

If you're coming up for the Indians, for the NKOTB concert at the Q, or if you just generally love the '90s, then don't miss Spice Boyz! They will be rocking two sets from 2:30-4:00 and then again from 5:30-8:00. It's going to be one crazy party.

Pistol Hill & Ritch Henderson LIVE at Whistle & Keg
PISTOL HILL & RITCH HENDERSON LIVE AT WHISTLE & KEG
May 9 @ 4 pm

Award winning singer/songwriter, Pistol Hill, was born and raised in the Foothills of North Carolina. Pistol began playing drums at six years old, switched to guitar at age twelve and began writing songs immediately. “The first 20 songs I played were my own” Pistol said, and in clarification added, “Songwriting was the first thing I had ever felt passionate about.” In 2016, Pistol decided to quit his day job and dedicate all of his time to touring and writing. Pistol now tours most of the Southeast and is actively writing, recording, and releasing new material. In the Spring of 2018, Pistol released Part I, featuring his first single “Different You,” and on November 18th, Pistol will release Part II. Pistol Hill’s music is available on all digital outlets. Visit pistolhillmusic.com for tour dates and to join the email list. Ritch Henderson is a lover of everything southern, and the thing he values most is genuine encounters! Peace, Love, and Prosperity! He will be a headliner for the Tumbleweed Festival this year!

Beer Blending and Tasting Contest
BEER BLENDING AND TASTING CONTEST
May 10 @ 7 pm

Join us and Sibling Revelry Brewing at Whistle & Keg Cleveland for a lesson on blending beers! You can experiment with blending beers and creating your own concoctions featuring our own B.F. HEFE and FAUXBIA, Sibling's RED American Red Ale and Siblime as well as a wall of additional mixers and your disposal!

Justin James LIVE at Whistle & Keg
JUSTIN JAMES LIVE AT WHISTLE & KEG
May 11 @ 8 pm

Local music with amazing drinks makes for a perfect Saturday night!

French Blue LIVE at Whistle & Keg CLE
FRENCH BLUE LIVE AT WHISTLE & KEG CLE
May 17 @ 4 pm

French Blue - bigger than hope, and a good time havin', dancin' band! Incluences are Janis Joplin, Dusty Springfield, Journey, Springsteen, Janes Addiction, Snow Patrol, Jefferson Airplane, Sarah McLaughlin, PJ Harvey, Counting Crows, Fleetwood Mac, Alanis Morrisette, Tori Amos, Edie Brickell, 4 non blondes, Concrete Blonde, Aerosmith, etc.

East 9th LIVE at the Whistle & Keg
EAST 9TH LIVE AT THE WHISTLE & KEG
May 18 @ 6 pm

East 9th was started by guitarist/singer Ryan Racketa, and drummer Tyler Adams, coming over from the band Vambo Marble Eye, and began writing their own music. Through many lineup changes and fill-ins, East 9th has settled into a 4 piece, Alt./Indie rock band. Steve Spencer made the move from bass to guitar, and Jarrett "Ol' 20 Jaw" Walters took over on bass. With influences such as Arctic Monkeys, Colony House, Hozier, Young The Giant, The Killers, Kongos, Jack White, East 9th is quickly making a name for themselves in the NE Ohio music scene.

Alexis Antes LIVE at Whistle & Keg
ALEXIS ANTES LIVE AT WHISTLE & KEG
May 25 @ 7 pm

Singer/songwriter Alexis Antes has teamed up with platinum record producer/engineer Jim Wirt (Fiona Apple, Brian Setzer, Incubus, Hoobastank) and Superior Sound Recording Studios for her new recording project titled "13". Alexis was a founding member of local ‘90s band Odd Girl Out, and continued on as a solo artist, releasing two full-length recordings of her original work. The highly anticipated 13 will be Alexis’ third solo album and her first release in 14 years. Artist biography: Alexis Antes is a well-established name in the Ohio Region. Many years of professional performing, touring and record making have given her a great platform to jump from. Add that with some of the renowned artists she has performed with; Sarah McLachlan, Paula Cole, Sheryl Crow, James Taylor, Melissa Etheridge, Jewel, Joan Armatrading, and Dan Fogelberg, and you've got a spring board to boot. Alexis has been absorbing and performing music all her life. An environment of creativity surrounded her as she grew up with her mother, Bobbie Antes, an accomplished singer/songwriter and musician. Her father, Scott Antes, was also influential as a songwriter and musical instrument builder. The two owned and operated a coffeehouse in Lakewood, Ohio, in the late ‘70s and this provided the perfect environment for Alexis to soak up all that the local Cleveland folk talent had to offer. By the age of twelve, Alexis had taught herself to play the guitar. At eighteen, she was the youngest founding member of the popular and influential Cleveland-based folk-pop group, Odd Girl Out. After OGO split, Alexis found her own voice and a new path as a writer and performer of her own songs. It is the personal nature of Alexis’ songs on her debut recording, Stronger, and her follow-up release, All Come Down that strikes a chord with her fans. Cleveland’s Scene Magazine said of her work, “Listeners are treated to a lone voice in the wilderness singing introspective, soul-searching ballads about disillusionment, heartache and growth — songs that would not be out of place on a disc by Paula Cole”. The music, the mood, the strength and the sensitivity of Alexis Antes shows us a blossoming artist firmly in control of her own destiny, comfortable in the spotlight at center stage and far from finished with writing and evolving. In fact, her new material is yet a new chapter, and a fresh look at change, being put to music. A new CD titled “13” is in the works for a July 13, 2017 release.

Whistle & Keg CLE Inaugural BEER PONG LEAGUE
WHISTLE & KEG CLE INAUGURAL BEER PONG LEAGUE
May 29 @ 7 pm

Get your balls ready for competitive beer pong at the Whistle & Keg! The W&K is joining forces with Saucy Brew Works for the best beer pong league…ever! The inagural league begins on May 29 and runs six weeks through July 3. Each week teams will play for points for the playoff tournament in week 6. The grand champion will have cash prizes and other amazing gifts as tribute! Don’t worry, there will be prizes each and every week as well! Teams can consist of no more than 6 people and will cost $10/person to enter. Each participant will receive a Beer Pong League tee shirt, heavily discounted Saucy Brew Works beer, and the chance to compete weekly for prizes big and small. Will YOUR team be the champion? There’s only one way to find out! Gather your balls, your team, and sign up today!

Free Comedy On Tap Starring Ran Barnaclo
FREE COMEDY ON TAP STARRING RAN BARNACLO
May 31 @ 9 pm

In FNP's continuing partnership with Whistle & Keg Cleveland in the heart of Cleveland at 818 Huron Road East, we present FREE COMEDY ON TAP Featuring Ran Barnacola & Friends. Headliner Ran Barnaclo was a born and raised in Cincinnati. His comedy is full of calculated descriptions that have audiences laughing for days. His story telling abilities are so aggressively masterful they can take the crowd out of their seats and into the mind of the tattooed wizard. Ran has proven himself after winning the title of 2017's Funniest Person in Cincinnati. Ran has also been nominated as 'Best Comedian' in Best of Cincinnati's 2018 locally voted contest. He has shared the stage with national headliners such as Cy Admundson, Sean Patton and Kyle Kinane. Lee Michael Kimbrell Chris Ketler (aka The Bitter Dude) who draws from a topsy-turvy life with humor that is easy to relate to and, in the process, funny as hell. Although Ketler is the first to say that his life isn’t quite so bitter nowadays, thanks to the fact that in little more than three years, he’s created a name for himself with recent appearances throughout Ohio, Chicago, Detroit, Nashville, New York City and Orlando. In addition to his work as a comedian and comedy producer, Ketler is an actor, who stars in the upcoming television series, “Below Average Joe.” He also recently wrapped production on Amazon Prime’s crime family drama, “Mafia Ties.” Ketler can also be seen in major films like “White Boy Rick,” starring Mathew McConaughey, “Embrace The Twilight,” and the newly-released “Anhedonia,” starring The Walking Dead’s Emily Kinney. Opening our show tonight is Vince Pirelli, an actor, comedian, dancer, and YouTube personality. He has been featured in movies, musicals, music videos. He is currently cast in the Amazon Prime series Mafia Ties. His comedic style draws attention to ridiculous behavior and societal norms. Pirelli lists Bill Burr, Jerry Seinfeld, Lewis Black, and Sebastian Maniscalco as his comedic influences. You can view Pirelli's content on his YouTube channel Real Life Interactions or on his Instagram @alwaysmint908 Hosting the evening’s antics is the Master of Ceremonies, the voice of Akron at WNIR popular radio guru, Tom Cullison, the man with the golden voice (and hair). FREE COMEDY ON TAP plays Friday, May 31 2019 at 9 pm - 11 pm. at the Whistle and Keg Cleveland located at 818 Huron Rd. East in Cleveland. More information is available on F.N.P.'s Info Line at 330.975.0072 or on our website at https://funnynoizesproductions.wordpress.com MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW. Advance tickets available for all FNP shows at https://t.co/4gfla3QQH8. Please take a moment to like & follow us & our friends. FNP website: https://funnynoizesproductions.wordpress.com/ Facebook: Funny Noizes Productions Twitter: Funny Noizes Productions Tonight's Venue Whistle & Keg Cleveland Tonight's Comics: Ran Barnaclo, Lee Michael Kimbrell, Chris Ketler (aka The Bitter Dude), Vince Pirelli and Tom Cullison Follow Mafia Ties TV Series ( Official Fan Club ) Follow Below Average Joe Follow: The Epic Radio Show

The Tea Bags LIVE at the Whistle & Keg
THE TEA BAGS LIVE AT THE WHISTLE & KEG
Jun 8 @ 2 pm

Bad accents and Loud clothing is just the start ! (Besides tipping our hat to the classics), you get the Cheesy 80's thru today's best British Rock ! This is more than just your crooked teeth and sex dripping band baby ....We came to kick the bollocks out of the night !

Dan Bubien & the Delta Struts LIVE at Whistle & Keg
DAN BUBIEN & THE DELTA STRUTS LIVE AT WHISTLE & KEG
Jun 15 @ 8 pm

Gritty and honest, yet always soulful one might think this band hails from a place much further south than the suburbs of northwest Pittsburgh. Dan Bubien & the Delta Struts are constantly refining and redefining their craft using a wide palette of tones and textures, sounds and styles, that express a heart-felt love of all things music. Rooted in soul, and versed in a style that harkens back to the days of a classic STAX recording, Dan Bubien and The Delta Struts consistently break new ground with an eclectic spin on the collective music they make. Dan’s soulful vocals and guitar are backed by the stellar guitar playing of Shawn Mazzei and anchored by rhythm section veterans Mark Pollera (Drums) and Christian Caputo (Bass) The Delta Struts chart a course that begins and ends with the music always being the first priority. Dan Bubien & the Delta Struts put a contemporary spin on soulful roots music. Set to release "Thieves & Yesterdays" on February 1st, 2019, their first full length studio album together and Dan's third in the past five years.

Idris Phillips featuring Katie O'Neill LIVE at the Whistle & Keg
IDRIS PHILLIPS FEATURING KATIE O'NEILL LIVE AT THE WHISTLE & KEG
Jun 29 @ 8 pm

Phillips found himself as a session player in a recording studio for the first time at the age of 16. Shortly thereafter, his composition and arranging skills piqued the interests of record label executives who saw the talented and handsome young prodigy as a possible candidate for investment. Music industry politics and pressures pushed Phillips and his music out on the road where live performance earned him his reputation as a versatile and skillful player, opening for the likes of other popular jazz performers like Mose Allison and crossing backstage circles with artists like Richie Havens and Livingston Taylor. Idris has toured with Cat Stevens, played with Leon Russell, Phil Collins, and members of James Taylor’s band. Katie O'Neill is a talented young violinist, performing professionally as a member as the Youngstown Symphonic Orchestra as well as several touring groups around NE Ohio. This talented duo is going to make your Saturday night at the Whistle & Keg one you won't forget!