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Former DJ now spins yarns, not records.


If you're a Northeast Ohio radiohead, you might sometimes wonder whatever happened to Lou Santini. The ex-WMMS-FM 100.7 jock is now a stand-up comic in L.A., with a homecoming show tonight in Cuyahoga Falls. "I knew I'd accomplished everything I wanted to in Ohio. I wanted to be a good DJ with a good following, which I did. I worked with a morning team that I listened to in college," says Santini. "I'm like, 'This is never going to get any better? What else am I going to do?'"Tell jokes — that's what. In the late '90s, he packed up for the SoCal comedy-club circuit with a gag bag of jokes on three topics: his childhood, sex in relationships, and — his favorite — idiots. "It's a group that intrigues me. I have a love-hate relationship with stupid people," says Santini. "I call them life-chippers. They just chip away at the moments of your life. But without them, I wouldn't have an act." Santini steps on stage at 8:30 tonight through Thursday night and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Funny Stop, 1757 State Road in Cuyahoga Falls. Tickets are $5 to $12. Call 330-923-4700 or visit
Dec. 4-6, 8:30 p.m.; Dec. 7-8, 8 & 10:30 p.m., 2007

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