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By Tim O'Shei » Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Working the stand-up stage is only a slice of James Kurdziel’s career, but as he’ll tell you, comedy connects everything he does. From his regular job as the program director and daytime jock on 1... Read More

By Tim O'Shei » Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Three years ago and two decades into his stand-up career, Moody McCarthy was getting married and wondering whether he would be able to support a family on a comic’s temperamental income. Two year... Read More

By Joseph Popiolkowski » Thursday, December 4, 2014

The legacy of today’s America might best be summed up by its invention of the T-shirt cannon, a recent home run derby on an aircraft carrier or a jet skier taking a selfie during Hurricane Sandy wit... Read More

By Tim O'Shei » Wednesday, December 3, 2014

What separates a preacher (which is what Corey Holcomb’s mom wanted him to be) from a comedian? Both command a crowd. Both make you think, especially about relationships. But only one is likel... Read More

By Tim O'Shei » Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Peter Bisuito is in his mid-40s. Which would make you think his stand-up comedy show on Saturday – or any Saturday, really – is yet another in a decades-long list of performances. But it’s no... Read More

By Tim O'Shei » Saturday, November 22, 2014

Marlon Wayans walked onto the Helium Comedy Club stage in a dark blue-and-black plaid shirt. It was neatly buttoned. But it wouldn’t stay that way. He clutched a cup of tea; a white towel dang... Read More

By Tim O'Shei » Friday, November 21, 2014

By now, at age 42 and as the youngest member of an iconic comedy family, Marlon Wayans could probably cruise through Hollywood. His famous name, lengthy credits and solid returns (his movies have g... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tonight’s planned visit from HBO star and “Daily Show” alum John Oliver to the University at Buffalo’s Alumni Arena has been postponed to Dec. 3. Oliver was scheduled to arrive this afterno... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Rapist. That’s what young comic Hannibal Buress called Bill Cosby in mid-October during a stand-up routine at the Trocadero Club in Philadelphia. The quote in context is this: “13 (the number o... Read More

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Comedy can now be found at a variety of venues on any night of the week. Here’s a sampling of what happens on a regular basis. Mr. Goodbar (1110 Elmwood Ave.). Open mic, 8 p.m. Sunday. Bear’... Read More
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