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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

By Tim O'Shei » Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Meet the comedians: One is a writer who loves “the journey of finding the right word.” Another is a bank worker who describes his life’s passion as one for people “with intense insecurities an... Read More

By Tim O'Shei » Monday, November 3, 2014

He’s a newsman (of sorts), a writer (with a pretty cool gig) and a Harvard grad (but you can leave that part out, please). Above all, though, Colin Jost is a guy who, by his admission, “feels m... Read More

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Whatever people were expecting out of spending a Saturday night with David Spade, they probably didn’t get it.That could be good, it could be bad, or it could be a tad surprising.For example, i... Read More

Thursday, October 23, 2014

David Spade is playing the Seneca Niagara Casino on Saturday night. But you probably won’t see him at the slots or card table. And if you do, don’t ask him for a selfie.The 50-year-old a... Read More

By Washington Post » Tuesday, October 21, 2014

WASHINGTON – For a moment there, it seemed as if the red-carpet procession was going to be a serious affair – not quite what you’d expect at a gathering of some of comedy’s... Read More
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