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By Mark Ciemcioch » Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Colin Mochrie has made a career of making it up as he goes along – literally. An accomplished comedic improviser who’s worked with the famed Second City troupe in Toronto and featured on the ABC show “Who’s Line is it Anyway?”, Mochrie talked up the mantra of improv, “Yes, and …,” during a recent phone... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Jason Blanchard is a road comic - it’s just that sometimes, that road involves water. The veteran comic has a regular gig performing on cruise ships for vacationing audiences, but Buffalonians won’t need a life jacket to see Blanchard do stand-up; he’ll be at Rob’s Comedy Playhouse for two shows on April... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Tuesday, April 26, 2016

"Droll," one of the few alternative comedy showcases in Buffalo, returns to Milkie’s Elmwood Lounge (522 Elmwood Ave.) at 7 p.m. April 30. During a "Droll" showcase, five comedians will perform a story, sketch, or character monologue around the theme, Exodus and the burning bush. The theme lends itself to talk of... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Monday, April 25, 2016

Maybe you’re the funniest person in your group, but are you the funniest of all Buffalo? Helium Comedy is challenging you to find out, as the club has opened entries for its fourth annual "Buffalo’s Funniest Person" contest. Open to all Buffalo metro residents, the contest requires each contestant to perform about... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Sunday, April 24, 2016

Even with a late start to the night, five all-star comedians – DL Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, Charlie Murphy and George Lopez – entertained a crowd of thousands with their "Comedy Get Down" stand-up show in First Niagara Center Saturday night. Usually, comedians fight the last battle of political... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Thursday, April 21, 2016

It seems clichéd to say that no matter where you go, there’s a Buffalo connection, and it can turn up in surprising places. During a recent phone interview with D.L. Hughley, the comedian brought up his visit to the Anchor Bar and the many Buffalo conversations he has with his radio show co-host, Steve Wilson, who grew... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Wednesday, April 20, 2016

It doesn’t take much to get Joey “Coco” Diaz going. During a recent phone interview, the R-rated comedic storyteller fondly recalled his Buffalo connections, from prison to pierogi. “I always thought Buffalo was a very cool city,” he said. “It’s my type of comedy town because it’s a blue collar... Read More

By Toni Ruberto » Thursday, April 14, 2016

Political satirist Mark Russell returns to Buffalo for a special performance to benefit the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site. “An Evening with Mark Russell” takes place at 6 p.m. April 15 in the WNED/WBFO Studios, 140 Lower Terrace. The location is fitting since Russell was host of the popular... Read More

By Toni Ruberto » Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Trevor Noah, Lewis Black and Brian Regan will headline the 2016 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. The annual comedy festival will take place Aug. 4-7 in Jamestown, the comedian's hometown. More than 50 events are scheduled including headlining evening performances for Black (Aug. 4), Noah (Aug. 5) and Regan (Aug. 6) at the... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Tuesday, April 12, 2016

It’s been quite a year for comedian Steve Rannazzisi, who returns to Helium Comedy Club for five shows April 14-16. Since his last appearance in Buffalo in March 2015, Rannazzisi wrapped up his role as Kevin McArthur on the FX Network comedy “The League,” where he played a hapless fantasy football commissioner for... Read More

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