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By Mark Ciemcioch » Thursday, February 11, 2016

Anybody who remembers the famous “Three Tenors” tour should realize that the three guys coming to the Riviera Theatre on Feb. 13 can’t sing. Comedians Vic DiBitetto, Richie Minervini and Fred Rubino bring their mix of stand-up comedy and improv show to North Tonawanda this week. In a recent interview, DiBitetto... Read More

By Tim O'Shei » Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A funny thing happens when you interview comedians: They’re (usually) not funny. It’s a relentlessly consistent quirk, in the vein of hockey fighters being teddy bears off the ice and models wearing potato-sack clothes. (Well, OK. One of those examples is truer than the other, but you get the point: Comics can be... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Syracuse native Moody McCarthy returns to the Buffalo region Valentine’s Day weekend with two shows at Rob’s Comedy Playhouse on Feb. 13. With almost 25 years of experience, McCarthy’s stand-up presence disarms audiences with material that’s been described as smart and universal. He’s been hailed by his peers... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Thursday, January 28, 2016

At the height of his popularity in the late 1980s and early ’90s, WWE superstar Hacksaw Jim Duggan defended the ideals of America with his trusty 2x4 wood block from bad guys like the Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff and Sgt. Slaughter. Now a member of the WWE Hall of Fame, Duggan returns to Buffalo for a pair of shows at... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Washington, D.C. native Donnell Rawlings once did a favor for another comic, Neal Brennan. Brennan returned the favor when he hired Rawlings for his new project, “Chappelle’s Show,” a Dave Chappelle-led sketch show that became a huge hit in the mid-2000s. Rawlings is excited to return to Buffalo for a full weekend of... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Saturday, January 23, 2016

As Whoopi Goldberg enters her fourth decade in the public eye, most people have formed an impression of the comedian, actress and co-host of “The View.” Goldberg more than lived up to that impression with a consistently outspoken, raunchy, and most importantly, funny stand-up set Friday night at the Seneca Niagara... Read More

By Bruce Andriatch » Saturday, January 23, 2016

When Jerry Seinfeld appeared for the last time on a television show hosted by David Letterman in 2015, he delivered a routine that dealt with weather forecasters, wearing glasses as a child and the world’s heaviest man. Not surprisingly it was funny. You know what’s really funny? He did virtually the same routine 33... Read More

By Bruce Andriatch » Wednesday, January 20, 2016

There are a lot of reasons to love the TV show “Seinfeld” but one that I find particularly appealing has little to do with yada-yada-yada, soup Nazis or close-talkers: I love that Jerry liked newspapers. Having now seen every episode perhaps dozens of times, it’s odd and wonderful how often a newspaper or a... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Tuesday, January 19, 2016

What’s the deal with Jerry Seinfeld, who returns to Shea’s Buffalo for two sold-out shows Jan. 22? • After first taking the stage in the mid-70s, Seinfled rose to be one of the most successful comedians of all time, and was just listed by Forbes as the highest-paid comic of 2015. But even funny billionaires are... Read More

By Toni Ruberto » Monday, January 18, 2016

Comedian Bill Engvall is returning to the area for two shows at the Historic Riviera Theatre. Engvall will perform at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Riviera (67 Webster St., North Tonawanda). Reserved tickets are $54-$64 and on sale now at the Riviera box office, at World Hollywood Entertainment inside the McKinley... Read More

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