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By Mark Ciemcioch » Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Ever wonder what goes into developing a comedy album? Buffalo audiences got an idea of it when comedian Joe List recorded his album, “Are You Mad at Me?,” at Helium Comedy Club back in February. With the album debuting digitally on iTunes and Amazon this week, List talked to the News about how it all came... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Monday, July 25, 2016

Jim Breuer likes us. He really likes us. The comedian and star of the cult comedy “Half Baked” was just in town headlining a weekend of shows at Helium. Before he performed his final two shows Saturday, he stopped by Spot Coffee in the morning and decided to record a Facebook video testimonial about his time in... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Saturday, July 23, 2016

It is possible to laugh so hard that you go into labor? That seems to be the case for one Buffalo woman, whose family credits comedian Jim Gaffigan for sending her straight from hysterics to the maternity ward hours after his show in the First Niagara Center. On Tuesday night, Julie Kolb and her husband Patrick... Read More

By Bruce Andriatch » Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Within seconds of appearing on stage at First Niagara Center Tuesday evening, just as the applause started to die down, comedian Jim Gaffigan speculated aloud what the audience must have been thinking: How fat is this guy? “The answer is fatter,” he said, “because I’m good at getting fat.” With that began... Read More

By Bruce Andriatch » Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Comedian, author, TV star and proud overweight pale guy Jim Gaffigan will take the stage at 8 p.m. today in First Niagara Center to deliver a standup routine that has made him one of the biggest -- pun intended -- comedy draws in the world. And then, if history is any guide, he will go get something eat. He was... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Buffalo comedy resurgence impresses many people in the Queen City, and now people know about it internationally. Andrew McConnell Stott, a University at Buffalo English professor, teamed with local filmmaker Austin McLoughlin to produce the 45-minute documentary, “Cold Snow Losers: Open Mic at the Edge of... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Dan Soder is one of those up-and-coming comedians you’re likely to hear more of in the next few years. His first hour-long special, “Not Special,” aired on Comedy Central earlier this year, he’s the co-host of SiriusXM’s “The Bonfire” with Jay Oakerson, and he’s set to headline a weekend of shows at Helium... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Wednesday, July 6, 2016

An Arizona comedian is returning to his hometown of North Tonawanda, as Ernie Green headlines a stand-up show at 7 p.m. July 8 in Dom Polski’s (576 Oliver St., North Tonawanda). The 36-year-old now lives in Scottsdale, Ariz., and works as a benefits consultant for Aflac. He began his stand-up career five years ago... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Few entertainment acts can successfully pull off having only one name – Cher, Beyonce, Madonna. You can put Sinbad on that list as well, as the comedian and film star headlines a weekend of shows at Helium Comedy Club in downtown Buffalo July 8-10. Sinbad began performing stand-up comedy while serving in the Air... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Many people know Jay Chandrasekhar primarily as a member of the comedy troupe Broken Lizard (formed when they were all students at Colgate University), but the writer, actor and director had started performing stand-up comedy even before then. He describes his stand-up as “a series of stories,” and the... Read More

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