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By Mark Ciemcioch » Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Jim Norton held onto an early exposure to “Richard Pryor: Live in Concert” as a career goal as he navigated a rocky adolescence that included rehab and dropping out of high school. He went up on stage for the first time when he was 21, and since then, has become a popular and unique voice in comedy. Norton has... Read More

By Anne Neville » Friday, August 19, 2016

For 25 years, fans of the Three Stooges have gathered in North Tonawanda’s historic Riviera Theater to watch a selection of pratfalls, puns, slapstick and side-splitters. That’s a lot of years for a comedy festival, but it pales in comparison to the Stooges devotion of the Marinaro family of South Buffalo and West... Read More

By Robbie-Ann McPherson » Wednesday, August 17, 2016

It’s difficult to suppress the giggles at the mere thought of Curly, Larry and Moe bumbling around in their slapstick black and white short films, eye-poking each other. These guys keep people laughing 81 years after their first film. Seven of the best Stooge shorts will be shown at the beautiful Riviera Theatre (67... Read More

By Qina Liu » Sunday, August 14, 2016

You might know Sean Astin as Mickey in "The Goonies," Rudy Ruettiger in "Rudy," Samwise Gangee in "Lord of the Rings" or as the voice actor for Raphael in the animated TV series "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Astin addressed fans at a panel at the inaugural Nickel City Con yesterday. Here's a partial transcript of fan... Read More

By Qina Liu » Sunday, August 14, 2016

What did you miss at Nickel City Con? Only some amazing cosplay and celebrity guest panelists. Watch Buffalo shoutouts from Sabretooth, Brett Dalton, Christopher McDonald, Ray Park, Larry Thomas and Sean Astin. (Bonus points for whoever can tell me how many Sabres hats they can spot in the... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Friday, August 12, 2016

1) Erie County Fair with Shawn Mendes (7:30 p.m. Aug. 13, $35) and Hunter Hayes (7:30 p.m. Aug. 14, $30) at the Gusto Grandstand of the Hamburg Fairgrounds (5600 McKinley Pkwy., Hamburg). The fair itself runs from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets for adults are $10, seniors get in for $7, while children 12-and-under enter for... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Comedian Dan Mahoney knows there are worse things than dying onstage. The Buffalo funnyman is one of several notable local comedians including Rick Matthews, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cody Colin Chase, Clayton Williams and Allie Brady on the bill for “Comedy at the Center” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Burchfield Penney Art... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Tuesday, August 9, 2016

California native Brad Williams is quickly rising up the ranks in the world of comedy. Buffalo audiences can see for themselves when Williams headlines a weekend of shows at Helium Comedy Club Aug. 11-13. Williams began performing comedy at the age of 19, and quickly began touring soon afterward. He has appeared on... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Wednesday, August 3, 2016

After 25 years of the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, the National Comedy Center knew this year’s event had to be big for its silver anniversary. And big it is, as “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah and national headliners Lewis Black and Brian Regan will perform standup shows during the Aug. 4-7 festival in... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Friday, July 29, 2016

Do you like comedy, movies and watching funny people struggle through trivia contests? Then be sure to catch Doug Benson as he brings his popular “Doug Loves Movies” podcast for a Buffalo taping at Helium Comedy Club on Aug. 2. As one of the top-ranked comedy podcasts on iTunes, “Doug Loves Movies” features... Read More

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