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By Mark Ciemcioch » Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tommy Davidson, comedian and entertainer who first rose to prominence on the '90s sketch show “In Living Color,” returns to Buffalo to perform five stand-up shows at Helium Comedy Memorial Day weekend. As a young comic, Davidson was noticed by comedian-producer Keenan Ivory Wayans, who invited him to audition for... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Monday, May 23, 2016

It sounds clichéd to say, but to truly realize how sharp, clever and intelligent Dave Chappelle is as a comedian, you had to be there. “There” was Shea’s Performing Arts Center, where Chappelle performed two shows to a sold-out audience Sunday. Much has been said about the concert’s “no cellphone rule”... Read More

By Tim O'Shei » Saturday, May 21, 2016

Dave Chappelle is bringing his comedy – his world-class, cutting-edge, A-list-celeb-quality material – to Buffalo this weekend.That’s cool.Chappelle’s Sunday shows at Shea’s Performing Arts Center came as a surprise. The “pop-up” gigs, as they’re called, were announced only earlier this week. The initial... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Comedy veteran Rickey Smiley headlines the latest edition of "Friday Night Laughs" the Tralf Music Hall in downtown Buffalo for two shows on May 20. As a comedian, television host, actor and top-rated nationally syndicated radio personality, Smiley is one of the few “clean” comics among the top tier of contemporary... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Comedian Dave Chappelle is rather popular in Buffalo. Live Nation announced that a second show -- at 10 p.m. May 22 -- has been added to Chappelle's original 7 p.m. slot. Tickets are $63, the same price as the earlier gig, and can be purchased here or at the Shea's box office or by phone. The press release also... Read More

By Mac McGuire » Monday, May 16, 2016

Dave Chappelle will be delivering a rather last-minute performance at 7 p.m. May 22 in Shea’s Performing Arts Center (646 Main St.). The performer rose to fame in the early 2000s with his popular yet short lived sketch comedy show "Chappelle’s Show." Following his sudden retirement from the show just three seasons... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Monday, May 16, 2016

Growing up in Rochester, comic Jamie Lissow is very familiar with Buffalo. Now a co-star and writer on Rob Schneider’s mock reality show on Netflix, “Real Rob,” Lissow returns to Helium Comedy Club in Buffalo for a weekend of shows May 19-21. Question: Even though you grew up in Rochester, the first time you did... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Friday, May 13, 2016

Comedian Joe Pera is having a moment. Fresh off his Adult Swim viral short “Joe Pera Talks You to Sleep,” the Buffalo native made his nationally televised debut on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” with a five-minute standup set Thursday night. With his his soft-spoken delivery and nervous energy (like... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Thursday, May 12, 2016

Buffalo native Joe Pera is ready for his national spotlight as he will perform stand-up comedy on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” later tonight at 12:35 a.m. on NBC. Pera has been performing stand-up for several years now, appearing at various Buffalo shows and open mics in the late 2000s. Pera then moved to... Read More

By Tim O'Shei » Thursday, May 12, 2016

Journey Gunderson was on the phone in her second-story office at the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum & Center for Comedy in Jamestown. Kelly Carlin, daughter of the late and legendary comedian George Carlin, was on the line. Carlin had a decision, one that was about to add serious comedic street cred to Gunderson’s... Read More

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