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By Mark Ciemcioch » Tuesday, September 27, 2016

In another time, comedian, writer and actor Brian Posehn would be considered a renaissance man, and upon his canvas would be the world’s greatest fart jokes. He returns to Helium Comedy Club in Buffalo for a two-night stint Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. As a stand-up comic, Posehn headlined clubs across the country after... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Comedian, actor and musician Craig Robinson made a name for himself playing Darryl on NBC’s long-running hit sitcom “The Office” and movies like “Hot Tub Time Machine” and “This is the End.” His latest film, “Morris from America,” was just released on video on demand services, and he’s set to host... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Thursday, September 8, 2016

Fans of the popular adult game “Cards Against Humanity” can enjoy a new twist, as Rick Matthews has brought his “Comics Against Humanity” show to Helium Comedy Club. The stand-up show features a number of local comedians drawing three cards from a “Cards Against Humanity” deck and making up jokes based on... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Buffalo comedian John Lockwood is hoping to jumpstart a new showcase room for local talent with the first “This is a Comedy Show!” at the Tralf Music Hall. “I saw a need for a more professional level of [local] comedy in Buffalo,” Lockwood said in a release. “There is a lot of talent that is being underused. I... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Wednesday, September 7, 2016

With appearances on “@midnight,” “Drunk History” and “Chelsea Lately” boosting her q-rating, Jen Kirkman is a rising star in comedy. She’s having a productive year – her second book, “I Know What I’m Doing & Other Lies I Tell Myself” was published in April, and last year’s Netflix special,... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Matt Bergman has achieved the comedy dream. The Buffalo native got his start more than a decade ago performing in clubs like the former Comix Café before moving elsewhere to work on his stand-up career, releasing his album “A Little Bit Balder Now” in 2014. Now Buffalo is just one of the stops for the touring Bergman,... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Comedian Kurt Braunohler brings his brand of “refreshing idiocy from an enthusiastic weirdo” to Buffalo Sept. 1-3, as he headlines a weekend of shows at Helium Comedy Club. As a comedian, Braunohler has gained fame with appearances on “Conan,” “The Tonight Show” and “The Late Show,” and earned accolades... Read More

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

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