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Italian Bad Boyz bring saucy jokes to Riviera

This isn’t exactly your Sunday Italian dinner at grandma’s house. Unless dinner includes a heaping helping of fuhgetaboutit jokes about, say, a 45-year-old man living with his mom. (Maybe it does?)

Either way, if your Italian appetite includes a wont for saucy laughs, check out the Italian Bad Boyz of Comedy, performing at 7:30 p.m. on May 22 in the Riviera Theatre (67 Webster St., North Tonawanda).

The Boyz are comprised of four veteran comedians who poke fun at their Italian heritage. The front men are Mike Marino, known as “New Jersey’s Bad Boy” and regular headliner at the Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store in Hollywood, and Michael “Wheels” Parise, longtime opening man for Andrew Dice Clay.

They’re joined by Frank Spadone, a well-known stand-up in his native Canada; and fellow Canadian Guido Grasso, a trained actor and well-traveled comic. Tickets range from $30 to $50. For info, visit

— Tim O’Shei

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