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Buffalo comics get 'Droll' at Milkie's

“Droll,” a new alternative comedy monthly showcase, is set to debut Feb. 27 at Milkie’s, the longtime performance-based nightclub on Elmwood Avenue.

The premise behind “Droll” features a number of comedians tasked with responding to a new question in the form of a comedy monologue, sketch, character bit, video or another format. The showcase will be used as a vehicle for short films, themed stand-up shows, short form improv and more.

The debut show asks the question, “Is love real?” and features comics Sara Gunn, Pat Kewley, Nicky Spin and Clayton Williams, who is a regular host at Helium Comedy Club and co-producer of the Goodbar open mic show on Thursdays. Ryan Henry will host the show.

“This is not a typical stand-up comedy showcase,” said producer Kristy Rock in a release. Rock also runs the Milkie’s open mic on Wednesdays. “We are encouraging our performers to stretch out of their comfort zones and work on humor muscles they might not have had a chance to work otherwise. The format for this new monthly show will be varied, thematic, and different every show.”

The free show at Milkie’s is set for 7 p.m. Feb. 27. “Droll” will continue to run on the last Saturday of every month.

COMEDY PREVIEW

What: Droll: An Evening of Comedic Entertainment

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 27

Where: Milkie’s, 522 Elmwood Ave.

Cost: Free

Info: Facebook event page

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