There’s a strong lineup of comedy rolling through Buffalo as we enter mid-November. Here are three recommendations.
Cincinnati, Ohio, native Tom Segura continues to prove himself on the stand-up stage as his “No Teeth, No Entry” tour stops at University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Nov. 11. Segura has two Netflix specials, “Completely Normal” and “Mostly Stories,” and appearances on late-night shows like “Conan” and “The Late Late Show.” He also hosts a podcast with his wife, Christina Pazsitzky, called “Your Mom’s House.” Segura’s opening act should be familiar to Buffalo audiences: Former 103.3 FM personality Josh Potter has been touring with him across the nation. Tickets are $27 to $37. Info: ubcfa.org
Luenell is set to headline six shows over four nights at Helium Comedy Club. Luenell is well-known for her role in the critically acclaimed comedy “Borat!” as the title character’s “rented” date. She has also appeared in the films “Think Like a Man,” “That’s My Boy” and “Taken 2,” as well as television shows “The Middle” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” Luenell will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 9, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Nov. 10-11, and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Helium. Tickets range from $16 to $32. Info: buffalo.heliumcomedy.com
Comedian Bill Maher is no stranger to controversy. As the host of “Real Time” on HBO and the former “Politically Incorrect,” Maher mixes comedy and politics in a way that has won him a legion of fans and more than a few enemies. Even in a year when the president seems to absorb every critical headline, Maher grabbed a few of his own when he interviewed alt-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos in February, and then again in June when Maher used a racial slur on air. Maher returns to Shea’s Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12. Tickets range from $36 to $126. Info: sheas.org