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In a time where the news from Washington seems to dominate the conversation, comedian Josh Wolf promises to offer audiences a few hours of politics-free fun when he returns to Buffalo for five shows at Helium Comedy Club from Jan. 11 to 13. That doesn’t mean he isn’t nervous though. “I heard it was really cold,” Wolf said in a phone interview from his home in Los Angele…

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Mo'Nique and Nephew Tommy highlighted the Queen City Comedy Jam, held Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Kleinhans Music Hall. See photos of the comedy fans who enjoyed the show.

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As Buffalo bears down to endure another cold, snowy winter, it’s easy to fall into dour and grouchy behavior. Comedian, entertainer and Academy Award-winning actress Mo’Nique is headed to Kleinhans Music Hall on Jan. 6 to open 2018 with a show that looks to lift hearts and temperatures … in the room, at least. “I’m going to tell you something, this show is going to be s…

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Buffalo last saw him in November of 2016 at Shea's Theater in the play "Momma's Boy." This weekend, Thomas Miles returns to showcase his stand-up comedy at Kleinhans Music Hall. You know him as "Nephew Tommy" from the Steve Harvey Morning Show, airing daily on radio station WBLK. There he is known for outrageous characters including the flamboyant, sharp-tongued Eugene …

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As 2017 comes to a close, several local comedy venues are primed to help you laugh your way into the New Year. Babeville’s long-running comedy showcase series “Laugh and Other Drugs” returns for a special “It’s a Wonderful Laugh” holiday edition at 8 p.m. Dec. 28. Hosted by Kevin Thomas Jr., the December edition features a mix of local and native Buffalo talent, home fo…

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One of the biggest comedy nights of the year is often New Year’s Eve, and this year, Helium Comedy Club is bringing in Brad Williams for seven shows from Dec. 28-31. The West Coast comic released the specials “Fun Size” in 2015 and “Daddy Issues” in 2016. He’ll be preparing to record a new special in 2018, along with continuing to host his popular podcast, “About Last Nigh…

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The space between holidays is usually quiet on Buffalo's arts scene, a time to digest the year's cultural output and ready ourselves for the offerings of the new year. One notable exception comes this weekend from "Babushka," a periodic improv comedy show devised by Buffalo actors and Eclectic Improv Company veterans Don Gervasi and Tod Benzin. The show, different ev…

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As 2017 comes to a close, there are several great comedy options to enjoy in the area this week. A pair of local radio personalities will team up for a night of stand-up at Rob’s Comedy Playhouse. Club owner and 97 Rock morning show co-host Rob Lederman, a veteran of the local comedy scene who has jokes for every scenario and audience will headline the show. Joining him…

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For years, Josh Potter has been honing his stand-up comedy chops in bars, rooms and clubs around the area. Now with a more than a few jokes in his heart, Potter took his talents to Los Angeles this year to take the next step in his comedy journey. The former 103.3 The Edge radio personality returns to Buffalo for the holidays and a number of stand-up shows over the next tw…

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When just the titles of your books make people laugh, you can officially call yourself a "humorist." So essayist and NPR favorite David Sedaris, he of "Me Talk Pretty One Day," "Dress Your Family in Corduroy" and "Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls" clearly qualifies. Sedaris will bring his brand of comedy to the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Apri…

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The easy way to say this is he lives in a bubble: Bill Maher is a famous comedian and political commentator. He’s based in the Hollywood-opolis of glitz and smog – we call it Los Angeles – where he hosts a live television show, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” every Friday night on HBO. Then you could say he gets out of the bubble: Every few weekends, Maher does stand-up co…

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In another era, Nick Offerman would have been a Renaissance man. He's an actor, writer, musician, carpenter and now a comedian, who brings his stand-up tour “Full Bush” to Shea’s Performing Arts Center Nov. 10. As native of Illinois, Offerman has a healthy appreciation for Rust Belt cities and cold weather. He’s come to Buffalo before while touring and working as a “roa…

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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 S…

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A “RocketMan” of a different sort is coming to Buffalo, as comedian Harland Williams is set to headline a weekend of shows from Nov. 2 to 5 at Helium Comedy Club. A Toronto native, Williams started getting attention in the 1990s with a number of movie roles, including  the 1997 film “RocketMan” and a hilarious scene-stealing scene in the 1998 classic, “There’s Something…