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Mockstrocity Tour. 7 p.m. Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St. 852-2860. tralfmusichall.com. $18-$22. Get ready for one of a unique concert experiences. Come see a McDonald's themed Black Sabbath tribute band (Mac Sabbath), a metal mariachi group (Metalachi), and a metal group based on Ned Flanders from the Simpsons (Okilly Dokilly) all in one place. "Funny Girl." 7 p.m. Rivi…

When Brian Herberger was growing up in North Buffalo, he loved watching comedy. But Herberger thought the closest he could come to it in Western New York was getting a job as a bartender to watch local stand-up shows. Now Herberger will tell jokes in front of thousands of people when he opens for Sebastian Maniscalco on March 25 at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. He’…

While many people are buying tickets to see Buffalo native Brian Herberger open at Shea's Performing Arts Center, headliner Sebastian Maniscalco is enough to move sales on his own. Billing himself as “half-Sicilian, half Italian,”  Maniscalco is ready to bring the laughs to the sold-out Shea’s comedy show March 25. The Chicago-born comedian moved to Los Angeles …

Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival. 3:30 to 8 p.m. Amherst Dipson Theatre, 3500 Main St. 834-7655; $10-$50. In the mood for great film and an enriching cultural experience? The 32nd annual Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival continues through March 23. Here is today's schedule: 3:30 pm, "The Little Dictator" and "The Ambassador's Wife"; 6 p.m. "The Women's B…

As a new Republican American Health Care Act generates debate across the country, a group of Buffalo comedians are performing a fundraiser to support universal health care in New York State. “Stand Up for New York Health,” taking place at 8 p.m. March 23 at Mr. Goodbar, features such comedians as Clayton Williams, Nicky Spin, Kevin Thomas Jr., Bruce Wilson and Eric …

Within The Ruins. 6 p.m. The Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave. 853-5483. waitingroombuffalo.com. $12-$14. Up for a great hardcore show? Within The Ruins brings technicality and brutality to the Waiting Room. These guys are rising stars in the hardcore world so check them out. Third Tuesday Throwdown Championship. 6 p.m. Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St. 200-1893. buffal…

College Basketball Viewing Party. 10 a.m. Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St. 200-1893. buffaloironworks.com. $5. New York State Golden Gloves Semi-Finals. 3 p.m. Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls. 205-8925. rapidstheatre.com. $25-$50. "The Seedbed." 3 and 7:30 p.m. Irish Classical Theatre, 625 Main St. 853-4282. irishclassical.com. $41. “A View fr…

St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl. 5 p.m. Pizza Plant Italian Pub, 125 Main St. Suite 110. 626-5566. pizzaplant.com. $6. Key Bank Live at O'Larkin. 5 p.m. Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St. Free. Local Natives. 7 p.m. Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. 852-3900. townballroom.com. $25-$27. Donnell Rawlings. 7:30 and 10 p.m. Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St. 853-1211. buffalo.he…

College Basketball Viewing Party. 10 a.m. Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St. 200-1893. buffaloironworks.com. $5. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." 7 p.m. Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. 692-2413. rivieratheatre.org. $3. “A View from the Bridge.” 7:30 p.m. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. 829-7668. Kavinokytheatre.com. $38-$42. Read Colin Dabk…

Buffalo National College Fair. 6 p.m. Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St. 855-5555. buffaloconvention.com. Free. Maria Sebastian. 7 p.m. PAUSA Art House, 19 Wadsworth St. 697-9075. pausaarthouse.com. $5-$7. David Lindley. 7 p.m. Sportsmen's Tavern, 326 Amherst St. 874-7734. sportsmenstavern.com. $25. Country Night. 7:30 p.m. Armor Inn, 5381 Abbott …

If you stay in one place the days after a show or a weekend of shows, it is not uncommon to get recognized in public as a comic. Even when I was just hosting weekends in Buffalo, people would sometimes see me out at a restaurant or pass me on the street and say, "Hey! We saw you at Helium!" As a comic at any level, it's one of those things that you pretend isn't a big d…

Jack Civiletto & Friends 2 p.m. Shannon Pub. 2250 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda. 743-9348. shannonpub.com. Free. Stock the Kitchen Benefit w/ McCarthyizm. 5:30 p.m. Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St. 200-1893. buffaloironworks.com. $20. Open Mic Night. 7 p.m. Clarence Center Coffee Company & Cafe. 9475 Clarence Center Road, Clarence. 741-8573. clarencecen…

After telling thousands of jokes over the years, Brian Regan has become one of the most respected comedians in the field. Regan just wrapped up a role in the new Peter Farrelly television series “Loudermilk,” set to debut on the Audience Network in the fall. He returns to the area for a show March 18 at the Seneca Niagara Casino. Question: What was it like making yo…

This weekend was all about preparation. I had two theater shows in Durham and Charlotte opening for Sebastian Maniscalco. The combined capacity of both theaters still doesn't match the capacity of Shea’s Performing Arts Center, where I will be opening for him on March 25, but this was the closest to a test run that I will get before the big show in Buffalo. On top of …

Latino comedian Carlos Mencia is set to visit Buffalo this weekend with five shows from March 9 to 11 at Helium Comedy Club (30 Mississippi St.). The veteran comic began rising through the ranks of the industry in the 1990s with appearances on “The Arsenio Hall Show” and cable stand-up showcases. Mencia’s 2002 special, “Take a Joke America,” earned him a new l…