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Tonight’s planned visit from HBO star and “Daily Show” alum John Oliver to the University at Buffalo’s Alumni Arena has been postponed to Dec. 3. Oliver was scheduled to arrive this afternoon, but UB officials decided during an 11 a.m. conference call to postpone the appearance because of today’s lake-effect snow storm. More information about the new date, refunds and tic…

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Rapist. That’s what young comic Hannibal Buress called Bill Cosby in mid-October during a stand-up routine at the Trocadero Club in Philadelphia. The quote in context is this: “13 (the number of women reported to have accused Cosby of being a sexual predator through the years). He has the old black man public persona that I hate. Pull your pants up black people. I was on …

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Comedy can now be found at a variety of venues on any night of the week. Here’s a sampling of what happens on a regular basis. Mr. Goodbar (1110 Elmwood Ave.). Open mic, 8 p.m. Sunday. Bear’s Den (Seneca Niagara Casino, Niagara Falls). Comedy showcase, 8 p.m. Thursdays: Colin Jost, tonight; Brent Morin, Nov. 13; and Chris Distefano, Nov. 20. Broadway Joe’s, 3051 Main St…

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Meet the comedians: One is a writer who loves “the journey of finding the right word.” Another is a bank worker who describes his life’s passion as one for people “with intense insecurities and emotional problems.” There’s a husband and father of two who can’t quite quit his corrections job to pursue his goal full time. Damn mortgage. And then there’s the marketing exec…

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He’s a newsman (of sorts), a writer (with a pretty cool gig) and a Harvard grad (but you can leave that part out, please). Above all, though, Colin Jost is a guy who, by his admission, “feels more like myself when I’m performing.” Which is why the 32-year-old squeezes in every stand-up gig he can, both in New York City and around the country, between his duties as a head…

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Whatever people were expecting out of spending a Saturday night with David Spade, they probably didn’t get it.That could be good, it could be bad, or it could be a tad surprising.For example, if you were among the Spade aficionados in packed Seneca Niagara Events Center crowd, you know the 50-year-old former “Saturday Night Live” star has the sense of …

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David Spade is playing the Seneca Niagara Casino on Saturday night. But you probably won’t see him at the slots or card table. And if you do, don’t ask him for a selfie.The 50-year-old actor and comic, who rose to fame in the mid-’90s as a “Saturday Night Live” cast member, is bringing his stand-up act to the casino’s Seneca Events…

WASHINGTON – For a moment there, it seemed as if the red-carpet procession was going to be a serious affair – not quite what you’d expect at a gathering of some of comedy’s heaviest hitters for an evening of mirth at the ceremony for the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.At first, the celebs, who were chatting up reporters along the velvet rop…

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By Tim O’SheiSpecial to the NewsStand-up comics are pretty adept at standing alone.But Nikki Glaser doesn’t want to be by herself. Nor do her comic friends. At least not in this way.At 30, Glaser is one of only a handful of young headlining stand-up female comics. Case in point: She’s the only female headliner in the Seneca Niagara Casino’s …

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JAMESTOWN – Legendary comedian Bob Newhart says he’s thrilled to be coming to Jamestown on Saturday to perform a stand-up routine in honor of Lucille Ball.“I played at Chautauqua [Institution]a number of years ago and I remember that it was just beautiful,” he said. “It was sort of like taking a step back in time. I was waiting for Willia…

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As the tourism season slows in Niagara Falls, laughter will be flowing a little heavier. On Oct. 2, the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino kicks off an eight-week Thursday night comedy series inside its 440-seat Bear’s Den theater. All performances begin at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20. The series, hosted by comic and 97 Rock personality Rob Lederman, begins with Ralphie …

Heath Cottengim was feeling the improv pressure on Friday night. A moment earlier, Colin Mochrie had looked at him and said, “You, thanks for volunteering. Come up here.” Come up here. At a comedy show – especially an improv comedy show, like this one starring Mochrie and Brad Sherwood – those are either the coolest or creepiest words you can hear. Obediently, Cottengi…

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When last we saw Brian Regan in these parts, it 10 months ago and the comedian was sailing through a set at Shea's Performing Arts Center that had a packed house trying to hear the jokes over their peals of laughter. Then a single piece of confetti fell from the ceiling, landing on him and distracting him to the point that he seemingly had no idea what was supposed to com…

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Heath Cottengim was feeling the improv pressure on Friday night. A moment earlier, Colin Mochrie had looked at him and said, “You, thanks for volunteering. Come up here.” Come up here. At a comedy show – especially an improv comedy show, like this one starring Mochrie and Brad Sherwood – those are either the coolest or creepiest words you can hear. Obediently, Cottengi…

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Remember Lucille Ball’s skit where she stomped grapes in a vat while on her Italian vacation?Well the good people of Jamestown, home of the Lucy Desi Museum and Center for Comedy, want to re-create that scene, but with a lot more people and a lot more grapes, and in the process set a world record for the most people stomping grapes at one time.The record is 977. T…