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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…

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 …

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…

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 Ralphi…

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, …

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…

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, …

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…

You’ve got your choice of laughs on Friday night when two comedy tours hit town: Improv comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” fame hit the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, while veteran stand-up comic Brian Regan brings his show to the Seneca Niagara Casino Events Center, Niagara Falls. At a glance, the choices may seem di…

About a decade ago, Brian Regan and his then wife were on a four-day cruise. Every night they sat with the same couples at dinner. Through all the chit-chat, Regan avoided telling his cruise mates what he did for a living. He mentioned some places he’s visited. And for Regan, who hits nearly 100 cities a year, the list is plentiful. He probably even made them chuckle. …

Here’s a solution for the relationship-deprived or brokenhearted: Want to find a buddy or a beau who’ll always agree with you? Someone who’ll listen to you closely, accept your every idea, and respond positively to everything you say? You could get a dog. Or you could pal around with an improvisational comedian. Because improvisers like Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherw…

When she died last week at age 81, Joan Rivers was remembered for her pioneering stand-up comedy career, her years backing up Johnny Carson as fill-in host of "The Tonight Show," and her biting fashion commentary. There was more to Rivers than that; she also wrote a pretty nice thank you letter. News Arts Editor Jeff Simon, who wrote an appreciation of her career in Satu…

Who needs John Rosemond? Step aside, oh venerable parenting author. We’ve got George Lopez and Raising Kids 101. “Your kids couldn’t last a day in your childhood,” Lopez said to his sold-out audience Saturday night in the Seneca Niagara Events Center. The crowd laughed and cheered their approval as the 53-year-old comedian, actor and talk-show host launched into…

George Lopez has hosted a late-night talk show (“Lopez Tonight” on TBS). He’s been a TV star, with an eponymous sitcom that ran for six seasons on ABC and a show called “Saint George” that had a 10-episode run on FX. He’s written books, appeared in movies, done voice-over work and is a regular on the TV and radio airwaves. But for Lopez, 53, the best medium is…

The 23rd annual Three Stooges Film Festival, which kicks off at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Riviera Theatre (67 Webster St., North Tonawanda), will include a live comedy twist. The jovial crowd assembled to enjoy seven hand-picked Stooges shorts will start their evening with a 15-minute live stand-up routine by Buffalo comedian Poncho Parrish, who has performed all over the Un…