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Animal abuse is no laughing matter, but the Stand Up for Pits organization is hoping to use those laughs for good with a comedy fundraiser show for Fix-A-Bull WNY at Helium Comedy Club Sept. 24. The SUFP Foundation was formed to end abuse, discrimination and save the lives of pitbull-type dogs. Because of their appearance and stigma, pitbull-type dogs can be often discr…

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There can be laughs aplenty found in Buffalo with a number of comedy shows booked in mid-July. Here are some highlights: Rochester comedian Dan Viola has opened for Jon Stewart and Steven Wright, but he comes to town as a headliner. Viola draws on his experience as a father of seven children to connect with any audience with his family-friendly comedy. He also has worke…

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After years of earning runner-up status, 38-year-old comedian Jameel Key took the crown of “Buffalo’s Funniest Person” during the finals of the fifth annual contest at Helium Comedy Club Wednesday night. Key, who works as an auto parts salesman, has performed stand-up comedy regularly for several years. With his victory, Key wins $1,200 and an opportunity to perfo…

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Eight comedians will compete for the title of “Buffalo’s Funniest Person” and a $1,200 grand prize during the championship finals at 8 p.m. June 15 at Helium Comedy Club. The contest, which was open to all Buffalo-area residents, began June 1 with a total of 73 people competing through three rounds. Winning the contest can advance a comedian’s career from amateur …

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After only four years, Jameel Key has become one of Buffalo’s fastest rising comedy acts. His first open-mic performance was in 2012, and now Key’s one of the regular hosts at Helium Comedy Club. He also is one of eight comedians performing on the "Laugh Actually” showcase at 8 p.m. Feb. 19 at the 9th Ward at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.). Comedy wasn’t Key’s or…

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Brian Herberger, a 32-year-old schoolteacher, has a lot of experience performing in front of a room filled with people. It came in handy Wednesday night, as he won the third annual “Buffalo’s Funniest Person” contest and $1,200 at Helium Comedy Club in downtown Buffalo. A laid-back, self-deprecating comic on stage, Herberger won the crowd over with hometown pride hu…