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The laughs are booming in Buffalo with several comedy options this week in late September. Comedian and entertainer Tommy Davidson first caught people’s attention as a sketch comedy star on the Fox series, “In Living Color.” Since then, he’s gone on to multiple comedy specials on Showtime and several film roles in “Strictly Business,” “Bamboozled” and …

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The comedy scene is also heating up in late June, as a number of shows are booked throughout the area. Here are your best bets during the week of June 22-28. Kevin Hart has become a comedy superstar and has used his fame to turn the spotlight on the up-and-coming Plastic Cup Boyz. The group, comprised of Jonathan Martin, Spank Horton and Na’im Lynn, have toured as the…

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Josh Potter continues his work as a producer on “The Shredd and Ragan Show,” a nighttime DJ slot from 7 to 10 p.m., and “The Stage Time Podcast” he co-hosts with Rick Matthews on the Trending Buffalo network. He’s also a stand-up comic. He will perform on the monthly “Edge Comedy Night” May 27 in Helium Comedy Club along with James Kurdziel and headliner Mari…

Last week’s column hit a nerve, apparently. Intended initially to merely note that Alternative Buffalo 107.7 FM seems to be having an effect on some shows being booked in town – principally, the ones that involve artists currently in rotation on that station – the column also suggested that, considering radio’s dwindling listenership, any synergies continuing to e…

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Working the stand-up stage is only a slice of James Kurdziel’s career, but as he’ll tell you, comedy connects everything he does. From his regular job as the program director and daytime jock on 103.3 The Edge to his twice-yearly college tours, making people laugh is what makes Kurdziel a living. You can catch Kurdziel monthly at Edge Comedy Night in Helium Comedy Clu…