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There are plenty of laughs to be found locally during the first full week of October. Here are our best bets: For decades, comedian and entertainer John Witherspoon has been a familiar face on stage, television and films. He’s well known for his role as Ice Cube’s father in the “Friday” film comedy series, and has also appeared in the films “Boomerang” and …


If John Witherspoon knows what it takes to break out from the crowd, it’s probably because he came from a family of 11 children. The comedian and “Friday” star returns to Buffalo for five shows at Helium Comedy Club from March 3 to 5. A native of Detroit, Witherspoon grew up with a huge family that indirectly turned him toward a career in entertainment that is going…