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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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In addition to Robert Kelly’s weekend-long stop at Helium Comedy Club, there are lots of other opportunities to get your laugh on during the weekend of Sept. 15-17. New York City comic Miguel Dalmau will perform at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Rob’s Comedy Playhouse. Dalmau was one of the featured comedians on AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live” program and his al…

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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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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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When Rick Matthews steps off the stage at Nietzsche’s on Nov. 24, it will be his last as producer of Buffalo’s longest-running comedy open mic showcase that was started by Kristen Becker nearly a decade ago. To celebrate, Matthews is throwing a “Red Wedding” show with many of the comedians who began their careers in that room, including Dan Fisher, Shaun Murphy, J…