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As 2017 comes to a close, there are several great comedy options to enjoy in the area this week. A pair of local radio personalities will team up for a night of stand-up at Rob’s Comedy Playhouse. Club owner and 97 Rock morning show co-host Rob Lederman, a veteran of the local comedy scene who has jokes for every scenario and audience will headline the show. Joining him…

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There will be laughs throughout the area during the first week of June. Here are your best bets: Two outrageous and hilarious national comedians headline a doublebill at the Barrel of Laughs Comedy Night at 8 p.m. June 1 in the Bear's Den in the Seneca Niagara Casino. Boston native Nick DiPaolo has honed his biting, sarcastic point of view with appearances on “The To…

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Comedian Rob Lederman will bring a couple of his funny friends together for an important cause, as he headlines a benefit for the Pink Pillow Project on April 29 at the Hamburg Palace Theatre. The Pink Pillow Project is a Buffalo-based non-profit organization that helps women battling breast cancer. Following a mastectomy, many women feel uncomfortable adjusting to norm…

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Comedian Katrina Brown is not afraid to speak her mind. A married mother of two boys, Brown has performed throughout “middle” America for years and she loves it.“There’s a stigma that women aren’t funny, and I’m kinda like, ‘Whatever,’ ” she said during a recent phone interview. “History has proven that’s not true. Ironically, I’m a very atypical female comedian. Most peop…

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Sitting amongst the packed audience Saturday night for comic Rob Lederman’s 5,000th show, I wasn’t curious how the crowd would react. I already knew. In a theater setting for comedy, where each show is a special event and people buy tickets knowing who they’re going to see, laughter is almost guaranteed. Lederman won that battle weeks ago, when all 1,200 seats for his 8 …

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Larry Norton says his radio buddy Rob Lederman is “the best comedian in Buffalo.” Norton is certainly biased — he and Lederman have worked together on the 97 Rock morning show since 1991 – but this much is for sure: When Lederman, 54, takes the Riviera Theatre & Performing Arts Center stage Saturday night for a pair of performances, he’ll further establish his promine…

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Rob Lederman sat in a plastic beach chair, his eyes darting left and right as he watched his 11-year-old daughter, Mari, chase a soccer ball up and down the turf. In a few hours he would be onstage at the comedy club he owns, and he was already dressed for the part: an untucked white button down and trim blue jeans.But then there’s the boots. Puffy, navy boots that …

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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 Ralphie …