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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 …

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It’s another loaded comedy weekend in Buffalo as several venues are helping you laugh your way into fall. Here are our picks: Buffalo native Matt Bergman started doing area open mics over a decade ago. Now he’s working as a headliner in many clubs around the country, already released his first album “A Little Bit Balder Now” and was featured on AXS TV’s “Liv…

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If the first few weeks of July are any indication, there is a comedy show designed to appeal to everyone. Fans of traditional standup comedy should check out Sommore, who performs at 8 p.m. July 8 at Shea’s Performing Arts Center (646 Main St.). Sommore has taken her comedy with sets on “ComicView,” “Def Comedy Jam” and the “Queens of Comedy” tour to the s…

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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 …

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After telling thousands of jokes over the years, Brian Regan has become one of the most respected comedians in the field. Regan just wrapped up a role in the new Peter Farrelly television series “Loudermilk,” set to debut on the Audience Network in the fall. He returns to the area for a show March 18 at the Seneca Niagara Casino. Question: What was it like making yo…

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As one-half of comedy’s best-known counter-cultural duos, Tommy Chong has worn many hats, including musician, actor, director, weed advocate and even lawbreaker. He reunites with his performing partner Cheech Marin to bring the Cheech and Chong show to the Seneca Niagara Casino Nov. 26. Last week, Chong spoke by phone as he was leaving “a little hippy community” i…

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To go to Niagara Falls is to marvel at a wonder of the world, right in our own backyard. The cascading water, the changing colored lights, the reminders all around you of the power of nature – you stare, and you ask yourself: Why don’t I come here more often? Here, to the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino? Walk into this feather-topped tower, built on the remnants of…

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Texas de Brazil Fine dining and all you can eat come together at this restaurant located at the Walden Galleria. The Brazilian-American steakhouse features a buffet of salads, appetizers, gourmet vegetables, and a variety of soups. You can opt for the extensive salad area only, or “get your beef on” by adding the full dinner option which includes beef, lamb, pork, ch…

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After more than 30 years in the national spotlight, actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg has continued to be entertaining and opinionated during her career. Now a co-host on ABC’s “The View,” Goldberg brings her comedy to Niagara Falls for a show at 8 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Seneca Niagara Casino Events Center. Joining “The View” in 2007, Goldberg is perfectly suite…

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The late-1960s shadow cast by the Beatles engulfed a lot of bands, and rightfully so. Albums like “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and “Abbey Road” were released as classics, and have only gotten better with age. But back before the Fab Four’s prowess had grown to its current deity, acts like Gary Puckett and the Union Gap were operating as the act’s c…

Unlike many other late-night hosts who seem in it for the long haul, Craig Ferguson made his mark for a decade on CBS’ “The Late Late Show,” and then got out before the applause died down. The Scottish comedian brings his “The New Deal” tour to the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls for a show at 8 p.m. Saturday.Ferguson has had an eclectic career in show bus…

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Buffalo isn’t lacking in homegrown musicians who have gone on to shine in the national and international spotlight. Rick James, Ani DiFranco, and the Goo Goo Dolls all have roots in the Queen City.But only one Buffalonian can lay claim to 16 Grammy nominations, and he returned home Saturday night to perform in Niagara Falls. R&B legend Brian McKnight filled the Events Ce…

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With seven mirror balls between them, siblings Derek and Julianne Hough have established themselves as two of the best dancers to ever grace the stage on ABC’s long-running talent show, “Dancing with the Stars.” But fans might wonder, can they foxtrot their way out of Hollywood and find the same success on the road? After the first of a two-show engagement Saturday n…

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Fans of the ABC reality dance competition, “Dancing With the Stars,” will have more than fireworks to look forward to on the Fourth of July. Siblings Derek and Julianne Hough are bringing their “Move Live on Tour” show to the Seneca Niagara Casino Events Center for performances at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.The current 33-show summer tour follows on the heels of a …

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In the summer of 1994, Live was a little-known alternative rock band playing small venues and trying to carve out a spot in the world of post-grunge rock ’n’ roll. The release of the band’s second album, “Throwing Copper,” changed all that. The album, best known for the soulful track, “Lightning Crashes,” rocketed to No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and went on…