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Hannibal Buress playing Buffalo tonight - no joke

Comedian Hannibal Buress is playing Buffalo tonight, in a last-minute booking that materialized Friday morning. It's not an April Fools joke.

The show starts 10 p.m. in Waiting Room (334 Delaware Ave.) To purchase tickets, which are $30 apiece, go to

"Around 10:30 a.m., [Buress'] agent called me looking for a gig tonight," explained Dennis Ferry, talent buyer for After Dark Entertainment. After a little maneuvering of the venue's schedule, After Dark managed to find a late-night spot for a barebones standing comedy show.

Buress, who released his first comedy album in 2010, was a writer for Saturday Night Live from 2009 to 2010. He's been featured on Comedy Central's "Broad City."

He became better known nationally after part of his standup routine noted that Bill Cosby, who dispensed moral advice to young black men, had been repeatedly accused of rape.

"I love the irony of this happening on April Fools Day," Ferry admitted, with a laugh.


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