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Comedy on Tap: Paula Poundstone, Doug Stanhope, Marc Sinodinos

As June comes to a close, it’s another busy comedy week for Buffalo. Here are our top picks:

Paula Poundstone, 7 p.m. June 30 at Asbury Hall at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.). Many people remember Poundstone from the comedy boom of the 1980s. She’s still hitting stand-up stages, has released a  new book, “The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness,” and regularly appears on the NPR show “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” Poundstone also is looking to enter into the podcasting business with “Live from the Poundstone Institute,” set to debut in July. Tickets are $35 advance (box office), $40 at the door. Info:

Doug Stanhope, 8 p.m. June 30 at the Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.). Stanhope’s job title might be comic, but fans look at him as a social philosopher and critic. Known for his candor (his official bio notes his “television resume of dubious achievement”), Stanhope is unafraid to jump into any taboo subject head first while onstage. Tickets are $35 (box office). Info: 

Marc Sinodinos, 8 p.m. July 1 at Rob’s Comedy Playhouse (1340 North Forest Road). A former winner of the Toronto Comedy Festival and native of Niagara Falls, Ont., Sinodinos brings a likable stage presence as he jokes about topics such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses and chest hair. Tickets are $10. Info:

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