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 silver screen with appearances in “Friday After Next,” “Soul Plane” and “Dirty Laundry.” Comedians Red Grant, Rodney Perry, Damon Williams and Rob Allen will also perform. Tickets range from $40 to $60. Info: sheas.org
If you’re looking for special onstage guests made of felt and wood, comedian impressionist and puppeteer Terry Fator headlines a show at 7 p.m. July 7 at the Seneca Niagara Casino Events Center in Niagara Falls. The former “America’s Got Talent” winner is fresh off his show residency at the Mirage in Las Vegas and he’s bringing his popular characters Winston, Julius, Walter T. Airdale and Johnny Vegas to the Falls. Fator also has new bits involving Elton John and President Donald Trump. Tickets range from $35 to $170. Info: senecaniagaracasino.com
If one of your favorite things in comedy is to hear somebody get verbally ripped to shreds, the Roast Battle Buffalo shows are for you. Inspired by the hit Comedy Central show, the Roast Battle shows feature eight local comedians facing off against one another as they insult, jab and burn their opponent. Performers include former Buffalo’s Funniest Person contest winners and finalists Rick Matthews, Kevin Thomas Jr., Clayton Williams, Brandon Trusso and Allie Brady. The fight goes down at 8 p.m. July 8 and 15 at the Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.) with a championship round on July 29. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of the show. Info: tralfmusichall.com
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