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Comedy on Tap: Kevin Hart, Pete Correale, PJ Walsh

As the weather warms up, one of the hottest comedy acts in the world comes to Buffalo during the first week of May.

Here are our picks for the three best comedy shows in the next few days:

Kevin Hart has certainly earned his current star status. His most recent movie, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” was one of the biggest hits of 2017, and last year’s memoir, “I Can’t Make This Up,” was a New York Times bestseller.

Hart is one of the few comedians who can fill entire arenas, and his “Irresponsible” tour is no different. He makes another stop at KeyBank Center at 7 p.m. May 6. Tickets range from $129 to $39, and more info may be found here.

[Related: Tim O'Shei's review of Kevin Hart's visit in 2015]

Over at Helium Comedy Club (30 Mississippi St.), Pete Correale is set to headline five shows over three nights, May 3-5. The comic has appeared on several late-night talk shows, including “The Tonight Show” and “The Late Show,” and wrote, produced and performed on a Comedy Central special, “The Things We Do For Love.”

Correale is also one of the voices behind the weekly “Pete and Sebastian Show” podcast, which he co-hosts with Sebastian Maniscalco. Correale will perform at Helium at 8 p.m. May 3, and 7:30 and 10 p.m. shows May 4 and 5. Tickets range from $17-$24, and more info may be found here.

Finally, PJ Walsh will perform at Rob’s Comedy Playhouse in Getzville (1340 N. Forest Road) for two shows May 5. A former opener for Larry the Cable Guy and the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour,” Walsh draws upon his veteran military experience in comedy. This includes not only performing for troops all around the world, but also working to promote various charitable initiatives.

General admission tickets are $12, with more details here.

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