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Pete Correale, a comedian who has lived in Manhattan, the Hollywood Hills, and now the small rural village of Fredonia, was doing a stand-up show last month in Youngstown, Ohio. Before Correale took the stage, a fan approached and asked for advice on podcasting. It’s a medium Correale knows well. He’s the co-host of “The Pete and Sebastian Show,” a podcast that doubles …

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The last week of January will prove to be major for local comedy fans, as several big acts will take the stages in several venues. Here’s what’s going on: Jerry Seinfeld returns to Buffalo with two sold-out shows at at 7 and 9 p.m. Jan. 26 in Shea’s Performing Arts Center. Seinfeld is one of the most successful and popular comedians in history, thanks in part to his cre…

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A diverse field of comedy comes to the area this week. Here's what we're eyeing up: D.L. Hughley returns to Buffalo for five shows over three nights at Helium Comedy Club, from Jan. 18 to 20. A veteran comedian, actor, writer and familiar voice for social commentary, Hughley has worked on stage, film, television, radio and literature. As of late, he is the host of the a…

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While lots of places slow down between Christmas and New Year’s, local comedy venues are expecting a big week with great shows planned. Here’s what we’re eyeing up this week: Buffalo comic Joe Pera has grown a devoted fan base over the past two years with appearances on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and his acclaimed Adult Swim show. The soft-spoken comic returns to Buf…

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It's the weekend before Christmas when all through Buffalo, audiences will be laughing to a mix of national headliners and native comedians home for the holidays. Here’s a look at the comedy lineup this week: Helium Comedy Club in Buffalo will feature two headliners over three nights Dec. 20-22. HBO “All Def Comedy” performer and viral video comic Ryan Davis will perfor…

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There are still plenty of chances to enjoy laugh-filled entertainment in Buffalo before the holidays. Check out our recommendations for the weekend: Chris Porter gets the weekend started early with a performance on Dec. 12 at Buffalo’s Helium Comedy Club. Then he has  three more shows there on Dec. 13 and 14. Porter was a finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and has …

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Cult fave John Waters made good on his promise "to try to put the "X" back into Xmas" Friday, delivering a raunchy show to an amused and often guffawing audience Friday at Babeville's Asbury Hall. Waters entered to a hero's applause from the near-capacity audience. He offered a fast-paced, 70-minute stand-up routine, and then answered questions for a half-hour on a stag…

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This December week sees a stronger than usual lineup of comedy in the Buffalo area. Here are our picks for the weekend: If you’re a fan of Ilana Glazer, we hope you already got tickets to her four shows at Helium Comedy Club Dec. 7-8, because they’ve been sold out for a while. What’s the big deal? Glazer is the producer and star of Comedy Central’s acclaimed “Broad C…

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New Jersey native Jay Mewes was a roofer who was helping his friend Kevin Smith film a small, extremely low budget movie 25 years ago. Little did Mewes know that it was a life-changing decision for him, a career-defining moment in 1994’s “Clerks” that led him to his current role as a beloved pop culture personality. “It’s been pretty surreal,” said Mewes, who returns to…

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Tom Green, the Canadian comedian who pushed the boundaries of good taste with his sketch talk show on MTV in 2000, continues to thrive onstage as a stand-up personality. Green returns to Buffalo for four shows at Helium Comedy Club Nov. 23 and 24. The comic said he's looking forward to returning to Buffalo, and his cherry milk stout beer will be available to drink at He…

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Last time Bill Engvall was in the Buffalo area was just prior to the 2016 presidential election. Now he returns to North Tonawanda’s Riviera Theatre on Nov. 18, just after the hotly contested midterms. Despite the coincidental timing, Engvall promises audiences a hilarious break from all the national debate. “In my show, there is no politics,” Engvall said during a rece…

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The second week of November brings a packed week of comedy in the Buffalo area. Here are the shows we’re eyeing up this week: Whether you know him from stand-up, his work on the influential cult sketch series “Mr. Show” or his numerous roles in movies and television programs, David Cross is one of the pillars of modern comedy. Cross’ sardonic style was a key element in …

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Street parking might become more limited in November, but not comedy, as a full lineup is set to perform throughout the Buffalo area during the first weekend of the month. Here’s what we’re eyeing up: Theo Von will headline five stand-up comedy shows from Nov. 1-3 at Helium Comedy Club in downtown Buffalo. Von has his own Netflix comedy special, “No Offense,” and is the…

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It’s Halloween weekend in the City of Good Neighbors, and there are several fun comedy shows scheduled for both tricks and treats. Here’s our preview: New York City comedian Andrew Schulz brings a brash, streetwise edge to his stand-up, as he’s set to headline five shows at Helium Comedy Club. Schulz is the co-host of “The Brilliant Idiots” podcast and has also appeared…

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Another day, another show added to comedian Sebastian Maniscalco's run at Shea's. The stand-up juggernaut sold out 7 and 9:30 p.m. shows Feb. 1, then added a 7 p.m. show Feb. 2 in an announcement late last week. Now, Maniscalco has tacked on a fourth show, at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at Shea's Buffalo Theatre (646 Main St.). Tickets, which go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 26, r…