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Greg Farley, 8 p.m. March 16, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $7. Roots artist Greg Farley will be making a pit stop at the downtown music venue. Formerly a 10-year member of the Catskills-bred, Americana act the Felice Brothers, the working-class musician has since moved on to peruse his own solo project following his long stint as the group's fiddle player. While …

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Buffalo has warmly embraced a comedy resurgence in recent years, as national headlining acts continue to make stops in the area. Here are several noteworthy comedians scheduled to perform locally to highlight the fall season. Eddie Izzard, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, Amherst. With style, wit and honesty, Izzard has crafted a uniq…

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Lots of people are returning to school this week, but thankfully there’s lots of places to take the edge off with a little comedy. Here are our picks for Sept. 6-12. One of the hardest tricks in comedy is good improv, and fortunately a group of masters come to the University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts for “Whose Live Anyway?” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10. The current cas…

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If brevity is the soul of wit, then Demetri Martin is as soulful as they come. The Los Angeles comedian is known for his absurdist humor and turns of phrase that have made him a comedy star. Martin brings his  “Let’s Get Awkward” tour to the area at 8 p.m. Oct. 7 in the University at Buffalo’s Center for the Arts. A former correspondent for “The Daily Show,” Martin has …

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It’s probably just a coincidence, but comedian Jeff Jefferies is set to visit Buffalo in February as part of his “Unusual Punishment” tour. The Australian funny man first came to prominence after he was attacked onstage while performing. That story made it into his DVD special, “Contraband,” and he later gained even greater fame after an HBO comedy special. His observat…

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It’s hard to overstate the importance of the funny group of the British invasion: Monty Python, an absurdist television sketch troupe that developed an American following and inspired generations of comedians and comedy writers. Founding member John Cleese comes to the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts as part of its Distinguished Speakers Series Dec. 9. Also kn…

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Comedian Chris D’Elia has taken it to another level over the past few years. Growing up in Los Angeles, D’Elia was able to find some early work as an actor with small parts on “Chicago Hope,” “Boston Legal” and “Monk.” He started doing standup comedy in the L.A. area in 2006. D’Elia is a fast learner. D’Elia spent the past few years as a prolific stand-up. His latest…

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With a unique look, voice and material, comedian Steven Wright is one of those performers that after seeing him once, you will never forget him. His stand-up career includes various specials and the albums, “I Have a Pony” and “I Still Have a Pony.” He’s also acted, written and directed various projects, including his 1989 Academy Award-winning short film “The Appointments…

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Colin Mochrie has made a career of making it up as he goes along – literally. An accomplished comedic improviser who’s worked with the famed Second City troupe in Toronto and featured on the ABC show “Who’s Line is it Anyway?”, Mochrie talked up the mantra of improv, “Yes, and …,” during a recent phone interview. “Yes, and …” allows improv performers to suggest a scenario…

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Colin Mochrie has made a career of making it up as he goes along – literally. An accomplished comedic improviser who’s worked with the famed Second City troupe in Toronto and featured on the ABC show “Who’s Line is it Anyway?”, Mochrie talked up the mantra of improv, “Yes, and …,” during a recent phone interview. “Yes, and …” allows improv performers to suggest a scenario…

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The comedy career of David Cross has been long and multifaceted: he can be silly one minute, caustic the next. Local audiences can see for themselves when Cross brings his “Making America Great Again” stand-up tour to the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. March 19. During a recent phone interview, Cross explained his return to stand-up came after a recen…