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Maybe you’re the funniest person in your group, but are you the funniest of all Buffalo? Helium Comedy is challenging you to find out, as the club has opened entries for its fourth annual "Buffalo’s Funniest Person" contest. Open to all Buffalo metro residents, the contest requires each contestant to perform about five to six minutes of original material in the first roun…

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It doesn’t take much to get Joey “Coco” Diaz going. During a recent phone interview, the R-rated comedic storyteller fondly recalled his Buffalo connections, from prison to pierogi. “I always thought Buffalo was a very cool city,” he said. “It’s my type of comedy town because it’s a blue collar town.” Diaz hosts “The Church of What’s Happening Now” podcast, often appears…

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It’s been quite a year for comedian Steve Rannazzisi, who returns to Helium Comedy Club for five shows April 14-16. Since his last appearance in Buffalo in March 2015, Rannazzisi wrapped up his role as Kevin McArthur on the FX Network comedy “The League,” where he played a hapless fantasy football commissioner for seven seasons before the show ended in December. While the…

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Julian McCullough, a comedian and co-host of E’s “We Have Issues,” is set to perform five shows at Helium Comedy Club in downtown Buffalo from March 24 to 26. McCullough has performed on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” “Conan” and his own Comedy Central special. He has also been featured at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and won the New York’s Funniest comedy c…

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Comedian Lachlan Patterson, best known for as a runner-up on the 2014 edition of “Last Comic Standing,” is set to headline five shows at Helium Comedy Club from March 18 to 20. A 15-year veteran of the stage, Patterson appeared on the eighth season of “Last Comic Standing,” where he outlasted seven other comedians before getting eliminated in the finals of the show. He ha…

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Kyle Kinane seems poised to make a major breakthrough in comedy. Over the past few years, he’s appeared on Comedy Central, late-night shows and dozens of podcasts. He’s released several albums and specials, most recently 2015’s “I Liked His Old Stuff Better,” and can be seen on the recent Netflix series, “Love.” Kinane returns to Buffalo for three nights at Helium Comedy C…

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If John Witherspoon knows what it takes to break out from the crowd, it’s probably because he came from a family of 11 children. The comedian and “Friday” star returns to Buffalo for five shows at Helium Comedy Club from March 3 to 5. A native of Detroit, Witherspoon grew up with a huge family that indirectly turned him toward a career in entertainment that is going on fo…

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Buffalo audiences have a chance to be a part of comedy audio history this weekend, as “Last Comic Standing” contestant Joe List will perform at Helium Comedy Club Feb. 25-27 to record his comedy album in front of a live audience. A semi-finalist on the 2015 season of “Last Comic Standing,” List has performed stand-up comedy on “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Conan” and…

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Almost since the beginning of his career, Lil Duval has blended comedy with hip-hop to raise his profile between two audiences. He is set to perform five comedy shows at Helium Comedy Club from Feb. 19-21. Inspired by Chris Tucker from his notable role in 1995’s “Friday,” Duval began performing comedy in Atlanta and caught the attention of Cedric the Entertainer in 2001. …

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After only four years, Jameel Key has become one of Buffalo’s fastest rising comedy acts. His first open-mic performance was in 2012, and now Key’s one of the regular hosts at Helium Comedy Club. He also is one of eight comedians performing on the "Laugh Actually” showcase at 8 p.m. Feb. 19 at the 9th Ward at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.). Comedy wasn’t Key’s original pas…

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At the height of his popularity in the late 1980s and early ’90s, WWE superstar Hacksaw Jim Duggan defended the ideals of America with his trusty 2x4 wood block from bad guys like the Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff and Sgt. Slaughter. Now a member of the WWE Hall of Fame, Duggan returns to Buffalo for a pair of shows at Helium Comedy Club on Feb. 3 and 1811 Comics on Feb. 7. …

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Washington, D.C. native Donnell Rawlings once did a favor for another comic, Neal Brennan. Brennan returned the favor when he hired Rawlings for his new project, “Chappelle’s Show,” a Dave Chappelle-led sketch show that became a huge hit in the mid-2000s. Rawlings is excited to return to Buffalo for a full weekend of shows at Helium Comedy Club. Question: What inspired yo…

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Comedian Josh Wolf has had a prolific and varied career. In addition to stand-up comedy, he’s written for shows like “My Name is Earl,” “Raising Hope” and “Chelsea Lately”; authored his memoir, “It Takes Balls,” about his time as a single dad; and last year hosted the short-lived CMT late-night program, “The Josh Wolf Show.” He currently interviews people from all walks of…