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Funny business continues as the last weekend of March brings another group of talented comedians into Buffalo. Here are our picks for the week: Steve Rannazzisi returns to Buffalo to headline Helium Comedy Club for five shows March 28-30. The veteran comedian and star of the popular FX comedy series “The League” has written, produced and performed two Comedy Central spe…

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Winter drags on as does another frustrating Sabres season, but there's good comedy to lighten the moods in Buffalo for the week. Here are our picks: Stand-up comic Dan Soder returns to Helium Comedy Club to headline five shows March 21-23. Soder has released a few comedy specials, including “Not Special” on Comedy Central, and has lent his comedic talents to “Inside Amy…

There are lots of options if you want to include laughter in your St. Patrick’s Day weekend, as here are our picks for the week of March 14-20. Legendary veteran comedian John Witherspoon returns to Buffalo for five shows at Helium Comedy Club. A native of Detroit, Witherspoon has been performing in entertainment for decades, and gained a new audience of fans with scene…

This weekend’s comedy lineup features a little drag, but offers plenty of options. Here’s our picks for March 7-9: Veteran comedian Christopher Titus comes to Helium Comedy Club in Buffalo for five shows March 7-9. Titus is acclaimed for his raw, emotional and biographical comedy, whether it’s onstage or when he produced and starred in his highly praised television show…

Ring in March with a roar of laughter with our comedy recommendations for the weekend: Rising comedian Ryan Hamilton comes to Buffalo to headline five shows at Helium Comedy Club. Hamilton has made several appearances on many of the top comedy shows over the past few years, including “Last Comic Standing,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Conan,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbe…

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There are lots of options for live comedy this weekend to help you close out February with big laughs. Here are our picks for the week: Helium Comedy Club in downtown Buffalo will host Los Angeles comedian Samuel J. Comroe for six headlining shows Feb. 21-23. After a breakthrough performance on the TBS show “Conan,” Comroe has appeared on BET’s “Real Husbands of Hollywo…

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If the winter weather is driving you stir crazy, there are several great options for comedy in Buffalo this weekend. Here are our picks: Comedian and “America’s Got Talent” runner-up Drew Lynch is set to headline five shows from Feb. 7 to 9 at the downtown Buffalo club. Lynch had an unconventional path to success, initially moving to Los Angeles with aspirations of bein…

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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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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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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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High quality laughs are planned for the Buffalo area in mid-October. Here’s what we’re eyeing up this week: Helium Comedy Club in Buffalo has a full-lineup of shows this week, highlighted by stand-up comic Donnell Rawlings. Rawlings was one of the breakout stars of the critically acclaimed “Chappelle’s Show” and has appeared in countless movies and television shows, inc…

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The fall comedy season is in full swing, with a club show happening every night this week. Here are our recommendations for Oct. 11-17. “MADtv” star Aries Spears returns to Buffalo with six shows over four nights at Helium Comedy Club from Oct. 11 to 14.  The veteran comedian broke out on the former Fox sketch series with a number of impressions, including Jesse Jackson…