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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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If the first few weeks of July are any indication, there is a comedy show designed to appeal to everyone. Fans of traditional standup comedy should check out Sommore, who performs at 8 p.m. July 8 at Shea’s Performing Arts Center (646 Main St.). Sommore has taken her comedy with sets on “ComicView,” “Def Comedy Jam” and the “Queens of Comedy” tour to the silver screen w…

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Not only is the Ultimate Fighting Championship making its long anticipated return to Buffalo with a major card at KeyBank Center on April 8, but fight-night commentator, podcaster and comedian Joe Rogan will tickle funny bones with two shows at Shea’s Performing Arts Center on April 7. Mixed-martial arts and comedy have always been a part of Rogan’s life. He began pract…

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When Brian Herberger was growing up in North Buffalo, he loved watching comedy. But Herberger thought the closest he could come to it in Western New York was getting a job as a bartender to watch local stand-up shows. Now Herberger will tell jokes in front of thousands of people when he opens for Sebastian Maniscalco on March 25 at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. He’s al…

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While many people are buying tickets to see Buffalo native Brian Herberger open at Shea's Performing Arts Center, headliner Sebastian Maniscalco is enough to move sales on his own. Billing himself as “half-Sicilian, half Italian,”  Maniscalco is ready to bring the laughs to the sold-out Shea’s comedy show March 25. The Chicago-born comedian moved to Los Angeles in the e…

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Each week Buffalo News photographers bring you a visual recap of the former week through the pictures and stories of WNY, highlights of news, entertainment and sports. We hope you enjoy a second look, from high school sports and the Bills - to a closer look at Shea's Buffalo Theatre and SWAT training. Hang Ten - Scott Pearson takes to the air as he kitesurfs off Hamburg…

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Among ’80s hits seemingly ripe for stage adaptations, few would seem to fit the bill better than “Dirty Dancing,” the endlessly quotable and quintessentially American take on teenage longing in the age of Reagan. Think of the possibilities: the period choreography; the simmering sexual tension; the jean shorts. And think of the tantalizing theatrical challenges, such as h…

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Among ’80s hits seemingly ripe for stage adaptations, few would seem to fit the bill better than “Dirty Dancing,” the endlessly quotable and quintessentially American take on teenage longing in the age of Reagan. Think of the possibilities: the period choreography; the simmering sexual tension; the jean shorts. And think of the tantalizing theatrical challenges, such as h…

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The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Peter and the Wolf” at 2:30 p.m. April 17 in Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Circle). This is a comical story about Little Red Riding Hood that is great for kids of all ages. Tickets range from $9 for kids to $18.50 for adults. Tickets and info here. Why you should check out this event: THE BPO is awesome and Kleinhans is stun…

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It's a new song, a new album and new summer tour for Maxwell - and he's coming here. The R&B and soul star, who just released his first new song in seven years, "Lake by the Ocean," has announced a concert at 7:30 p.m. July 6 in Shea's Performing Arts Center (646 Main St.). Tickets are $105.50, $85.50, $65.50, $55.50 and go on sale at noon April 22 through the Shea's…

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It's a new song, a new album and new summer tour for Maxwell - and he's coming here. The R&B and soul star, who just released his first new song in seven years, "Lake by the Ocean," has announced a concert at 7:30 p.m. July 6 in Shea's Performing Arts Center (646 Main St.). Tickets are $105.50, $85.50, $65.50, $55.50 and go on sale at noon April 22 through the Shea's…

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1) Thawfest, 6 to 9 p.m. April 8 in Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.). General admission is $39, while VIPs pay $59. Commentary: Mother Nature is cruel sometimes. For example, an anticipated event like Thawfest is greeted with snow, wind and temperatures in the 20s. [See photos from the Madd Tiki Winter Luau, a recent spring-themed event in RiverWorks] Don't fret! The…

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1) Thawfest, 6 to 9 p.m. April 8 in Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.). General admission is $39, while VIPs pay $59. Commentary: Mother Nature is cruel sometimes. For example, an anticipated event like Thawfest is greeted with snow, wind and temperatures in the 20s. [See photos from the Madd Tiki Winter Luau, a recent spring-themed event in RiverWorks] Don't fret! The…

Family

I wrestled with taking my 4-year-old, Emma to see "The Wizard of Oz," now on stage at Shea's Performing Arts Center.  I decided to go for it, mainly because she has watched the movie quite a few times and also has enjoyed a live high school performance in the past. So, we were off to see the Wizard. And the rest of the gang. I did wish showtime was a bit earlier (it was …

Family

I wrestled with taking my 4-year-old, Emma to see "The Wizard of Oz," now on stage at Shea's Performing Arts Center.  I decided to go for it, mainly because she has watched the movie quite a few times and also has enjoyed a live high school performance in the past. So, we were off to see the Wizard. And the rest of the gang. I did wish showtime was a bit earlier (it was …