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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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Forget elephants. The Walmart truck in the room when Tracy Morgan stepped onstage was this: Will he talk about the accident? It took, oh, about 30 seconds to answer that. “I got hit by a Walmart truck,” Morgan told his near-capacity crowd Friday night in the Seneca Niagara Events Center. (And yes, that’s a slightly edited version of his quote. Consider any quote hereafte…

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The instructions – well, not really instructions, but warmly worded insinuations from publicists doing their job – couldn’t be clearer: When you’re talking to Tracy Morgan, don’t focus on the past. Don’t focus on the 2014 accident that nearly killed him. Don’t dive into the controversies, the apologies, or presumably even the triumphs from his work on “Saturday Night Live,…

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Saturday Night Live alum Tracy Morgan, who has been out of the public eye for a year after suffering serious injuries in a car crash, has recently resumed his career, notably with an appearance as the host of SNL. Western New Yorkers will be able to see the comedian for themselves early next year. Morgan will bring his Picking Up the Pieces tour to the Seneca Niagara Eve…