With all the exciting events going on year-round, you'll never run out of things to do in Buffalo! From the Taste of Buffalo, Allentown Art Festival, Garden Walk Buffalo and the National Buffalo Wing Festival to free outdoor music concerts and ethnic food festivals of every stripe, our special events and festivals bring in visitors from all over the world.

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ComedySportz Buffalo

Friday, Mar. 22nd - Saturday, Sep. 5th
$9 – $12; 7:30pm

ComedySportz – Buffalo’s Longest-Running Comedy Show, is improvisational comedy played as a sport. Two teams of professional comedians compete for laughs and points while a referee calls fouls and gets suggestions from you, the loyal fans. At the end of the night, only one team heads home victorious.  Everything is improvised, no scripts or pre-planned scenes. That’s why a ComedySportz match wouldn’t be possible without your suggestions (make sure they’re clean, or the referee will call the Brown Bag Foul on you.)  ComedySportz matches are all ages events – they’re clean enough for grandma and funny enough for a night out with friends.

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CSz Buffalo After Hours

Saturday, Mar. 23rd - Saturday, Aug. 31st
$9 – $12; From: 09:30 PM to 10:45 PM

CSz After Hours is our Saturday late night show. Every Saturday at 9:30 after ComedySportz.  These shows often have strong language and adult themes and are, therefore, reserved for the 18+ audience.

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Steve Rannazzisi

Thursday, Mar. 28th - Saturday, Mar. 30th
$25 – $33; Thurs: 8 PM, Fri & Sat: 7:30 & 10 PM

Steve Rannazzisi is one of the funniest stand-up comics working today, having honed his craft as a regular at the world-famous Comedy Store in L.A. for over a decade. Known best as Shiva-blasting commissioner Kevin McArthur from the hit FXX show “The League,” Rannazzisi has two well-received hour-long Comedy Central specials to his name, “Steve Rannazzisi: Manchild” and “Breaking Dad.”

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Red Blazer Men’s Chorus Varieties

Friday, Mar. 29th - Saturday, Mar. 30th
$10 – $20; Fri: 7:30 PM, Sat: 2 PM

The Red Blazer Men’s Chorus, a 45 member, 4-part harmony men’s chorus, will perform their annual variety show with a repertoire that includes everything from barbershop to old standards to Broadway to pop music.  Putting on a variety show as opposed to a standard choral concert, the group performs with an orchestra, has several themed sets of music, makes multiple costume changes and does comedy skits between sets as well as small group performances and dancing.  The group’s mission is to encourage, develop and promote the advancement of male choral music; to serve our members and the general public and to generate community interest in male choral music and in the theatrical arts through the public presentation of concerts and performances.

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Philly Plowden

Saturday, Mar. 30th
$12; 7:30 & 9:30 PM

One word to describe this week’s act: “Class.”  That was the word that kept coming up as the judges kept advancing the hysterical comedy of Philly Plowden. If you are a fan of America’s Got Talent, you will remember Philly as he moved into the final rounds of Season 2 and was asked back on Season 3.  This lovable comic keeps it on the PG side of things which has made him a huge draw from coast to coast. 

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The “Scared Scriptless” Tour

Friday, Apr. 5th
$39 – $54; Starting: 7:30 PM

Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood take to the live stage to create hilarious and original scenes in their two-man show. Known by TV audiences for their work on Whose Line is it Anyway?, Colin & Brad improvise new material every night from audience suggestions and participation. “Interactive” in every sense of the word, Colin & Brad will take the audience on a comedic high-wire act…just like a live version of Whose Line! Get ready for a night of non-stop laughter for all ages!

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Aziz Ansari: “Road to Nowhere”

Wednesday, Apr. 24th
$40 – $70; Starting: 7:00 PM

Indian-American actor and comedian Aziz Ansari has won over audiences with his work in TV and stand-up comedy specials.  Ansari started performing stand-up in New York during his college years. In 2007, he debuted his first comedy series, Giant Human, on MTV. He landed a supporting part on the popular sitcom Parks and Recreation in 2009. That same year he launched Master of None, and went on to snag Emmy and Golden Globe wins for his work on the show.

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John Cleese: Why There is No Hope

Monday, May. 20th
$69 – $300; Starting: 7:30 PM

Come spend a hilarious evening with the “One and Only” John Cleese. John is a legendary comedic actor best known for “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” “Fawlty Towers” and “A Fish Called Wanda.” “The world’s funniest man” first made his mark as a member of the legendary Monty Python troupe in the 1960s and has gone on to write, produce, direct and star in some of the greatest comedic hits of the last forty years.

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Lucille Ball Comedy Festival

Wednesday, Aug. 7th - Sunday, Aug. 11th

The National Comedy Center, the nation’s first museum and visitor experience dedicated to the comedic arts, announced that Sebastian Maniscalco and John Mulaney will headline the 2019 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival.  The festival events will be a lineup celebrating comedy’s contemporary stars, rising voices, and historic legacies. 

“We could not be more pleased to announce that two of the most in-demand stand-up comedians touring today — Sebastian Maniscalco and John Mulaney — will be performing as we mark the first anniversary of the National Comedy Center this August,” said Journey Gunderson, National Comedy Center Executive Director. “This is a great opportunity to experience the best of live comedy by night, after experiencing the story of comedy –- across all eras and genres –- by day, with a trip to the National Comedy Center and the Festival.”

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