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Buffalo Laugh-Off semifinals start Sunday

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blog by S.J. Velasquez  • 

Laugh until it hurts the next two weekends. Buffalo Laugh-Off, a veritable who’s who of local comics, is closing in on the finals, and you can help decide on the funniest Buffalonian in the lot.

This weekend and next, join a solid lineup of local comics who will do six minutes of material each. These semifinalists are fighting to be the funniest in order to make it to the final round to be held Jan. 9 at Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St. in Buffalo, set to open later this month.

“There are plenty of people in this competition that are going to make a career out of this, so it’s a great oppurtunity for the community to come out and see them now so they can say ‘I remember when’,” said Laugh-Off co-organizer Louis Gee.

The judges’ votes will account for 75 percent of the comics’ scores, and audience members’s combined vote will count for 25 percent of the comics’ final scores.

Buffalo Laugh-Off - semifinals, show one

When: doors at 7:15; show at 8 p.m. Sunday
Where: Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen St., Buffalo
How much: $10
Who’s making you laugh:
Dan Fisher
Chris Scherr
Eric Lingenfelter
Meghan DePonceau
Patrick Wilson
Travis Worth
Brian McBride
Lucas Gardner
Phil Machemer
Brian Herberger
Gary Andrews
Robert J

Buffalo Laugh-Off - semifinals, show two

When: doors at 7:15; show at 8 p.m. Dec. 16
Where: Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen St., Buffalo
How much: $10
Who’s making you laugh:
Kyle Turner
Chris Gullo
Adam Hernandez
Tony P
Rick Matthews
Uncle Trent
Tim Almeter
Tyrone Maclin
Jimi Pidd
Brandon Trusso

TAGGED: comedy, comics, funny, movie maddness, nietzsche’s, stand-up comedy

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