Helium Comedy Club offering free tickets to Buffalo’s first responders
blog by Ben Kirst • February 16, 2013 @ 7:44pm
Comedian / movie star / television host / former 7 Up pitchman Godfrey is coming to Buffalo next weekend, and if you work as a first responder—law enforcement, firefighter, paramedic—then you get to see the show for free.
Helium Comedy Club (30 Mississippi St., Buffalo) will host Godfrey on (UPDATE: Thursday show has been cancelled) Friday, Feb. 22 or Saturday, Feb. 23 and has announced that all first responders are eligible for free tickets to the well-known funny man’s performances. To get the free passes, simply call the Helium box office at (716) 853-1211 and make the reservation. You will need to have valid first responder identification when you pick up your ticket. Still, the process is a lot easier than pulling someone from a burning building or staring down a jittery addict in a dark alley.
Godfrey will visit Buffalo after wrapping up a series of shows in Denver. February has been an exciting month for the Chicago comic—TruTV announced on Feb. 9 that he and fellow comedian Gary Owen will co-host a new show, Upload, with legendary basketball star Shaquille O’Neal. The show, according to Jimmy Spencer of Bleacher Report, “...is O’Neal unfiltered, as the trio selects the funniest, most outrageous viral clips from the Internet and each host brings to the table his own brand of comedic commentary.” Having seen Shaq’s “humor” on display countless times over the past two decades, Godfrey will have his work cut out for him. Upload is slated to debut on Feb. 21.
Comedy Central is effusive in its praise of the 44-year-old veteran of BET, MTV and some of the edgiest shows on television:
Godfrey is one of the dominant forces on the comedy scene. He is in demand as a headliner at the most prominent comedy clubs across the country—including the Comedy Cellar, Stand-Up NY, the Comic Strip and in Los Angeles, The Laugh Factory and The Improv.
Godfrey is also a veteran of the major comedy tours and festivals including the Lucky Strike Tour in Amsterdam, the Beirut Comedy Tour, the Just for Laughs Comedy Tour: Canada, the Just for Laughs Comedy Tour: Bermuda, all three Just for Laughs Comedy Festivals in Chicago, Toronto and Montreal, and the USO tour featured on Comedy Central.
Worth checking out? Yeah, probably. If you’re not convinced, check out some of Godfrey’s work. Definitely worth the price of admission.
Photo from godfreycomedian.com.