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Finesse Mitchell brings the laughs to Helium - VIDEO

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Saturday Night Live alum, Finesse Mitchell will be performing here in Buffalo on Friday and Saturday at Helium Comedy Club.

The versatile actor and…

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Best of SXSW - PHOTOS

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With warm temperatures and some of the world’s most creative minds together, our visit to Austin for SXSW Interactive festival was one of the best yet.

Here, we have…

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Turning laughs into pageviews - SXSW DAY 5

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SXSW Interactive is filled with the typical media, tech and startup folks, but there’s also a good number of comedic types who show up, drawing massive crowds at panels and lines seemingly miles long at book signings.

Comedians—some of whom qualifying…

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Late-night comedy returns to Road Less Traveled Theater

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Saturday nights will get even funnier this fall when Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) welcomes Alemaedae Theater and its new late‚Äźnight series, SNLMAO (Saturday Night Laugh My @ss Off), a weekly sketch…

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Talk this way

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That nasally Buffalo accent of yours is taking over America—and, yes, you have a Buffalo accent, whether or not you can detect it in your own speech. “Hooked on Phonics” failed us.

Slate writer Rob Mifsud did a…

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Kristen Wiig talks WNY roots

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Recently retired “Saturday Night Live” alumna Kristen Wiig may be a Hollywood big-timer now, but the quirky comedian had a bit of a rough entertainment start in Western…

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‘Lawrence Welk Show’ ruins Buffalo anthems

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A Buzzfeed contributor posted a bad, bad "Lawrence Welk Show" rendition of "Bad, Bay Leroy Brown" over the weekend, and it brought back a wave of memories from my childhood.

My mom and I used to watch the show when I was really little, during the day when…

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Kristen Wiig’s last [SNL] laughs - VIDEO

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Rochester native Kristen Wiig and two “Saturday Night Live” co-stars are rumored to have shot their last live scenes for the iconic NBC sketch comedy show.

Although there’s been no official word of their departures from the show, Wiig, Andy…

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It’s not funny: No comedian leaves Canisius considering bingo as last resort

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The Student Programming Board announced they will not host a big-name comedian at Canisius this spring. The $54,393 funds for this event will be returned to the Undergraduate Student Association allocation pool. SPB plans to submit a budget request for a replacement…

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SNL meets UB

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He’s hosted the ESPY awards, he was the keynote speaker the White House Correspondent’s dinner and now he’s coming to Buffalo.

Seth Meyers of Saturday Night Live fame will be in Buffalo this weekend for an evening of standup comedy. The…

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SNL’s Seth Meyers to perform at UB

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Lead “Saturday Night Live” writer Seth Meyers is stopping by UB on Feb. 25 for an evening of standup comedy, and tickets go on sale this Friday.

Meyers, anchor of the…

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You know who Tim Tebow is, right?

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This past week’s Saturday Night Live skit centered around Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, perhaps the most polarizing figure in sports…

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Darrell Hammond does UB

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{video_photo_caption}Darrell Hammond at Sean Connery in SNL's Celebrity Jeopardy skit.

Known for his impersonations of President Bill Clinton, Sean Connery, Donald Trump and Al Gore—just to name a few—Darrell Hammond was the longest-running Saturday Night Live cast member in the show’s…

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SNL skit mocks Buffalo broadcast news stations

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Some Buffalonians are in denial about our nasally accents and exaggerated vowels. I’ve had a few friends insist, “We talk like they do on TV!”

Well, that begs the question, “What TV station?” Because if you’re watching any…

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Nickelodeon to re-air ‘90s shows

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Those of us born in the ‘80s who watched Nickelodeon in the ‘90s—we know good children’s television programming. There was none of this Wubbzy garbage. We were watching “Salute Your Shorts” and “Doug.” And before Kenan…

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