About Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

Debut Installment: What I SHOULDA Said

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THESE WORDS ARE MY OWN AND DO NOT REFLECT THE OPINION OF HELIUM COMEDY

By Kristen Becker

We all have those moments. Someone pisses you off, you react with a decent jab, they respond, and, unless you are both Neanderthals, you go your separate ways. As a comedian, it usually happens in the form of a heckler.  As a person who roams the earth, this happens in my day to day as well. I am notorious for having the ability to go from low blood pressure to heart attack level blood pressure in about 1.5 seconds. It is just how I am wired. Nothing bothers me, UNTIL IT DOES. I have spent some time in the last year or so learning how to hold it in as much as possible, to avoid verbally browbeating someone in public. People tell me it is how you make friends, so I am trying. Here is the thing. I can do it, for about an hour. Then my brain just repeats the stupid thing you said to me, and then I spend 4 hours in my bed at night trying to fall asleep. I can’t fall asleep, though. Oh no. I need to recap that exchange from 7 p.m. and come up with 17 more ways to insult you. Some people use chamomile tea to fall asleep. I make up insults until drowsy. To each his own.

Enter What I SHOULDA Said (WISS). I hope to use this segment as half writing exercise, half decompression technique, half teachable moment. (I know that’s 3 halves, asshole. It’s a comedy website).

SCENARIO ONE: It’s your first time at open mic and you don’t know how to act. So you act out.

Last Wednesday I attended a Storytellers show, followed by an open mic. The newbie in question introduced himself to me outside the venue. This is where the word “homo” slipped the first time. I let it go. I knew by looking at him that he used the word. (Note to white folks in the majority: gays, Jews and black folks already know you are a bigot before you let the word slip out of your mouth; it’s part of our evolution, to recognize a threat in disguise). I figured I’d give him the benefit of the doubt. I assumed he was nervous and he just let an ol’ favorite slip out of his mouth.

The storytellers show went off without a hitch and near the end as I was onstage wrapping it up, newbie needs attention and babbles something incoherent. SOMEHOW he got back to “homo” again. I don’t even remember how that worked its way back in, other than his love for the word. I crack a few jokes, audience applauds, problem silenced. If only we could be that lucky. Open mic starts; there are a few chirps from his table, standard obnoxiousness. I could hear the waiter struggling to explain “inside voice” to them when ordering at a show. The idea that anything could be more important than them seemed to escape these fellas. Things were definitely getting worse, which usually happens when booze is involved.

I held out. I bit my tongue. I KNEW the offender was going onstage. I hoped this would give him the attention he needed and would teach him what it is like on the stage.

He went onstage. When he was finished he went back to sitting in the audience, and got even more annoying.

What did I do?

When I couldn’t take it anymore I yelled. “Shut up and get the FUCK out.”

(He did, and the audience cheered).

WISS:

Listen buddy, I know it is your first time doing comedy and you don’t know how to act. However, I don’t think it is your first time at life because you can’t grow a gut like that overnight. When I first met you I let that homophobic slur slip, I gave you the benefit of the doubt. I too was once new at comedy. I let you figuratively jerk off from your chair into other audience members’ faces because I knew it would only be a few more minutes and then you would get the attention you so desired. Your FIVE minutes of glory! This should calm the beast, I thought.

I gave you attention, we all did. I gave you FIVE MINUTES (you took 6 ½, whatevs).

We amplified your voice, elevated you two feet above the rest of the people in the room! We shone bright lights on you. Lights SO bright, it is as if no one else existed BUT you. YOU GOT YOUR ATTENTION.

What did you do with that privilege? You said “fuck” 37 times, and “shit” 13. When not saying fuck or shit, you spit draft beer into the mic while making multiple fake “farting” noises. Like a fart noise was your “GIT R DONE”. I can’t wait to see your T-shirts.

You may be wondering how I, in the green room, behind a curtain, watching the show on a monitor, could tell how annoying you were? I would like to take full credit and say that it is because I am a pro and have a fine tuned ability to read energy in a room and react accordingly. While this is true, it’s mostly because THAT’S HOW OBNOXIOUS YOU WERE. I could FEEL it from another room.

Did you hear how people cheered as you left? If you ever want to hear that in a complimentary way, put down the booze, grow a set, and try to learn. Also, leave your asshole friends at home. They don’t help you. They are insecure because you are trying something out of your comfort zone and they are stuck in paranoid sameness. At least that is what I assume. Why else would your friend witness you being such an ass and then think he was going to “complain to the manager” and make sure we “knew who he was”?

You’re welcome. Please make recommended adjustments before returning.

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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Comedy Class Begins August 4th!

Comedian Kristen Becker Is announcing a brand NEW stand up comedy course, designed to teach industry basics to those interested in pursuing comedy as a career or as a fun way to develop public speaking skills. Becker recently returned from across country Stand Up tour and is a working professional. She has been formally trained at the Humber School of Comedy, in Toronto, which boasts an impressive list of cohorts (Eugene Levy, Colin Mochrie and a few Kids In The Hall have sat on the Board of Directors) and professors (Robin Duke, of SNL fame, is one of many)

In addition, and perhaps even more notable, Becker has been running the Doin’ Time comedy showcase, Buffalo’s longest running comedy open mic in the WNY area for the past 6 years, and is considered to be a driving force of the recent resurgence of comedy in the region.

Recent graduates of Becker’s class have gone on to form the Rust Belt Comedy Tour And have been featured in GUSTO weekly arts paper

Recent graduate Chet Wild says, “Kristen Becker’s comedy class will give you the instruction on comedy writing and confidence to get on stage that you need to ensure a funny first time on stage”

Classes will include the basics of joke writing and performance, as well as introduction to the business of marketing yourself as a performer. The course will run 5 weeks, for $135 with a $50 deposit due at registration. Classes held in downtown Buffalo (at the Vault ArtHouse 702 Main Street) culminating in a graduation showcase to be held at Nietzsche’s, Doin’ Time comedy showcase, and a recording of your set.

Check out the interview WBFO did

So You Wanna Be the Next Jerry Seinfeld?

Email: becker@kristenbecker.com

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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MovieMaddness Podcast–Movie Reviews and More.

Problem number one, you need to escape the heat. So you decide to go to the air conditioned Cinema. Problem solved. Wrong. New problem. You’re not sure which one to see and you didn’t spend most of the week keeping your inner demons under wraps so you wouldn’t get fired just to waste money on a piece of self indulgent clap trap. So listen to MovieMaddness podcast and they will tell you which one to see. They must be right or they wouldn’t go to the trouble of recording it. Problem solved until you sit down in the theater and someone behind you starts talking loudly and you don’t have the nerve to tell them to shut-up. But we can’t solve all your problems.

www.Moviemaddnessblog.wordpress.com

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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Doin’ Time Tuesdays 7/3/12

Doin’ Time comedy has been home to the best in up and coming comedy in Buffalo. In addition to bringing in the big names, the weekly open mic is one of the most popular in the city.

Hosted by Kate Anderson

With

Rufus
Rizzo
Adam Hernandez
Kyle Turner
Jimmy LeChase
Josh Potter
Eric Lingenfelter
Chet Wild
Rick Matthews
Tyrone Maclin
Mark Walton

EVERY TUESDAY
Nietzsche’s
248 Allen Street
8pm
$5

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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O’Comedy at O’Connell’s 6/30/12

Eat, drink, and guffaw at O’Comedy!

Laugh the night away during a night of stand up comedy at
O’Connell’s featuring Buffalo’s most hilarious comics—paired, of course, with delicious food and drinks from O’Connell’s American Bistro.

This O’Comedy will include:

PATRICK WILSON-

Patrick Wilson is a man that you need to know. A regular Buffalo man with a side of craziness. Patrick Wilson will make you laugh until you cry of happiness.

JOE SPENCE-

Joe is quite new to the Buffalo comedy scene, but he is ready to make you laugh at his quirky observations.

KATE ANDERSON-

Kate has been around the Buffalo Comedy scene for years. She brings a fresh vision to the comedy stage due to the fact that she loves to talk about some of the funkier things in life.

CHET WILD-

Mr. Wild is a veteran comedian. His dedication to the art of comedy is apparent after seeing him once.

“As funny and original as anyone I’ve seen on stage.”
– Ted Greenberg, Emmy Award-winning writer for David Letterman

“One of the funniest and hardest working comics out there!”
– Mark Ippolito, Manager/Booker, ‘The Comedy Club’ in Rochester

“I recently worked with Chet Wild. Not only was Chet really funny, but was able to open the show with really clean material. My Full House fans were laughing their faces off even before I hit the stage.”
– Dave Coulier, Stand-Up Comic (TV’s “Full House”)

Chet has also opened for Louie Anderson,
Dom Irrera, and the late Patrice ONeal.

and your host TONY RIZZO.

Doors open at 10:30.

$10 cover that includes one drink.

A variety of appetizers will be available also.

Check out @OComedyBuffalo on Twitter if you prefer the Twitter world.

Space is limited, so call ahead to reserve your spot! 716.877.8788

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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Jennie McNulty LIVE at the 9th Ward in Buffalo

As seen on NBC and LOGOtv

Jennie Mc Nulty With Kristen Becker
July 26th
8pm
Ninth Ward @ Babeville
$10 adv/$15
Tickets available Here

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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Shredd and Ragan-Advice for Today’s Bully

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Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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Buffalo Storytellers Show

Buffalo Storytellers Hour is a short story telling show, similar to the Moth. Stories should be between 5-7 minutes.

We will have some featured storytellers as well as at least 6-8 bucket spots (Names will be drawn before each show). True stories are preferred, but a good fiction short story will also be enjoyed.

Shows will be at the following places.
Mr. Goodbar, 2nd floor. Last Monday of every month. Doors at 7, show at 7:30pm. No Cover. 21+ only (we are working on having some all ages shows as well)

Theme for February 27th your choice, “Leap” or “Luck” or a topic of your own choosing

www.Buffalostorytellers.com

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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Doin’ Time Tuesdays- 5/22/12

Tonight is going to be an EPIC show at Nietzsche’s. Not only is your special guest host, Miss Jamie Travale celebrating 3 years of comedy (we should make chips for this, like in AA) but we also have a last minute addition of one Matt Wayne! Matt was a room favorite before he moved to NYC and we are excited to see what jokes he is bringing back from the big ci-tay.
Come celebrate an awesome night of comedy TONIGHT!
Hosted by Jamie Travale!

This weeks show also includes:

Billy Whalen
Randy Sell
Corwin Colbey
Rick Matthews
Dan Grabowski
Phil Hunt
Jamie Travale
Dan Fisher
Chet Wild
Eric Lingenfelter
Brian Herberger
Matt Wayne

Plus, a few more awesome folks on “Stand-by” so if we move fast enough, you’ll get even MORE Chuckles!

Doin’ Time Comedy at Nietzsche’s
248 Allen Street
Buffalo, NY
14213
8pm
$5

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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Joey “Coco” Diaz LIVE @ Nietzsche’s Thursday June 21st!

Get your tickets HERE!

Thursday June 21st
8pm
Nietzsche’s
248 Allen street

Joey “CoCo” Diaz

Most Comedians and actors move to Los Angeles in search of fame and stardom, when Joey “Coco” Diaz came to Los Angeles, he just wanted to survive but if you watch television or are up on the top comedians working today, it looks like he did a little bit more than that.

Believe it or not Joey started his Comedy career in Denver, after serving a short stint at a correctional facility, where he realized that he could actually make people laugh. After his release, Joey gave it a try in a real Comedy Club, and that was it!

His R-rated outlook on life will get you howling in your seats but that’s what a good comedian is supposed to do, what makes Joey special is his presence and his ability to tell you a story in such a manner that regardless of the subject matter, your still laughing. Whether it’s lighting a hooker’s wig on fire, or attacking a Nun in the 4th grade, you’ll be cheering for him.

Joey is also hitting big strides in Hollywood as a character actor. You’ll see him in a recurring role on ABC’s “General Hospital”, also on episodes of “Children’s Hospital”, “The Mentalist”, and “Suppah Ninja’s”. The big screen is no stranger either, he’ll be seen in the movie, ‘The Dog That Saved Halloween” and “Beach Shark Attack”. Other films he’s appeared in were “Spiderman 2”, “Taxi”, Analyze That” but the film Joey stole your heart in was the remake of “The Longest Yard”

He’s also taken his raw style of comedy on television with a “Secret Stash” episode of Gabriel Iglesias, “Stand Up Revolution” on Comedy Central and he headlined Showtime’s “Payaso Comedy Slam”.

Podcast are the future and Joey is a regular cast member on the #1 Comedy show on iTunes, “The Joe Rogan Experience”. He also has his own podcast which he co-host with Felicia Michaels called, “Beauty and Da Beast”, which has also been in the top 10 on iTunes.

Joey has just finished recording a CD titled, “It’s either you or the Priest” which will be available on iTunes in 2012. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife and 10 cats.

We’re not saying that Joey is the next coming, what we’re saying is that Joey is raw, real and warm in a way that you’ll leave the club thinking, that was Fucked up!

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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Mark Walton @ Dykes of Hazard Variety Hour

Dykes of Hazard Variety showcases some of the best comics in town

Check out Comedian Mark Walton at DOH!

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Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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O’Comedy

Laugh the night away during the fourth night of stand up comedy at
O’Connell’s featuring Buffalo’s most hilarious comics—paired, of course, with delicious food and drinks from O’Connell’s American Bistro.

Featuring:

Kyle Turner

Jamie Travale

Tyrone Maclin

Josh Potter

and your host Tony Rizzo

Stay tuned for any additions to the already fantastic lineup.

$10 cover that includes one drink.

A variety of appetizers will be available also.

Check out @OComedyBuffalo on Twitter for chances to win free drinks and other interesting prizes.

Space is limited, so call ahead to reserve your spot! 716.877.8788

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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Pineapple Monarchy- Bad News

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A Los Angeles based sketch comedy troupe featuring Lisa Best, Andrew Duvall, Greg Kashmanian, Paul Laier, Heidi Lux, Clint Orr, and Harry Valentine.

Pineapple Monarchy
pineapplemonarchy@gmail.com
@pinemon
facebook.com/pineapplemonarchy

Pineapple Monarchy is:

Clint Orr
Harry Valentine
Lisa Best
Andrew Duvall
Heidi Lux-Gillion
Greg Kashmanian

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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Doin’ Time Tuesdays 6/19/12 hosted by Tyrone Maclin!

Doin’ Time comedy has been home to the best in up and coming comedy in Buffalo. In addition to bringing in the big names, the weekly open mic is one of the most popular in the city.

Tonights show, hosted by Tyrone C. Maclin
This week’s lineup includes:

Jack Clarke
Brent Ward Millet
Dan Falkenbach
Adam Hernandez
Jason P
Anthony Rizzo
Mark Ciemcioch
Jamie Travale
Chet Wild
Dan Fisher
Mark Walton

EVERY TUESDAY
Nietzsche’s
248 Allen Street
8pm
$5

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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Guerilla Warfare Comedy Featuring Lamont Bellsarios

Guerilla Warfare Comedy featuring:

Thursday May 17th

Broadway Joe’s-Main Street-Buffalo

Lamont Bellsarios (Headliner)
Tyrone Maclin
Brandon Trusso
Matt Nowak
Russell P
Jacob Nietopski
Heather Stack
Mike Deitz
Joe Agen
Colin Stewart

$.35 cent wings, $6 Pitchers of beer. $5 cover. starts 10pm

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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Stand Up Blast Off !!

Every Monday Night at 8:00pm!

Doin’ Time comedy is partnering with Canvas 1206 to bring you a new open mic room.

Walk up sign up style, ALL AGES welcome.
Folks wishing to perform should show up at 7:30 to sign up.

Drink Specials! Amazing Food Menu!

EVERY MONDAY NIGHT!
NO COVER!

EXCLAMATION POINT!

Hosted By Jamie Bono and Kristen Becker

Follow us on FB

www.canvas1206.com

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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Patrick Higgins is dead.

Come celebrate the life and leaving of Patrick Higgins from Buffalo! Combining a goodbye party/birthday and Stand up show all in one. Come for a night of laughs and love as we send off Patrick Higgins a week before he leaves Buffalo for Seattle, WA!

Hosted by Jamie Bono and featuring comedians Chris Gullo, Rick Matthews and more!

$7 helps Patrick raise some funds as he and his dog cross country to start a new life!

Special Thanks to Jessica Schmelzinger for the poster!

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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Defiant Monkey Improv Jams!

Be a Part of the Art!

Defiant Monkey Improv, WNY’s most entertaining improv comedy duo, is hosting weekly “Improv Jams!” every Wednesday evening from 7-9 pm at the Second Presbyterian Church, 71 Van Buren St, Lockport, NY. No experience necessary – just a desire to have fun!

Improv Jams are simply a gathering of people who love to play; we call them “play dates for grown-ups.” Every week we’ll practice something fun and different, from learning new improvisational games (like you see on Whose Line is it Anyway?) to playing circle warm-up games to exploring long-form scene work. Improv Jams are perfect not only for those interested in improv, but also for:
Honing acting skills
Increasing your confidence
Sharpening public speaking skills
Getting out of the house and enjoying yourself
While prior theater or improv experience is helpful, whether you’re a newbie or a pro, there’s something in every Defiant Monkey Improv Jam for you. It’s all about having fun!

Cost for a drop-in Improv Jam is $5 per session.

For more information about Defiant Monkey Improv become a Facebook fan at or email them at .

Defiant Monkey Improv Jams – “Come be a Part of the Art!”

Contact:
Karen Eichler or Andrew Spragge
Defiant Monkey Improv
(716) 471-9709
E-mail: monkeyimprov@yahoo.com
Website: facebook.com/defiantmonkey

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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O’Comedy presents the “mom and pop” of Buffalo Comedy

Eat, drink, and guffaw… again… at O’Comedy! Laugh the night away with some stand up comedy at O’Connell’s, featuring
Buffalo’s most hilarious comics—paired, of course, with
delicious food and drinks from O’Connell’s.

This O’Comedy will feature the “Mom and Pop” of Buffalo of the Buffalo Comedy Scene:

Kristen Becker (Mom)
www.kristenbecker.com

Tim Joyce (Pop)
www.thejoycer.com

and your host Tony Rizzo

Please stay tuned for additions to the lineup!!!!!

$10 cover that includes one drink.

A variety of appetizers will be available also for $5 and up.

Check out @OComedyBuffalo on Twitter for chances to win free drinks and other interesting prizes.

Space is limited, so call ahead to reserve your spot! 716.877.8788

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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Mark Walton vs Drunk Lauren (a.k.a. audience co host)

Walton tells a 9/11 joke. Girl freaks. Walton tells another 9/11 joke. Girl attacks.

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Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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Rust Belt Comedy Open Mic

Every Wednesday night open mic Comedy on the Second Floor!

Open Mic Comedy Night at Mr Goodbar
An awesome place for comics to come out and work on new material. Also a great night of entertainment to come and watch!

Every Wednesday 9:00pm 3.00 cover
(8:30pm sign-ups for stage time, first 13 comics get 5-minute spots)

Mr Goodbar
1110 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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‘Garbage Cake’ by Joe Pera and Dan Licata

www.JoePera.com & https://www.DanLicata.com

A video about giving credit where credit is due.

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Shot and Edited by Chris Boniello
Category:
Comedy
Tags:
Joe Pera
License:
Standard YouTube License

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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COMEDY NIGHT AT BJ’S RETURNS!!! WITH JOSH POTTER!

Wow… it’s been a long time. Seemed like we just got the hang of this and then the place closed down for a month.

COMEDY NIGHT!!! With… Josh Potter!

Josh Potter is a stand up comedian from Buffalo, NY. You can hear him on 103.3 WEDG The Edge on the Shredd & Ragan show weekday mornings, or live at countless comedy clubs all over WNY.

So come down for a FREE SHOW! (for overs, a few bucks for unders) YOU DONT WANT TO MISS THIS.

Also featuring the usuals:

Jason Farrar
Kyle O’Connor
Marisa Caruso
Jake Bradley
Mike Magoo
Sara Ramsdell
Sean Marciniak
Kevin Kaiser
Adam Munio
Cory Loomis
Regan Brooks

and hosted by Pete Byrne!

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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Doin’ Time Tuesdays 4/03/12

Buffalo’s longest running comedy open mic, taking place every Tuesday at Buffalo’s legendary live music venue Nietzsche’s. Featuring a blend of professional comedians and first timers, every week gives you at least TEN comics for $5!

This weeks show includes:

Corwin Colbey
Chris Gullo
Jason P.
Jack Clarke
Corey?
Tom?, no idea of their last names :)
Sean Francis
Jamie Bono
Jamie Travale
Chet Wild
Dan Fisher
Shaun Murphy
Mark Walton

Doin’ Time Tuesdays at Nietzsche’s
248 Allen Street
Buffalo
8pm
$5

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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Comedy Eggstravaganza at Mr. Goodbar

Friday, April 6, 2012
8:30pm

Stand up COMEDY SHOW at Mr Goodbar,
Friday April 6th!! Hope to see you there!! — with

Greg Bauch
Dan Fisher
Brian Brady
Mark Walton
Brad Waldron
Tim Almeter

Doors at 8:30, show at 9pm
$7

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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5th Annual 49 1/2 Hour Improvathon!

It’s the 5th Annual Buffalo ComedySportz Improvathon! Starting Friday at 6pm and going all the way through Sunday evening. Come join us for a complete weekend of improv.

We have a basket raffle, LIVE auctions during every show and players coming in to town from all over! Richmond, NYC, Portland, Milwaukee, San Jose and more!

Also, we have Don Rogers who is an award-winning illusionist who has been seen by people around the world. Come find out if his prediction he made over a month prior to the final show will be correct.

All that and more at the 5th Annual Buffalo ComedySportz Improvathon!

Buffalocsz.com
THIS WEEKEND!

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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Dan Fisher on Buffaloeats.com!

Comedian Dan Fisher tells Buffaloeats.com where he eats, drinks and goes with friends.

Buffaloeats.com says

We’ve only had a couple Buffalo comedians on this site, so I think we are overdue to start covering more of our local scene. Dan Fisher is part of that growing comedy scene here in Buffalo. I actually first heard Dan on WGR550′s Howard Simon show as their producer, but then found out that he was also preforming at various comedy shows around the city. I’ve watched some of his stand up videos online and they are indeed pretty damn funny. You can follow Dan on twitter to find out the latest stand up dates. Below is a video of his stand up from Doin’ Time Tuesdays at Nietzche’s in Allentown.

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Read the entire interview @Buffaloeats.com

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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Celebrate SIX years of Doin’ Time Comedy and help us roast local favorite TIM JOYCE!!

Doin’ Time Comedy has been bringin you the best in regional and national acts for the last SIX years. This Tuesday join us as we celebrate by Roasting veteran comedian Tim Joyce

With sets from

Loraine O’Donnell
Jamie Travale
Kaitlynd Brzostowicz
Patrick Higgins
Eric Lingenfelter
Chet Wild
Rick Matthews

and probably a few more!

TUESDAY March 20th
Nietzsche’s
248 Allen Street
Buffalo
8pm
$5

Mark Walton

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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O’Comedy Part Ceathair

O’Comedy Part Ceathair
Saturday March 24th from 10-12.
O’Connells American Bistro
981 Kenmore Ave, Buffalo, NY 14217

Eat, drink, and guffaw… again… at O’Comedy! Laugh the night away during the fourth night of stand up comedy at O’Connell’s, featuring Buffalo’s most hilarious comics—paired, of course, with delicious food and drinks from O’Connell’s.

A great night of comedy featuring:

Travis Worth
Adam Hernandez
Dan Mahoney
Greg Bauch
and your host Tony Rizzo

$10 cover that includes one drink.
A variety of appetizers will be available also.

Check out @OComedyBuffalo on Twitter for chances to win free drinks and other interesting prizes.

Space is limited, so call ahead to reserve your spot! 716.877.8788

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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Buffalo Sketch Comedy From the Roast of Steve Tasker!

Our video that was featured at the WGR Whiney Awards Roast of former Buffalo Bills receiver Steve Tasker.
Buffalo, NY 2012
Thanks to MakeShift Studios and Chameleon Communications.

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Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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