Comedy on Tap: Drew Lynch, Uncle Trent and ‘Laugh and Other Drugs’

By February 7, 2019 News

Originally Published in The Buffalo News
By Mark Ciemcioch
February 5, 2019

If the winter weather is driving you stir crazy, there are several great options for comedy in Buffalo this weekend. Here are our picks:

Comedian and “America’s Got Talent” runner-up Drew Lynch is set to headline five shows from Feb. 7 to 9 at the downtown Buffalo club. Lynch had an unconventional path to success, initially moving to Los Angeles with aspirations of being an actor. A softball injury left him with a stutter, inspiring Lynch to enter the world of comedy, winning over crowds (and also the judges at “America’s Got Talent”). Lynch also stars in his own regular YouTube show with his dog, Stella, and the channel has earned 1.6 million subscribers. Lynch will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 7 and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Feb. 8-9. Tickets range from $15 to $24. Info:

Rob’s Comedy Playhouse welcomes back club favorite Uncle Trent for performances at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Feb. 9. The Rochester native has made a name for himself in the region, and released his special “I’ll Drink to That” last year. Trent is set to be one of the featured comics in the comedy concert film “Living the Dream” set for release in thespring. Tickets are $12. Info:

Laugh and Other Drugs,” the popular local comedy showcase, returns to Babeville at 8 p.m. Feb. 8. Hosted by “Buffalo’s Funniest Person” winner Kevin Thomas Jr., the February show will feature Nicole Beatty, Alex Brady, Justin Brown, Chris Gullo, Ryan Henry, Rick Matthews, Jake Piskor and Jermaine Sneed. Tickets for the show are $8 in advance and $12 the day of. Info: