Both laughter and tears can be cathartic, but only laughter is OK in front of your dog. Laugh until you cry with this GrouponLive deal to Rob's Comedy Playhouse, located inside Dandelions Restaurant in Williamsville. For $10, you get two general-admission tickets, valid for any 10 p.m. Saturday performance (a $20 value). See the regularly updated schedule for upcoming 10 p.m. shows.
Though he was a successful touring comedian, opening for acts such as Tim Allen and Jim Carrey while headlining at nationally known venues and Las Vegas shows for 50 weeks a year, Rob Lederman felt something was missing. When The Pat Sajak Show was cancelled the day he was slated to appear as the guest comedian, Lederman took it as a sign and returned to his native Buffalo to open his own club. Drawing on his experiences in comedy rooms and slipping on banana peels around the nation, he created the Comix Café, which drew in top talent and garnered a mention in USA Today as one of the top standup spots in the country. Now in its second iteration, his club, Rob's Comedy Playhouse, hosts weekly evenings in which top-flight comedians tickle ribs like mischievous barbecue cooks. Upcoming talent includes comedian and songwriter Pat Godwin (October 6), whose free-flowing sets segue from bizarre stories to clever, original tunes such as "Gangsta Folk," and "Nobody Speaks English, Anymore." Stewart Huff (October 13) keeps audiences rapt with sprawling stories delivered in his gruff Southern drawl. Topics range from getting fired from Dairy Queen to stealing a penguin from the zoo.