Both laughter and tears can be cathartic, but only laughter is OK in front of your dog. Laugh until you cry with this Groupon to Rob's Comedy Playhouse, located inside Dandelions Restaurant in Williamsville. Performances are held Saturday at 8 p.m.; see the regularly updated schedule for upcoming shows. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get two general-admission tickets, valid in July (a $20 value).
- For $18, you get four general-admission tickets, valid in July (a $40 value).
- For $10, you get two general-admission tickets, valid in August (a $20 value).
- For $18, you get four general-admission tickets, valid in August (a $40 value).
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 up his own club. Drawing on his experiences in comedy rooms around the country, 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 where top-flight comedians tickle ribs like mischievous barbecue cooks. Upcoming talent includes fellow Buffalonian Dan Mahoney (July 7), whose mild-mannered style slowly circles life's absurdities, sketching out the weirdness of modern life, New York living, bedbugs, and corporate structure with steady, deadpan pacing.