Looking for laughs?

Helium’s not the only place to go. Here’s an intro to the area’s comedy scene.

Helium Comedy Club

30 Mississippi St. (853-1211,

National comics; Wednesday open mic nights and more. Upcoming national acts include Godfrey, tonight and Saturday; Joe DeRosa, Thursday, March 1-2; Steve Rannazzisi, March 7-9; Mitch Fatel, March 14-16 and JB Smoove, March 21-23.

Rob’s Comedy Playhouse

1340 N. Forest Road, Williamsville (688-1867,

Stand-up and improv comedy, including national acts. 8 and 10 p.m. Saturdays.

Buffalo ComedySportz

4476 Main St., Amherst (

“ComedySportz,” improvisational comedy played as a sport, performed at 8 p.m. Fridays and 7 p.m. Saturdays. Also “IMF,” improv without rules, performed every second and fourth Saturday of the month at 9:30 p.m. “Saturday Night All Skate, improv jam, the first, third and fifth Saturday at 9:30 p.m.

Yuk Yuk’s

Casino Niagara, 5705 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. (

Entertainment Thursday through Saturday including Chris Quigley with Danny Mendlow and Donnie Coy, 9 tonight.

Regular gigs: Open mic, 8 p.m. Sundays, Mr. Goodbar (1110 Elmwood Ave.); Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Nietzsche’s (248 Allen St.) and Defiant Monkey Improv Jams! at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Second Presbyterian Church (71 Van Buren St., Lockport). Also, the Topper Social Club (492 19th St., Niagara Falls) hosts comedy at 8 p.m. most Fridays including tonight.