It's Funny Friday and this week we have a special edition of Tony P's '30 Second Comedy Minute'.  What makes it so special you ask?  Well this week the finals of Buffalo's Funniest at Helium Comedy Club were set, and by this time next week the 2017 winner will be crowned.  We have one of the final comics on our show.

 

If you are not familiar, Helium Comedy Club holds a comedy contest every year where they host 3 rounds of comedians battling it out until one is left.  I have been in the contest in the past and it is a lot of fun.  Last year I took 2nd place and ended up on the radio so it is definitely a great opportunity for comics to showcase their talents.

 

What makes this contest great is that anything can happen.  All levels of comedians are competing, so whether you have been doing it for a year or 30 years, it doesn't matter.  If you bring the funny you have a chance.  The last 2 rounds are judged and I am one of the judges this year.  I thought it would be an easy job but it has been really difficult.  The competition has been that good.

 

We are down to the final 8 comedians, but only one can take the title.  The finalists are Brandon Trusso, Madelein Smith, Clayton Williams, Phil Machemer, Jameel Key, Chris Plummer, JJ Billingsley, and Tyrone Maclin.  I wish them all the best of luck, and if they want to offer me a cash bribe I will accept that.  I'm kidding (unless you really do it, I will keep it on the down low).

 

The Finals are set for Wednesday, June 21st at 8pm, so get out and support live local comedy.  Today's joke comes from one of the finalists that was on the Comedy Minute a few months ago.  Clayton Williams gives us his take on adopting dogs.  Enjoy!