Kristen BeckerTEDxBuffalo is thrilled to announce that comedian Kristen Becker will MC this year’s event on October 15, 2013.

Becker, recently named “Buffalo’s Best Stand-Up Comic” by Artvoice for a fourth consecutive year, is the general manager of Helium Comedy Club in downtown’s Cobblestone District.  Born in Buffalo and raised in Louisiana, Becker honed her craft in Toronto, New Orleans and the road at large before returning to the Buffalo area for good.  Since then she has successfully established a robust and nationally recognized underground comedy scene in the Queen City.

Becker’s dynamic nature, as well as her intelligent and unrelentingly honest comedic style, is a perfect match for this year’s “Renaissance Citizens”-themed event.

Says Becker, “I’m a huge fan of the TEDx events and have been watching TED talks for years, so I’m excited to have the opportunity to be a part of such a forward-thinking event.”

TEDxBuffalo 2013 will take place Tuesday, October 15 at Canisius College’s Montante Cultural Center.


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