Paul Mooney Comedy Show at W Hotel New Orleans (Up to 51% Off). Two Shows and Three Seating Packages Available.

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Famed comedic social commentators aim barbs at upcoming election and other issues

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Expires Jul 5th, 2012. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting on day of show for a ticket. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon. Must provide first and last name upon purchase, which will be provided to venue. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects Black Repertory Group's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Must be 16 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Laughter is the spark of the soul, which is why comedians can light up rooms during a blackout but cannot be left unattended at gas stations. Enjoy crackling wit with this GrouponLive deal to see a live taping of C-O-N-S-C-I-O-U-S: The National Wake Up Tour, featuring Paul Mooney and Dick Gregory at the W Hotel New Orleans. Choose from the following options:

  • For $45, you get one VIP package (a $90 value), which includes:

    • Orchestra-section floor seating
    • Private pre-reception access 1.5 hours before showtime
    • No waiting in line

  • For $62, you get one Crown Jewel package (a $125 value), which includes:

    • Seating in rows 2–4
    • Private pre-reception access 1.5 hours before showtime
    • No waiting in line
    • An opportunity for pictures with the comedians
    • An autographed poster

  • For $99, you get one Elite package (a $200 value)

    • Front-row seating
    • Private pre-reception access 1.5 hours before showtime
    • No waiting in line
    • An opportunity for pictures and autographs with the comedians
    • Guarantee to be in the live DVD, which will be released this summer
    • Complimentary champagne
    • A commemorative T-shirt

For either option, choose between the following showtimes:

  • Thursday, July 5, at 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 5, at 10 p.m.

C-O-N-S-C-I-O-U-S: The National Wake Up Tour marches onward to the W Hotel New Orleans as it combines the forces of two legends known equally for their comic skills and unflinching social commentary. Fabled writer, Grammy-nominated comedian, and actor Paul Mooney pulls no punches as he puts history and the upcoming presidential election in his sharpened, sardonic sights. Drawn from a career with beginnings as a circus ringmaster and leading to years of notoriety as a comedy writer, Mooney’s words have filled the mouths of Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, and the cast of In Living Color. He is best known to modern audiences for his blistering work on Chappelle’s Show, his standup act skewering tender subjects like an accident-prone luau master while drawing on a deep and heartfelt sense of history.

As a self-described “drum major for justice and equality,” Dick Gregory found himself at the forefront of the civil-rights movement in the 1960s, during which he participated in countless protests and even ran for president. His career has been a unique blend of political activism and controversial yet insightful anecdotes. Hugh Hefner admired these courageous observations and jump-started Gregory into mainstream territory by having him perform at the Chicago Playboy Club in 1961. More than 50 years later, Gregory continues to regale audiences with an act more entertaining and educational than a college professor wearing a bear suit.

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