A comedy show is a rare occasion when it's acceptable to laugh at another person's pain or scream "Yeah!" when someone asks how you're doing. Have an unconventional evening with this GrouponLive deal.
- $44 for one G-Pass to the Light it Up Comedy Jam (up to $73.31 value)
- When: Saturday, February 1, at 8 p.m.
- Where: The Chicago Theatre
- Seating: balcony
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won't need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.
Light it Up Comedy Jam
Perhaps best known as Huell on Breaking Bad; also seen on Chelsea Lately and heard on the Steve Harvey Radio Show
Warning: contains strong language and descriptions of hypothetical violence
As seen in Borat and Think Like a Man and on Californication
Warning: contains graphic language and potentially blinding earrings
Performer known as "The African King of Comedy" seen in Next Friday, Def Comedy Jam, and Martin Lawrence’s First Amendment Standup
Warning: contains profanity, and things that sound like profanities but aren't
Named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch” in 2012, a semifinalist on Last Comic Standing, and seen on Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment Standup
Warning: contains mild language and lamentations about fruity wines
Seen on BET’s Comic View and Nick Cannon’s Wild n’ Out
Warning: contains adult language and impressions
The Chicago Theatre
The beaming vertical letters of "C-H-I-G-A-G-O" ascend six stories high on a sign that seems to be the establishing shot for any movie set in the Windy City. Tourists and natives often stand outside snapping pictures of the marvelous marquee, where the biggest names in music, theatre, and comedy are writ large under a miniature replica of Paris's Arc de Triomphe. The Parisian aesthetic continues inside The Chicago Theatre’s grand lobby, which recalls the Royal Chapel at Versailles with its gallery promenades. The staircase ascending to the Grand Balcony resembles that of the Paris Opera House, rounding out a French Baroque architecture that would would cause Louis XIV to do a spit-take. Inside the seven-story high 3,600 seat auditorium, terra cotta tiles, crystal chandeliers, and luxurious drapes gives audiences visual overtures before every show.
As vital to Chicago as hot dogs and mustard fire hoses, The Chicago Theatre was America's first munificent movie palace upon its 1921 unveiling, where it was declared "The Wonder Theatre of the World." Beyond its silver screenings, the theatre became a beacon for live entertainment, as artists such as John Phillip Sousa, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman filled its first 40 years with oompah and swing. After a multi-million dollar restoration in 1986, the landmark venue remains the heart of art in the city, attracting the world's most popular entertainers to its stage almost every evening of the year.