Metaphors for laughter are often surprisingly violent, from busting a gut to splitting your sides to tumbling down the jagged face of Joke Mountain. Break a funny bone with this GrouponLive deal to see Sinbad at The Chicago Theatre. For $30, you get one G-Pass for balcony seating on Friday, February 15, at 8 p.m. (up to a $53.84 value). Doors open at 7 p.m. Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
For more than two decades, comic powerhouse Sinbad has courted laughs with a clean standup style that teases the hilarity out of quotidian activities, earning him a spot among Comedy Central’s Top 100 Greatest Standups of All Time. Eschewing profanity, the comic zeroes in on the common everyday experience, quipping about relationships, ordering at McDonald’s, and the outrageous price hikes of rocket fuel. Sinbad amps up the humor of simple situations with a malleable face that exaggerates expressions and a confident delivery that vocalizes inner thoughts to hilarious effect. Unlike knock-knock jokes and adaptations of Thomas Pynchon novels, the funnyman’s style translates well to the small and silver screen, leading to appearances in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Celebrity Apprentice, and Jingle All the Way.
Sinbad from the Special Where U Been?<p>
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.
The Chicago Theatre
175 N State St.
Chicago, Illinois 60601