Laughing uproariously in public is sometimes inappropriate, which is why people feel most comfortable laughing in comedy clubs or into a jar in the bathroom. Let it all out with this GrouponLive deal to see Martin Short at State Theatre in New Brunswick on Thursday, March 7, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Choose from the following options:
- For $19, you get one ticket for reserved gallery seating (up to a $38 value, including all fees).
- For $24, you get one ticket for reserved upper-balcony seating (up to a $48 value, including all fees).
- For $29, you get one ticket for reserved mid-orchestra seating (up to a $58 value, including all fees).
- For $29, you get one ticket for reserved mid-balcony seating (up to a $58 value, including all fees).
Stairs are required to access balcony and gallery sections.
Even though legendary comedian and Order of Canada member Martin Short has two stars on Canada’s Walk of Fame, he deserves a galaxy more for all of the characters he’s created. Throughout his decades-long career, the veteran showman’s alter egos—including Jiminy Glick, Ed Grimley, Nathan Thurm, and razzle-dazzle Jackie Rogers, Jr.—have all taken on lives of their own. The charismatic chameleon first rose to fame on Canada’s Second City Television, where he scored his first Emmy award. When Saturday Night Live added the energetic Canadian to its roster, no humor was lost in translation as America quickly fell for his high-wire high jinks. Short also stole the show in big-screen outings such as Three Amigos, Innerspace, and Father of the Bride, and he later starred in his own autobiographical musical, Fame Becomes Me, which tickled Broadway in 2006.
Today, Martin Short’s comedic genius remains tireless and is sharper than ever, as he proved during his recent performance on SNL’s Christmas episode, when his penchant for winging lines had the cast in stiches as they struggled to stay in character. In his live show, the consummate entertainer cracks jokes at a breakneck speed as he whisks through his closet of characters, shows off his robust singing voice, and charges the crowd like a giant, novelty-sized defibrillator.
Martin Short in the 2006 Broadway show Fame Becomes Me
The State Theatre was saved, as its website states, from "the ravages of time." Built in 1921 as a vaudeville and silent-film palace, the venue fell on hard times in the 1970s when disco balls replaced light fixtures and complex hand-slaps were substituted for tickets. In 2003, however, a $3 million renovation restored the State Theatre to much of its original glory, as crews painstakingly rehabbed the ornamental plaster and terracotta exterior. Inside the theater, a stunning chandelier sparkles more brightly than ever below the venue's signature dome.