Comedians get their material from dark places, such as loneliness, anxiety, or the crawlspace where they keep their joke file. Lighten up with this GrouponLive deal.
- $23 for one ticket to see Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Susie Essman (up to $45.70 value)
- When: Friday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Wilbur Theatre
- Seating: floor, mezzanine, or balcony
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
You’ll probably recognize Susie Essman’s face from HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, on which she plays the uproariously foul-mouthed wife of Larry David’s manager Jeff. But if you close your eyes, you still might find her familiar. The acclaimed comic has voiced a self-conscious spider on Adventure Time, an amorous, elderly puppet on Crank Yankers, and an alley cat in Disney’s Bolt. But no matter what the role, Essman brings to it her signature sharp-tongued, wry delivery—a style that translates to her live shows as well. Her standup sets are full of charmingly blunt monologues on love, family, and modern living. Called “the most lyrical purveyor of profanity on television” by the Los Angeles Times, Essman has mastered the art of making bad words sound good.
From the street, the Wilbur Theatre looks almost like it could be a stately old family home. In fact, the Colonial-style building was always a theater, but its exterior details were copied directly from Beacon Hill’s Thomas Bailey Midrich House when it was built in 1914. Even in the elegant auditorium, there’s a sense of homey intimacy. Seating nestles right up to the stage so audiences can feel every note produced by the musicians and hear the tiny gears turning behind comedians’ foreheads as they improvise.
A theater on the National Register of Historic Places, the Wilbur Theatre is now a premier venue for comedy and music. When it was built in 1914, the architect Clarence H. Blackall designed its porticos and brick façade with inspiration drawn from American Colonial architecture, characterized by a Federal Revival style that included powdered wigs hanging over every doorway. "The auditorium is, in its chaste way," architectural historian Douglas Tucci is quoted as saying on the theater's website, "the handsomest of any Boston playhouse."
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“I normally never write reviews, but Sullivan & Sons comedy show was just THAT AMAZING. there was never a dull moment in any of the performances. the guys were hysterical, & had me laughing so hard for so long, my stomach hurt. I definitely recommend!”
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