When comedians get onstage, they open their lives to audiences and to any burglars who realize they won't be home for hours. Help yourself to comedic treasures with this GrouponLive deal.
- $20 for one ticket to a Tracy Morgan: Excuse My French standup comedy show (up to a $44.30 value)
- When: Thursday, May 2, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Uptown Theater
- Seating: Floor or balcony
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Blistering every seat in the house with his scorching wit, actor, comedian, and author Tracy Morgan brings his inimitable act to the historic Uptown Theater for a night of raucous, adult-only hysterics. On Saturday Night Live, the New York native made his mark with impersonations of Maya Angelou and Star Jones, as well as with original characters such as the lovably spaced-out animal expert Brian Fellow, who dispensed various tidbits of nonsensical animal knowledge: “Rabbits can’t cut their own hair…that’s crazy!” He then joined Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin on the recently ended 30 Rock to play Tracy Jordan, a sketch TV star whose successes and eccentricities mirrored those of Morgan’s real life. Today, Morgan keeps up with his fans through his Twitter account, prompting Rolling Stone to dub him one of the 25 Funniest People on Twitter for random updates and observations, such as “I’m trying to sell a case of Chuck Norris chest hairs on the black market.” When he takes the stage at Uptown Theater, Morgan will likely serve up similarly outrageous comments in an obstreperous standup act sure to tickle even the most irascible ribs until they weep with joy.
Warning: contains bleeped-out cursed words and a standup routine delivered sitting down
In 1928, architect John Eberson wanted to bring the Italian Renaissance to Kansas City. So he transformed the interior of the Uptown Theater into an outdoor Mediterranean courtyard, replete with clouds, shimmering stars, and mechanical flying birds. The venue became even more immersive in 1939 with the invention of the Fragratone system, which pumped aromas through the vents during films such as Abbott and Costello Meet Mr. Limburger. After decades as a vaudeville and movie house, the Uptown underwent a $15 million makeover in 1994 to be reborn as a concert venue, a renovation that snagged a spot on Pollstar Magazine’s list of the “Top 100 Theatres in the World.”