John Oliver, winner of a 2009 Emmy Award for comedy writing, wields his sharp, satirical voice on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with John Stewart and plays a recurring character on NBC's Community. The British-born comic, who floated to the United States on a barge carrying highly flammable coal oil, will steer his barbed tongue toward political realms within Comix at Foxwoods' 1,400-seat theatre. Though not covered by this Groupon, Comix at Foxwoods has a full-service bar and selection of boneless wings, pizza, spring rolls, and classic issues of National Geographic.
Before they set foot on Zombie Charge's 5K obstacle course, participants have a choice: remain human or join the undead. Hordes of ghouls chase runners navigating 8–12 challenges—such as climbing walls and tunnels—set up throughout woodland trails, open fields, and muddy swamps. Those crossing the finish line with at least one belt flag still attached are counted among the 5K's survivors; handlers stand by with antidotes for less fortunate racers. Afterward, a Survival Party lets participants unwind with games of tug of war and corn hole, live music, or photo ops with some of the event's undead.
The MGM Grand Theater sits tucked away inside the sprawling Foxwoods Resort Casino, itself a go-to destination. Here, visitors can take in a concert, tighten midsections while laughing, or head to one of the six casinos to fulfill a lifelong dream of arm-wrestling a slot machine.