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.
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.
A crimson curtain rises to unveil the operas, nationally touring musicals, children's shows, and films that pass under the historic movie palace's gilded ceiling. Originally built in 1926 as a home for vaudeville performances and motion pictures, the grand venue has survived more than eight decades with the help of The Garde Arts Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization that formed in 1985 to both preserve the building and pursue its mission "to engage, enrich, entertain, and inspire the region of Greater New London." Today, the center stages a slew of performances and events that keep guests on the edges of all 1,472 seats.