Laughter is a great way to break the ice, which is why the all-clown expedition to Antarctica was never heard from again. Chuckle on steady ground with this GrouponLive deal to see Kathy Griffin at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet on Sunday, May 20, at 7 p.m. Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $30, you get one G-Pass for rear-balcony seating (up to a $60.85 value, including Ticketmaster fees).
- For $36, you get one G-Pass for middle-balcony seating (up to a $71.85 value, including Ticketmaster fees).
The resumé of award-winning actress and comedian Kathy Griffin sparkles with performative gems. Across a decades-long career she has garnered two Emmys for her Bravo show My Life on the D List, four Grammy nominations for her comedy albums, countless standup specials, and performances on television shows such as Suddenly Susan. A longtime Los Angeles resident and alumna of famed improv group The Groundlings, Griffin perches on the edge of Hollywood in crowd, allowing her to skewer stars' foibles and excesses using firsthand observations and a scandalously wicked sense of humor. The tales unfold in the palatial Rialto Square Theatre, replete with a stunning columned façade, a domed rotunda modeled on Rome's Pantheon, and a 20-foot chandelier dubbed the "Duchess" for its regal air and haughty frigidity around untitled light bulbs.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.
Rialto Square Theatre
Designed to mimic the French palace of Versailles, Rialto Square Theatre's magnificent interior awes showgoers with its gilded opulence. In the regal inner lobby, a 20-foot, 250-light chandelier—dubbed The Duchess—illuminates a circular series of delicate reliefs that depict allegories of man triumphing through labor and scenes from Greek mythology. A scaled-down replica of Paris's Arc de Triomphe leads from the lobby to the rotunda, adding to the space's grandeur and commemorating miniature Napoleon's victory at the adorable Battle of miniature Austerlitz.