Comedians must spend years learning how to be comfortable in front of dozens of expectant eyes, much like a politician or the parents of a mutant flyboy. Watch a pro rise above ocular overload with this GrouponLive deal to see Brian Regan at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket on Friday, July 27, at 8 p.m. For $52, you get a comedy package for two (up to a $104 total value) that includes:
- Two tickets for category 2 or 3 seating (up to a $94 value, including all fees)
- Two drinks tickets, good for two beers or $10 toward any other drinks. Drink tickets can be redeemed during happy hour at Comix comedy club before the show, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Though he had been performing comedy since dropping out of college in the early ‘80s, Brian Regan's big break came in 1995 with a set on the Late Show with David Letterman. Having sufficiently charmed the host, Regan has appeared on the Late Show nearly 25 times since, between putting out two Comedy Central specials and touring through more than 80 cities a year. Carefully constructed stories about his stress-laden inability to handle everyday tasks elicit raucous laughter, with past sets detailing harrowing experiences with UPS and emergency rooms. His goofy physicality, expressive features, and sparkling turns of phrase coax giggles out of wizened comedy buffs, and his affable stage presence and avoidance of fire eating leave him accessible to any attending snowpeople.
Located amid Mashantucket's rolling hills in the middle of the Foxwoods Resort Casino, Comix Entertainment treats laugh-seeking audiences to shows by the country's top touring performers. The 1,400-seat Fox Theater gives up-and-coming jokesters the chance to hone their act, whereas the 4,000-person MGM Grand Theater hosts such hilarity-generating superstars as Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan, and Margaret Cho. Before shows, guests can take advantage of happy hour, perusing a menu of tasty appetizers and thirst-quenching drinks.