- $25 for one G-Pass to see Craig Ferguson (up to $50.30 value)
- When: Wednesday, March 11, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Saenger Theatre
- Seating: orchestra
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Click here to view the seating chart
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app. Discount reflects the merchant’s current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.
Craig Ferguson – Hot and Grumpy
Although there’s only one Craig Ferguson, there are plenty of Craig Fergusons to choose from. There’s the writer and director who crafted independent comedies such as Saving Grace and I’ll Be There. There’s Nigel Wick, the eccentric nightmare boss he portrayed with relish on the long-running sitcom The Drew Carey Show. He’s also a best-selling novelist, a gifted singer, and a thundering punk-rock drummer. Children know his Scottish brogue from animated blockbusters such as Brave and How to Train Your Dragon, and parents know him as the Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award–winning host of CBS’s The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Of his many hats, Ferguson wears the most peering, unfiltered, and achingly funny one in his wild and wily standup act.
Freed from teleprompters and TV censors, Craig lets his impish side shine in an unrestrained evening on stage. Not raunchy or guttural, but giddily randy, Craig’s off-air standup routine rewards mature audiences who appreciate knowing that Craig isn’t really saying “Tootsie-Fruit” on TV. On the heels of his recent comedy specials, Does This Need to Be Said and A Wee Bit O’ Revolution plus Netflix’s I’m Here to Help, Craig hits the stage with his standup muscles fully flexed. His act promises to be unpredictable yet assuredly loaded with roguish charm and honest (but never mean) opinions.
When it first opened in 1927, the Saenger Theatre looked like a million bucks. Specifically, $2.5 million. It was a lavish investment at a time when $2.5 million wasn't chump change. Yet audiences could see where the money went, and sit in it too. The ads, which boasted "an acre of seats in a garden of Florentine splendor," didn't exaggerate—theatergoers were greeted by a stunning indoor replication of 15th century Italy, replete with a courtyard, gardens, and a cordial Donatello. Statues of Venus occupied pedestals, while a domed, twinkling ceiling gave joy to agoraphobic stargazers.
The venue suffered the same fate as much of its city in 2005, when Hurricane Katrina left its artificial Rome in ruins. But the public was unwilling to lose the storied space, and a 2013 restoration recently returned the Saenger to its former glory. Now looking like $52 million bucks, the Saenger sports the colors and finishes of the 1927 original, yet has been upgraded with some of the most technically advanced sound and lighting systems in the South.