Although it’s been ostracized by the five traditional senses, the sense of humor is the only thing that enables human beings to detect a rubber chicken creeping up from behind. Stay on guard with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $23, you get one ticket to see Craig Robinson and The Nasty Delicious at the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket on Saturday, November 19, at 8 p.m. (up to a $47.50 value, depending on seating and including ticketing fees). Seating is assigned in category two or three.
Funnyman, actor, and pianist Craig Robinson sets his lyrical standup to music, amplifying laughs with the punch, swing, and swagger of his full-blown band, The Nasty Delicious. Best known as acerbic warehouse manager Darryl on the hit NBC series The Office and for rousing turns in period dramas such as Pineapple Express and Hot Tub Time Machine, Robinson has become a fixture of critically acclaimed comedy. The comedian blends his veteran standup chops and music-teacher expertise, finessing his keyboard like a proud chinchilla groomer as he drapes mature humor over succulent melodies. Making the comedy even more footloose, the airtight Nasty Delicious accentuates the laughs with funk reminiscent of an affable, enunciating James Brown.