Many standup comedians offer hilarious observations about everyday things, such as how men and women are different or why we should live in constant fear of the all-powerful sun’s unchecked control over our feeble planet. Laugh away your worries with this GrouponLive deal.
- One G-Pass to see D.L. Hughley and Eddie Griffin
- When: Friday, October 4, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Saenger Theatre
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $27 for rows C–T of the balcony level (up to a $57.50 value)
- $33 for orchestra level behind pit (up to a $67.75 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
How G-Pass Works:</b> 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.<p>
D.L. Hughley and Eddie Griffin
- How you know D.L. Hughley: from The Original Kings of Comedy
- And: his movies Scary Movie 3 and Soul Plane
- And: his kids movies Inspector Gadget and Spy School
- And: his long running sitcom The Hughleys, his late-night talk show D.L. Hughley Breaks the News, his recent stint on Dancing with the Stars
- Most audacious D.L. Hughley book title: I Want You to Shut the ?#@&%! Up: How the Audacity of Dopes Is Ruining America
- Something you didn’t know about D.L.: he was the first host of BET’s Comicview, but his first job ever was cleaning the lobby at McDonald’s
- Where Eddie Griffin ranks on Comedy Central’s list of “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time”: number 62, between Bobcat Goldthwait and Jackie Mason
- Eddie: the appropriately named role he played on the sitcom Malcolm and Eddie with the appropriately named Malcolm Jamal Warner
- Movies benefitting from Eddie’s charm: Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and the sequel, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
- Coolest movie alter ego: Undercover Brother
- Things you might not know about Eddie: he’s a choreographer who opened his first dance studio at age 16, at any given time his body is composed of 50–65% water<p>
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.