Although not one of the five traditional senses, a sense of humor is the only thing that allows humans to answer knock-knocks at the door. You’re there with this GrouponLive deal to see comedian Ralphie May perform at Powers Auditorium in the DeYor Performing Arts Center. For $32, you get two tickets for reserved seating in the main floor or upper balcony on Tuesday, June 19, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $65 value, including fees).
From the moment Ralphie May walks onto the stage, he demands attention with his 400-pound frame and incongruously high-pitched voice, juxtaposing quick barbs against lengthy pauses to wittily lance society's absurdities. His Southern drawl and babyish looks won him second place in NBC's Last Comic Standing and launched him into the comedy stratosphere, where he starred in several Comedy Central specials and DVDs, including Prime Cut, in which he pokes fun at the adorably awful hairstyles that are popular in his native Dixie. This past March, during his Too Big to Ignore special, Ralphie mused on the unforeseen perks of resembling a famous transgender celebrity.
The celebrated laugh-magnet brings his larger than life persona to the DeYor Performing Arts Center's Powers Auditorium, which was built in 1931 and still retains much of its original Moorish decor charm, including its ushers on flying carpets who shush guests talking on their phones. Before the show, eyes wander throughout the venue, admiring ornamental chandeliers that glow soft light onto gold, crimson, and lime detailing that crawls around the theater.