Comedy has long been used to subvert the established order, shedding light on modern life's pervasive absurdities and fomenting distrust of potentially seltzer-filled boutonnieres. Discover some rollicking truths with this GrouponLive deal to see the Elements of Humor Comedy Tour at The Hillman Center for Performing Arts at Shady Side Academy. For $30, you get two tickets for Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $60 value, including all fees). Seating will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis.
New York City producer Dan Allen's Elements of Humor Comedy Tour approaches the profession of luring laughs from all angles, inviting a comedian, storyteller, TV writer, and guest celebrity on stage for a diverse evening of rib-tickling sets. A Sex and the City writer and the author of He's Just Not That Into You, Greg Behrendt, charms audiences with his blunt, yet heartfelt witticisms, and former SNL writer Hannibal Buress renders stomach muscles sore with his deadpan descriptions of the world as he experiences it. Faye Lane reminisces about her stylist mother's clientele of well-armed elderly ladies, and Ted Alexandro revels in the rewards of his hard-earned life of Clooney-esque, post-40 bachelorhood.
Although The Hillman Center for Performing Arts at Shady Side Academy opened in 2004, its structure borrows from classical elements of architectural design, including Roman columns, Colonial red brick, and curtains made of recycled powdered wigs. This new theater provides the academy's current crop of students their own stage to hone their craft, as well as a platform for national music, theater, and comedy acts during the ongoing Performing Arts Series.