Comedians have historically looked at the world from a different perspective, from George Carlin's sardonic eye at politics to court jesters' inverted view from the dungeon. See the world in a whole new light with this GrouponLive deal to see The Father's Day Comedy Jam featuring John Witherspoon at the Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium on Sunday, June 17, at 7 p.m. For $46, you get two tickets for seating in sections D, E, or F (a $93 value).
The prolifically hysterical John Witherspoon—also known as Robert Freeman from the cartoon The Boondocks, Pops from the sitcom The Wayans Bros., and Willie Jones from the movie Friday—straightens his bow tie and furrows his brow as he headlines a Father's Day lineup of funnymen. The colorfully animated Witherspoon reminds audiences of the many father figures he's played throughout his acting career as he shares off-color observations about current events and the follies of the young generation. A younger crop of comedians joins Witherspoon on stage, including Michael Blackson, who spins stories about his Ghanaian heritage and unique experiences in America, and BET-featured comedian Gary Owen, whose uncontrollable energy and high-volume outbursts make him a poor fit for the presidential honor guard.
Rounding out the evening's lineup, Tony T. Roberts splits sides with the same brand of hilarity that earned him appearances on HBO's Def Comedy Jam and It's Showtime at the Apollo, and Damon Williams works the length and breadth of the stage as he shares his observations about flip-flops and suddenly born-again friends. At the Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium, three circular alcoves in the rear of the theater seat viewers beneath a trio of intricate domes painted like the evening sky. The auditorium's open, panoramic stage ensures none of the venue's 3,433 seats have an obstructed view or acoustic dead zones.