- One ticket to see Billy Gardell
- When: Friday, June 5, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Genesee Theatre
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- $23 for orchestra, rows AA–MM (up to $48.25 value)
- $23 for upper balcony, rows Q–Z (up to $48.25 value)
- $30 for orchestra, rows K–Z (up to $66.35 value)
- $30 for mezzanine, rows J–P (up to $66.35 value)
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Before he was the star of CBS’s hit show Mike & Molly, Billy Gardell was a fledgling comedian who left his native Pittsburgh to tour the country and tell jokes. His career took off, eventually earning him stints on Monk, The Practice, and My Name is Earl as well as movie appearances in Bad Santa and Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys. But despite his fame and fortune, the prolific performer never forgot his standup roots, which is why he’s now returning to the stage. At the mic, he splits sides with relatable, time-honed bits that touch on everything from his rough childhood to his relationship with his wife.
Genesee Theatre began its life with a sellout. Opening its doors on Christmas Day, 1927, it welcomed audiences to four sold-out movie screenings, but those flickering stories weren't the only attraction. A $25,000 pipe organ—and that's in old-timey dollars—immediately caught the eye, while Italian marble, a stunning chandelier, and the building's Spanish Renaissance–style architecture dazzled.
Over the years, many changes occurred, the glamorous quotient rising or dipping with the times and the theater closing altogether in 1989. But when it reopened again in 2004, it was back in full force. Antique chandeliers and fixtures of the period had been brought in from around the country, the luxe carpet had been recreated from a 1927 photograph, and all the dust bunnies had been sent packing with generous severance packages. Yet not all the updates were of the old-fashioned sort: the stage was doubled in size, and cutting-edge technology was brought in to give the theatre's high-voltage visitors, from comedians to musicians, the star treatment.