Laughing has many health benefits, such as improving circulation, reducing stress hormones, and freaking out birds. Grow stronger with each giggle with this GrouponLive deal.
- $25 for one G-Pass to see The Second City: Laughing Matters (up to a $46.50 value)
- When: Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Genesee Theatre in Waukegan
- Seating: Orchestra or Balcony
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
How to use your G-Pass: you can enter the venue directly without redeeming your Groupon at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.
The Second City: Laughing Matters
Second City, Chicago’s beloved comedy institution, sends a fresh crop of tomorrow’s biggest stars on the road to bring laughter to a world crippled by uncertainty and reality television. For more than 50 years, the famed sketch-comedy school has introduced the world to a cornucopia of famous and influential comic talent, including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, and Gilda Radner. In "Laughing Matters", teams of future-famous performers fill the stage with their finest scripted sketches, witty songs, and improvised tomfoolery. From topical humor to scenes collected from years of hit shows, the troupe weaves comic tapestries out of prepared material and the audience's suggestions to craft an immersive show that connects performers to viewers by their funny bones.
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.