When comedians get onstage, they open their lives to audiences and to any burglars who realize they won’t be home for hours. Help yourself to comedic treasures with this GrouponLive deal.
- $30 for one presale G-Pass to Adam Carolla (up to a $48.75 value)
- When: Saturday, September 28, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Genesee Theatre in Waukegan
- Sections: Rows A–Z in the orchestra or rows J–M in the lower balcony
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.
Irascible comedian Adam Carolla pulls no punches as he singes the Genesee Theatre in an evening of fiery stand-up. From foiling Dr. Drew on Loveline, antagonizing livers on The Man Show, and brazenly tricycling on Dancing with the Stars, Adam’s affable mug is instantly familiar to television viewers. Now host of The Adam Carolla Show, which made the Guinness Book of World Records as the Most Downloaded Podcast in the World, Adam wields a nasal voice and a gift of guff that take antic, in-the-flesh form in a stand-up act that swings between crafty storytelling and gleefully unhinged rants. Adam arrives at the stage fresh off the success of his best-selling memoir, Not Taco Bell Material, shooting from the hip as he riffs about his carpentry days in between raucous multimedia interludes.<p>
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.