Although effective, the slap-line was quickly replaced by the punchline in most comedy clubs for its ability to induce laughter without inadvertently provoking duels. Enjoy harmless ha-has with today’s GrouponLive deal to see The Godfathers of Comedy at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Friday, October 28, at 8 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get two tickets for reserved VIP seating in section 125 (up to a $75.80 value online, including all ticketing fees).
- For $116, you get a table for four in section 125 and four beer or wine drinks (up to a $236.80 value, including drinks and ticketing fees).<p>
The Godfathers of Comedy gathers a family of top-shelf Italian-American comics for a night of laughter that audiences can’t refuse. Following in the footsteps of successful revues such as The Kings of Comedy and the Misanthropic Jockeys of Mirth, The Godfathers mercilessly hijack funny bones with unapologetically ethnocentric humor rapid-fired by a quartet of standup veterans and bona-fide wise guys. John Caponera, known for his appearances on The Drew Carey Show and his spot-on impression of pre-mortem Harry Carey, uses a Tommy gun loaded with finely honed material to slay audiences, and Chicago native and late-night-TV mainstay Rocky LaPorte convinces audiences to yuk it up with a steely gaze and a stockpile of jokes.
Willie Fratto, a descendent of Al Capone’s crime family, enlightens audiences with anecdotes about stool pigeons and cement shoes, and Frank Santorelli, known as Georgie the Bartender on The Sopranos, rounds off the show with hearty jokes unsuitable for the Olive Garden. At the comfy, un-bugged table for four, friends, family, and “family” can savor laughs and dodge the feds while toasting with a beer or glass of wine delivered by a full-service staff, none of which are undercover G-men or Joe Pesci.