Comedy has long been used to subvert the established order, shedding light on modern life’s pervasive absurdities and fomenting distrust of potentially seltzer-filled boutonnieres. Discover some rollicking truths with this GrouponLive deal to see Jonathan Darden’s Big Show Spectacular featuring Angelo Tsarouchas with Noel Elgrably at The Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre in Arlington, presented by Ivy Street Productions. Choose between the following options:
- For $11, you get one ticket for reserved rear-section seating (up to a $23.24 value, including fees).
- For $13, you get one ticket for reserved middle-section seating (up to a $26.35 value, including fees).<p>
For each option, choose between the following dates:
- Friday, June 22, at 9 p.m.
- Saturday, June 23, at 8 p.m.<p>
Local actor, writer, comedian, director, and entrepreneur Jonathan Darden plays ringmaster to an evening of old-fashioned razzle-dazzle at his Big Show Spectacular. Packed with comedians, vaudeville acts, dancers, and animation, the variety show time-warps audiences to the glory days of the ’40s and ’50s, when a night at the theater offered a multitude of pleasures as candy girls winked and spiffy ushers patrolled the aisles.
Jolly comedian Angelo Tsarouchas, often referred to as “Lil’ Angelo” or “The Funny Greek,” headlines the show with an easy-going comedic flow and a huggable demeanor. As showcased on the Russell Peters World Tour, Vince Vaughn’s Comedy Roadshow, and his recent one-hour Showtime special, Bigger is Better, the burly funnyman ribs on subjects such as his Greek heritage and his love of Wal-Mart greeters. Special guest Noel Elgrably flips stereotypes on his comic griddle and cooks them until they induce guffaws from the audience. Seen on the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour and a slew of independent films, Elgrably’s ornery skewering of pointed topics such as poverty and growing up Moroccan below the Mason-Dixon line reveals an honest wit.
The versatile performing-arts space of The Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre suits the charming and antiquated nature of the Big Show Spectacular. With wide aisles and plushy, upholstered seats that feature foldaway writing desks, audiences can savor old-timey concessions while pretending to do their homework.