Many comedians dream of getting their own sitcom, where they can finally escape from their incongruously hot wife and clinically insane neighbor. Get on a real-life laugh track with this GrouponLive deal to see Kevin James at Ryman Auditorium. For $26, you get one ticket for reserved main-floor seating on Monday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $53.14 value, including all Ticketmaster fees).
Ballyhooed actor and comedian Kevin James takes a sabbatical from his big-screen antics to return to his roots for Kevin James Live. Having paid his dues in the nightclub trenches for more than 11 years, the charismatic comic rose to ubiquity with his Emmy-nominated work on the smash sitcom The King of Queens and in leading-man roles in movies such as Zookeeper and Paul Blart: Mall Cop. Live, he unloads fresh musings and wry insight into bits ranging from relationship foibles to sports and fitness, all filtered through his gruff teddy-bear persona and everyman affability.
Founded as the Union Gospel Tabernacle by steamboat captain Thomas Ryman after an angel got trapped in his smokestack, the Ryman Auditorium has since become a different kind of hallowed ground, lovingly referred to as the "mother church of country music." The Grand Ole Opry and The Johnny Cash Show have both taken residence among its wooden pews, and the twanged voices of country legends such as Hank Williams and Patsy Cline have reverberated off the stenciled artwork on the face of the balcony. Today, the venue plays host to a variety of acts, from rock concerts to television specials to comedy shows.