Comedians often adopt stage personas to help underscore punchlines or hide from the families of the watermelons they’ve smashed. See a savvy performer with this GrouponLive deal.
- One ticket to see Larry The Cable Guy
- When: Saturday, October 19 at 5 p.m. or 9 p.m.
- Where: The Paramount Theatre
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $36 for rear orchestra or rear balcony seating (up to a $73.97 value)
- $48 for mid orchestra or front seating (up to a $96.73 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
Larry The Cable Guy
Warning: crude content.
Comedian Dan Whitney hasn’t always inhabited the sleeveless flannel and camouflage of [Larry The Cable Guy](http://www.larrythecableguy.com/), but he’s known him his entire life. “I grew up on a pig farm with nothing but 50- or 60-year-old cow farmers, so I was always able to drop in and out of that accent and that character,” he told [The A.V. Club](http://gr.pn/15UtwYb). Accordingly, he displays much affection as mockery toward the family of Southern stereotypes he riffs on via classic one-liners, punctuated by his trademark “Git-R-Done.” His deadpan delivery takes the form of a none-too-swift drawl that lets punch lines such as “I was living with a girl for about eight months, until she found out I was there” creep up unnoticed.
Whitney has parlayed his crude country charm into an appropriately home-fried History Channel show—[Only in America with Larry The Cable Guy](http://gr.pn/15UtHma)—and roles in films including Witless Protection, Delta Farce, and Cars. With barbecue sauces, beer bread, and other low cuisine now bearing his name, Whitney’s empire of the everyman has not only vaulted him onto the [Forbes Celebrity 100 list](http://www.forbes.com/profile/larry-the-cable-guy/) but helped fund a [charitable foundation](http://www.gitrdonefoundation.org/what-we-do/welcome/) to support the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.
A lot has changed in the century since the Paramount Theatre was founded, but the theater's crowd-pleasing entertainment wouldn't have been out of place in Aurora's turn-of-the-century theater scene. When the Venice-inspired art-deco venue was first built, it joined an already-bustling local tradition of vaudeville, silent films, concerts, and circus acts. Photographs dating back to 1931 guided a 1976 restoration, in which artisans completely retraced and repainted eight original murals, re-gilded the fluted columns, and patched up the sheets of every ghost. Concerts, comedy, and community events fill the theater when it's not occupied by the dazzling production values of a professional musical-theater company, which launched what the Chicago Tribune called a "thrilling debut season" in 2011.