A good belly laugh exercises the abdomen, improves a cloudy mood, and comforts homesick reindeer with familiar, Santaesque sounds. Ease a four-legged friend's melancholy with today's GrouponLive deal: for $25, you get two tickets to see The Irish Comedy Tour at Meyer Theatre on Thursday, January 19, at 8 p.m. (a $50 value). Doors open at 7 p.m.
The Irish Comedy Tour delights showgoers with a Celtic evening of rib-tickling jokes and toe-tapping tunes. Bob & Tom Show veteran Derek Richards draws out chortles with raunchy stories, and Comedy Central alum Mike McCarthy stays true to his nickname "The Comedy Barbarian" with no-holds-barred joshing of touchy topics and withering disdain for Roman knock-knock jokes. Keith Aherne proffers tuneful accompaniment to the evening's proceedings, singing traditional Irish songs with melodic verve. Home to the Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ, the Meyer Theatre evokes early 20th-century entertainment venues by complementing its red stage curtain with majestic statues and decorative columns laced with gold leaf. Patrons sink into the venue’s plush red seats, where they can admire the ceiling’s midnight-blue hue, glittering fiber-optic stars, and rotating galaxy of whoopee cushions.
Please be aware that The Irish Comedy Tour contains adult content and is intended for mature audiences only.