Without laughter, playgrounds would be silent except for the creaking of old swing sets and the trickling of tears into belowground aquifers. Celebrate the sound of mirth with today’s GrouponLive deal to The New Year’s Eve Comedy Show For People Who Can’t Stay Up ‘Til Midnight at The Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin on Saturday, December 31, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $17, you get one main-floor ticket for seating in rows J–T (up to a $34.50 value, including all fees).
- For $20, you get one premium ticket for seating in rows B–H (up to a $42.50 value, including all fees).<p>
At The New Year’s Eve Comedy Show For People Who Can’t Stay Up ‘Til Midnight, audiences laughingly bid adieu to 2011 as five comics tickle ribs with family-friendly standup. The diverse cast of comedians, including two-time Emmy winner and WGN reporter Ana Belaval and veteran sports-show host Spike Manton, free chuckles from bellies and remind sad clowns what they’ve given up for their craft. Headlining comic Chicago native Rocky LaPorte’s resumé overflows with appearances on The Tonight Show and Comedy Central and performances with luminaries including Drew Carey and Tim Allen. Musical guests Sons of the Never Wrong aid joke digestion with folksy harmonies. The Hemmens Cultural Center ensconces guests in seats that afford straight sight lines to onstage action and a comfortable distance from the occasional gargoyle infestations of the balcony.