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- $24 for one ticket to a Tracy Morgan standup comedy show (up to a $46.49 value)
- When: Sunday, May 5, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Pabst Theater
- Seating: Second or third floor balcony
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
Blistering every seat in the house with his scorching wit, actor, comedian, and author Tracy Morgan brings his inimitable act to the historic Pabst Theater for a night of raucous, adult-only hysterics. On Saturday Night Live, the New York native made his mark with impersonations of Maya Angelou and Star Jones, as well as with original characters such as the lovably spaced-out animal expert Brian Fellow, who dispensed various tidbits of nonsensical animal knowledge: “Rabbits can’t cut their own hair…that’s crazy!” He then joined Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin on the recently ended 30 Rock to play Tracy Jordan, a sketch TV star whose successes and eccentricities mirrored those of Morgan’s real life.
Today, Morgan keeps up with his fans through his Twitter account, prompting Rolling Stone to dub him one of the 25 Funniest People on Twitter for random updates and observations, such as “I’m trying to sell a case of Chuck Norris chest hairs on the black market.” When he takes the stage at Pabst Theater, Morgan will likely serve up similarly outrageous comments in an obstreperous standup act sure to tickle even the most irascible ribs until they weep with joy.<p> Warning: contains bleeped-out cursed words and a standup routine delivered sitting down
The Riverside Theater
As vaudeville heaved its last breaths in the late 1920s, RKO’s Riverside Theater opened in 1928 and served as a performance hall for just a few years before Warner Brothers took it over to screen their films. Decades of neglect followed, reaching a nadir in 1966 when a carelessly tossed cigarette butt incinerated the proscenium’s drapery, prompting the cash-conscious owners to replace the opulent teal velour with workmanlike duvetyn. A slated demolition in 1982 nearly replaced the theater with a shopping mall before a coalition of citizens convinced philanthropist Joseph Zilber to save the space. In the subsequent renovations, craftsmen installed plush red drapery, overhauled the obsolete lighting, and repainted the faded French Baroque gilding of the auditorium, restoring the elegant space to its former glory and inspiring it to get back out on the theater dating scene.