Comedy has long been used to subvert the established order, shedding light on modern life's pervasive absurdities and fomenting distrust of potentially seltzer-filled boutonnieres. Discover some rollicking truths with today's GrouponLive deal: for $8, you get one general-admission ticket to see the Irish Comedy Tour at the Racine Civic Centre's Memorial Hall on Friday, January 20, at 7 p.m. (up to a $16.55 value, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 6 p.m., and show-goers who arrive early will have a chance to sample authentic Irish fare and take home a Killian's Irish Red beer stein.
The Irish Comedy Tour delights show-goers 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. New Yorker Jim Campbell proffers tuneful accompaniment to the evening's proceedings, singing traditional Irish folk songs and original ballads.
Authentic Irish bangers and shepherd's pie will be served to sate the stomachs of those who arrive before the show. Also, Killian's Irish Red will bestows each of the first 500 guests to arrive with a beer stein that may one day be as treasured as a snapshot of the Blarney Stone smooching a leprechaun.