Laughter has healing power, especially after you’ve watched a sad film or seen a sad person fall down. Laugh at a professional with this GrouponLive deal to see Ralphie May Live at Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. For $34, you get two tickets for reserved mezzanine or parterre seating on Saturday, January 19, at 8 p.m. (up to a $77.48 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
From the moment Ralphie May walks onto the stage, he demands attention with his 400-pound frame and incongruously high-pitched voice, juxtaposing quick barbs against lengthy pauses to wittily lance society’s absurdities. His Southern drawl and babyish looks won him second place in NBC’s Last Comic Standing and launched him into the comedy stratosphere, where he starred in several Comedy Central specials and DVDs, including Prime Cut, in which he pokes fun at the adorably awful hairstyles that are popular in his native Dixie. This past March, during his Too Big to Ignore special, Ralphie mused on the unforeseen perks of resembling a famous transgender celebrity, leaving audiences as delighted as a clown who finally saved up enough to buy his own personal limousine.
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Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
A magnet for a wealth of entertainment, the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts’ modern facility looks as impressive as the roster of guests that performs on its gargantuan stage. Its multistory, glass-ensconced exterior grants visitors full glimpses into the glowing lobby. Once inside, event-goers can head into the venue’s 2,100-seat auditorium, where crisp acoustics allow them to completely appreciate musicians’ notes, actors’ lines, and the bell ring of the friendly hunchback who lives in the rafters.