Metaphors for laughter are often surprisingly violent, from busting a gut to splitting your sides to tumbling down the jagged face of Joke Mountain. Break a funny bone with this GrouponLive deal to see The Original Pranksters with Steve-O and Tom Green at the Starlite Theatre, located in the Riviera Hotel & Casino. All shows begin at 10:30 p.m. Doors open at 10:15 p.m. Choose from the following options:
- For $29, you get one ticket for yellow-section general-admission seating (up to a $72.09 value, including fees).
- For $55, you get two tickets for yellow-section general-admission seating (up to a $144.18 value, including fees).<p>
Then choose from shows during one the following periods:
- Thursday, January 17, to Sunday, January 20
- Thursday, February 14, to Sunday, February 17
- Thursday, March 14, to Sunday, March 17<p>
If it’s true that a comedian has to be really smart to pull off shamelessly silly comedy, Steve-O and Tom Green could both teach a master course. As part of the Icons of Comedy series, The Original Pranksters event brings the two MTV legends on stage to draw cackles and gasps with their pungent and often risqué humor.
Stuntman, comic, author, and graduate of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, Steve-O has been slaying audiences on live tours celebrating his famously outlandish antics. As a central member of MTV’s Jackass stunt-comedy crew, Steve-O has tempted fate by tightrope-walking over alligators, stapling his body to his body, and baking bread without first letting it rise. From the safety of their nonpierced seats, fans can spy clear views of Steve-O’s many tattoos, which trace self-portraits, Santa Clauses, and other absurd silhouettes all over his body. During his live show, Steve-O may recount stories from his recent tome, Professional Idiot: A Memoir, pull off a balancing stunt, or subject audiences to musical torture as seen on his latest reality TV show, Killer Karaoke.
Steve-O Live in 2011
Warning: contains profanity and extreme, adult themes unsuitable for stuffed animals
Whimsical absurdist Tom Green comes full circle with an energized return to his standup roots. Known for his MTV talk show The Tom Green Show, the cult-classic film Freddy Got Fingered, and his televised triumph over testicular cancer, Tom’s multifaceted career has encompassed the arts of writing, acting, rapping, skateboarding, and giving birth to an adorable litter of puppies. Tom shares his delight to be back on the standup circuit by treating fans to a guffaw-inducing set that explores the nooks and crannies of his untamed mind. Longtime devotees and new recruits to the cult of Tom can expect an exciting evening, jam-packed with fresh jokes, unpredictable movements, and chances to hear new raps about cured meats.
**Tom Green Live in 2012**
Warning: contains rants about the married and sharply enunciated foul language