Although it’s been ostracized by the five traditional senses, the sense of humor is the only thing that enables human beings to detect a rubber chicken creeping up from behind. Stay on guard with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $35, you get two tickets to see the Second City Laugh Out Loud Tour at the Fine Arts Auditorium of Rockford High School on Friday, January 20, at 8 p.m. (a $70 value). Doors open at 7 p.m. Seating will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis the night of the show.
With alumni including Tina Fey, Steve Carell, and Bill Murray, the famed Second City comedy troupe casts a long, tall shadow of comedy across the humor universe. As part of a national tour, a cast of bright new stars bring two hours packed with a signature blend of scripted sketches and spontaneous scenes prompted by audience participation. Local innovation engine the Rockford Education Foundation sponsors the evening of guffaws, in which the versatile performers may skewer everything from modern relationships to divisive issues such as selling naming rights to the Great Lakes to a sports-beverage conglomerate.