A good belly laugh exercises the abdomen, improves a cloudy mood, and comforts homesick reindeer with familiar, Santaesque sounds. Ease a four-legged friend's melancholy with today's GrouponLive deal: for $26, you get one balcony ticket to see Sinbad at The Chicago Theatre on Saturday, November 12, at 8 p.m. (up to a $53.57 value). Doors open at 7 p.m. Groupon holders will sit in balcony section 1R, rows M–R, and section 1L, rows M–R. Tickets will be available for pick up at will call starting at 5 p.m. on the day of the show, and seats will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more than two decades, comic powerhouse Sinbad has courted laughs with a clean standup style that teases the hilarity out of quotidian activities, earning him a spot among Comedy Central's Top 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. Eschewing profanity, the comic zeroes in on the common everyday experience, quipping about relationships, ordering at McDonald's, and the outrageous price hikes of rocket fuel. Sinbad amps up the humor of simple situations with a malleable face that exaggerates expressions and a confident delivery that vocalizes inner thoughts to hilarious effect. Unlike knock-knock jokes and adaptations of Thomas Pynchon novels, the funnyman's style translates well to the small and silver screen, leading to appearances in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Celebrity Apprentice, and Jingle All the Way.
Opened in 1921 as an enormous movie palace, the legendary Chicago Theatre ensconces audiences in an opulent French Baroque aesthetic. Attendees can analyze the lavish touches of the performance hall's in-house murals or stand under the famed arch of the marquee for photo ops or shelter from banana-pudding storms.
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