There are many classic comedy routines, but none is more lauded than the one in which someone walks toward a banana peel and places it in the garbage. Enjoy throwaway gags with this GrouponLive deal.
- $25 for one ticket to see Sinbad (up to a $49.63 value)
- When: Saturday, October 5, at 8 p.m.
- Where: The Pabst Theater
- Seating: balcony
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click to view the seating chart.
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 Standups 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.
As vaudeville heaved its last breaths in the late 1920s, Pabst Theater opened in 1928 and served as a performance hall for just a few years before Warner Brothers took it over to screen their films. Decades of neglect followed, reaching a nadir in 1966 when a carelessly tossed cigarette butt incinerated the proscenium’s drapery, prompting the cash-conscious owners to replace the opulent teal velour with workmanlike duvetyn. A slated demolition in 1982 nearly replaced the theater with a shopping mall before a coalition of citizens convinced philanthropist Joseph Zilber to save the space. In the subsequent renovations, craftsmen installed plush red drapery, overhauled the obsolete lighting, and repainted the faded French Baroque gilding of the auditorium, restoring the elegant space to its former glory and inspiring it to get back out on the theater dating scene.