Laughter is the spark of the soul, which is why comedians can light up rooms during a blackout but cannot be left unattended at gas stations. Enjoy crackling wit with today’s GrouponLive deal to “Stand Up for Charity” at the Kaufman Center’s Merkin Concert Hall on Wednesday, October 26, at 8 p.m. Tickets must be picked up at will-call at least 30 minutes before the show starts. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Choose between the following ticket and seating options:
- For $34, you get one rear-orchestra ticket (a $69 value).
- For $49, you get one front-orchestra VIP ticket (a $99 value).<p>
“Stand Up for Charity” raises funds for charitable organizations by recruiting celebrities from the worlds of film, music, sports, and comedy to deliver laugh-worthy anecdotes at local venues. Today’s Groupon ushers guests to a benefit for The Joshua Morales Fund, which helps children with transverse myelitis, a spinal-cord condition that can cause severe paralysis. Rather than hot-glue rhinestones to the event’s title in the program, the organizers have studded its lineup with Hollywood stars, including Judah Friedlander, who plays Frank Rossitano on 30 Rock, and Home Alone’s Macaulay and Kieran Culkin. Standup pros such as Jim Gaffigan and Janeane Garofalo also unfurl their potent punch lines to cause wave after wave of infectious giggles. Rounding out the bill, radio humorist Jim Norton and voice actor Todd Barry and will both flex their comic muscles and bench-press Emmy-winning funny lady Judy Gold.
Nestled inside the Kaufman Center’s creative confines, the intimate Merkin Concert Hall teams clear, direct sightlines with excellent acoustics. Sound is directed toward ears by angled panels affixed to the walls and a crossing guard who dangles from a grappling hook in the ceiling.
Lineups are current, but subject to change.