Although not one of the five traditional senses, a sense of humor is the only thing that allows humans to answer knock-knocks at the door. You’re there with this GrouponLive deal to see Artie Lange at the State Theatre on Saturday, March 9, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $24, you get one ticket for seating in the mid- or upper-balcony or gallery (up to a $48 value, including all fees).
- For $29, you get one ticket for seating in the mid-orchestra (up to a $58 value, including all fees).<p>
Jersey native Artie Lange isn’t known for his subtlety, but that’s part of his charm. Brawny, unfiltered, and huggable, Artie’s the bull that offers to clean up the china shop after he’s done his damage. First thrust into the national spotlight on MADtv, Artie stole every scene he was in with his gravely Joisey accent and fearless physical prowess. Since then, Artie’s made the rounds in movies such as Dirty Work and Elf, and his voice has become an old friend to listeners of The Howard Stern Show and his latest venture, Fox News Radio’s The Nick and Artie Show. More than most comedians, Artie has often stared down death and won, which he chronicles in his robust standup act and his New York Times best-selling autobiography, Too Fat to Fish. As he unleashes sharp new material mined from the brink, Artie Lange proves the adage that whatever doesn’t kill you makes you funnier.<p>
Warning: contains strong language<p>
The State Theatre was saved, as its website states, from "the ravages of time." Built in 1921 as a vaudeville and silent-film palace, the venue fell on hard times in the 1970s. In 2003, however, a $3 million renovation restored the State Theatre to much of its original glory, as crews painstakingly rehabbed the ornamental plaster, terracotta exterior, and actor holding cells. Inside the theater, a stunning chandelier sparkles more brightly than ever below the venue's signature dome.