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 this GrouponLive deal to see Tracy Morgan at the State Theatre in New Brunswick. For $17, you get one ticket for seating in the midbalcony or gallery sections on Saturday, September 22, at 8 p.m. (a $35 value, including fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The theater recommends the show for those ages 18 and older.
Blistering every seat in the house with his scorching wit, actor, comedian, and author Tracy Morgan brings his inimitable act for the first time to the historic State Theatre for a night of raucous, adult-only hysterics. On Saturday Night Live, the New York native made his mark with impersonations of Maya Angelou and Star Jones, as well as with original characters such as the lovably spaced-out animal expert Brian Fellow, who dispensed various tidbits of nonsensical animal knowledge: “Rabbits can’t cut their own hair…that’s crazy!” He then joined Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin on 30 Rock to play Tracy Jordan, a sketch TV star whose successes and eccentricities mirror those of Morgan’s real life.
Today, Morgan keeps up with his fans through his Twitter account, prompting Rolling Stone to dub him one of the 25 Funniest People on Twitter for random updates and observations, such as “I’m trying to sell a case of Chuck Norris chest hairs on the black market.” When he takes the stage at State Theatre, Morgan will likely serve up similarly outrageous comments in an obstreperous standup act sure to tickle even the most irascible ribs until they weep with joy.
State Theatre New Jersey
The State Theatre New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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.