What You'll Get
Laughter is the best medicine, though it tends to be the worst legal defense. Salute the healing art of stand-up with today's Groupon: you get two tickets to see comedian Denis Leary, appearing as part of the "Rescue Me Comedy Tour 2" at the Riverside Theater. The show is on Thursday, June 17, at 8 p.m. Choose one of the following two deals:
- For $49, you get two tickets in the regular seating section (a $99 value).
- For $65, you get two tickets in the premier seating section (a $130 value).
Known for his edgy and envelope-shoving comedy, Denis Leary has carved out an impressive career during more than two decades in show business, with roles in films such as Suicide Kings, The Thomas Crown Affair, and Ice Age, and several hit comedy albums. He most recently gained acclaim for the TV show Rescue Me, for which he received two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and a box of cookies from his landlord. Leary again returns to the stand-up stage alongside fellow comedians and Rescue Me cast members Lenny Clarke and Adam Ferrara for the "Rescue Me Comedy Tour 2". Expect a night of biting social satire, politically charged rants, and cutting humor from all three comedians, with one or two curse words thrown in for good measure.
A portion of proceeds from the evening, and the entire tour, will benefit the Leary Firefighters Foundation, the nonprofit organization founded by Leary in 2000 to provide funding and equipment to fire departments in Massachusetts, New York, and New Orleans. Call up a fellow Leary-lover and give your funnybone a well-meaning workout with the "Rescue Me Comedy Tour 2."
- It was hedonism at its best, people...Leary also spent a good thirty minutes narrating a slideshow centered around current events and other noteworthy subjects...everyone loved the celebrity mug shots he personally selected for our enjoyment...someone should offer him a news show, especially now that Rescue Me is currently filming it's final season. Lenny Clarke and Adam Ferrara were hilarious and had the audience laughing just as much (if not more) than Leary did at times.
Six Yelpers rave about the historic Riverside Theater, the venue for this stop on the tour; they give it a four-star average:
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 17, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Valid for purchased seating option only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Pabst Theater
Captain Frederick Pabst contributed to Milwaukee’s status as a cultural landmark of the upper Midwest by building Pabst Theater, formally known as Das Neue Deutsche Stadt-Theater, in 1895. According to legend, when he was informed that his theater had burned to the ground, the brewing magnate interrupted his European vacation to wire home the order to “Rebuild at once!”—and 11 months later, the stage was completed anew. Where the old theater honored German artists by having their names inscribed along the cornice of the auditorium, the new building featured an international consortium of cultural notables. The theater’s globe-spanning influences were made even more apparent with the installation of an Austrian crystal chandelier and an Italian marble staircase.