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This February, spend a cold Saturday night basking in the hilarity oozing from the mouth of comedienne Jennifer Coolidge. Her uproarious one-woman stand-up act will have you snickering, rolling, and other words that sound like baking maneuvers. For $24, you get one ticket aboard the laugh track to see her show at the Wilbur Theatre on February 6, 2010, at 7 p.m., a $35 value. Seat locations won't be determined until the night of the show. Show up as early as 5 p.m. to claim your prize—the sooner you get there, the better your seats.
Aside from her memorable role as Stifler's Mom in the American Pie series, Coolidge has garnered critical acclaim from her performances in Best in Show, Legally Blonde and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. She was a member of L.A.'s famed comedy troupe Groundlings before making the quantum leap to the screens of silver and gold. Grab this Groupon for your chance to catch one of her memorable in-person performances, known to induce smiles and cause chortling convulsions.
Stand-up comedy is much funnier in person than on TV or the Internet. Feel as though Coolidge is actually talking to you (because she is) instead of being filtered through technology. The Internet's tubes and cable wires have been known to diffuse the funny, rendering it only 40% as side-splitting as the original. Bring that special someone to see another special someone, who will make you seem funny by association.
- Finally there's Jennifer Coolidge (Stifler's Mom from American Pie) as a Philly society gal, Anna Nicole Smith-like in her buxomness and adamancy that her marriage to an octogenarian is filled with love. – Christopher Null, FilmCritic
- Coolidge has a perfect comedienne's face. She can summon audience smiles with a simple expression. Add to her naturally funny face a bizarrely amiable voice ("me too!") and the giggling commences. But she's not done yet. Sprinkle her physical comedy with verbal non sequitors and unexpectedly committed comedic force. A humming moment late in the movie reveals her to be not just intelligence impaired but beyond-dumb. – Nathaniel Rogers, the Film Experience
Though most audience members are still busy stitching their sides after July's side-splitting shows, this reviewer on Edge Boston enjoyed Coolidge's performance enough to write this:
- OMG!!!! she was brilliant. What an amazing talent. I WANT MORE!!!! – Anonymous, Edge Boston
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