Comedy has long been used to subvert the established order, shedding light on modern life's pervasive absurdities and fomenting distrust of potentially seltzer-filled boutonnieres. Stick it to the florist with todays GrouponLive deal: for $100, you get two VIP tickets to see Paul Mooney at the Black Repertory Group (a $200 value). Performances are scheduled at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. each night from Monday, December 26, through Sunday, January 1, with an additional 11 p.m. performance on New Year's Eve and 5 p.m. performance on New Year's Day. Each VIP package includes:
Fabled writer, Grammy-nominated comedian, and actor Paul Mooney makes his annual year-end return to the Black Repertory Group Theater, pulling no punches as he unleashes decades of accumulated wit and stinging wisdom upon audiences. Drawn from a career with beginnings as a groundbreaking African-American circus ringmaster and leading to years of notoriety as a comedy writer, Mooneys words have filled the mouths of Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, and the cast of In Living Color. Best known to modern audiences for his blistering work on Chappelles Show, Mooneys standup act skewers tender subjects like a accident-prone luau master while drawing on a deep and heartfelt sense of history.
The New Year's Eve show will be taped for DVD release, letting audiences members reminisce about what kind of laugh was popular in 2011. After collecting themselves from the aisles, VIPs mingling with Mooney can also browse a host of Christmas and Kwanzaa gifts and decorations at an onsite holiday market.
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