Win Tix To See Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour


We have a couple pairs of tickets to give away to see the Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour’s stop at the TLA on Thursday. The TV show, now in its second season on TBS, is premised upon Steve Sullivan (Steve Byrne), a corporate attorney from New York City who visits his Irish American father Jack (Dan Lauria) and Korean mother Ok Cha (Jodi Long) just as they are preparing to sell their bar in a Pittsburgh working-class neighborhood and retire. Much to their surprise, Sullivan decides to trade the corporate bar for his parents’ taproom which is the unofficial “town hall” of the neighborhood. Executive produced by Vince Vaughn, Sullivan & Son is a 21st Century post-PC updating of classic barroom comedies like Cheers and, well, Cheers. Where that show explored the beery dissolve of the dividing lines of class — the retired pro ball player sex addict makes it with the wannabe Ivy League academic, with the beer-swilling desperate mailman, the beer-swilling underemployed accountant and the beer-slinging switchblade-witted waitress providing back up/comic relief. Sullivan & Son explores the spilled-beer erasure of the PC red line drawn between stereotype and ethnicity. There’s The Irish-Korean, The Egyptian, The Black and The Clueless piano-playing White Guy (all played by seasoned stand-up comics). Add suds. Hilarity ensues. On a good night, anyway. We have a buncha tickets to see Thursday’s show at the TLA. To qualify, all you have to do is sign up for our mailing list (see right, below the masthead). Trust us, this is something you want to do. In addition to breaking news alerts and Phawker updates, you also get advanced warning about groovy concert ticket giveaways and other free swag opportunities like this one! After signing up, send us an email at FEED@PHAWKER.COM telling us a much, with the words SULLY in the subject line. If you are already on our mailing list, just send us an email saying as much. Either way, please include your full name and a mobile number for confirmation. We have a limited number of tickets to giveaway, so don’t delay. First come first serve. Good luck and godspeed!