Win Tickets ($54): David Alan Grier @ Crystal Ballroom | Tony & Grammy Award Nominee, Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time”

We are giving away a pair of tickets to David Alan Grier @ Crystal Ballroom on April 25. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, April 25.

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David Alan GrierDavid Alan Grier
April 25, 2014
7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show | $25 ADV, $27 Doors | 21+

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 225-0047

Please note: this is a seated show
Countless theater, television, film, and comedic endeavors have charted David Alan Grier’s career’s path to stellar heights, and his ability to excel across all mediums and contexts is a testament to his inherent sense of comic timing and creative drive. The Tony and GRAMMY Award nominee was trained in Shakespeare at Yale where he received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. Given David’s experiential background and artistic capability, it came as no surprise when Comedy Central named him as one of their “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.”

In May 2013, David starred in the comedy PEEPLES opposite Kerry Washington and Craig Robinson. The film was produced by Tyler Perry. In addition to his film and theater endeavors, David joined the cast of BAD TEACHER, CBS’ single-camera comedy series adaptation of the hit 2011 movie by the same.

His television work is highlighted by a turn as principal cast member on the Emmy Award winning In Living Color (1990-1994) where he helped to create some of the show’s most memorable characters, DAG (2000-2001) and Life with Bonnie (2003) which earned an Image and Golden Satellite nomination. David created, wrote and executive produced a show for Comedy Central called Chocolate News (2008).

Grier made his film debut in Streamers (1983), directed by Robert Altman for which he won the Golden Lion for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival. He appeared in the Wayans Brothers’ spoof movie Dance Flick (2009) and recently wrapped filming the comedy PEEPLES, produced by Tyler Perry, opposite Kerry Washington and Craig Robinson.

Grier began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in The First, for which he earned a Tony Award-nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and won the Theatre World Award (1981). He then joined the cast of Dreamgirls before going on to star opposite Denzel Washington in A Soldier’s Play, for which both actors reprised their roles in the film adaptation titled A Soldier’s Story.

In 2009/2010 Grier starred in David Mamet’s acclaimed play RACE opposite James Spader and Kerry Washington at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway for which he received his second Tony Award-nomination. Grier received his third Tony Award-nomination in 2012 for his “stand-out role of the rakish, drug-dealing Sporting Life” (NY Times) in The Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess. Grier received his first GRAMMY nomination when the cast recording of The Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess received a 2013 GRAMMY Award nomination for Best Musical Theater Album.

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48 Responses to Win Tickets ($54): David Alan Grier @ Crystal Ballroom | Tony & Grammy Award Nominee, Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time”

  1. Ben Hoerster April 21, 2014 at 2:33 pm #

    I’m a huge fan of David Alan Grier. From his early days on In Living Color to his performance in David Mamet’s Race which I saw on Broadway during a trip to NYC. I would love to see him live in Portland!

  2. Kellan Jansen April 21, 2014 at 6:03 pm #

    In high school I was very depressed. I was just starting at a new school and I was very shy so I didn’t make many friends. Because of this, I used to stay inside and watch a lot of TV. David Alan Grier was always the one comedian who made me look forward to coming home and turning on the TV. For that one hour of Grier comedy I would forget about everything that was bothering me. He really helped me get through a tough time in my life, and it would be an honor to see him live for the first time. I’ve been looking forward to this show since it was announced but I don’t have the money to buy tickets. Winning these tickets would be incredible, and I hope you pick me!


  3. Rachel Stokes April 21, 2014 at 8:02 pm #

    I love this guy and I’m dying to laugh!
    Fingers crossed!

  4. Ilesha April 21, 2014 at 9:41 pm #

    Want to have some fun!

  5. Guinevere April 22, 2014 at 9:50 am #

    I’ve been a fan of his since In Living Color. I would love to go to this!

  6. Taj April 22, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

    I think this dude is funny!! I moved to this city a little over a year. I’m a student and don’t get out enough. I would love to take my girlfriend for a night out!

  7. Karon Lewis April 22, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

    Hey, I love grie r. He touches on some good points. It would be awesome to see him live after so many years of watching on tv. ter

  8. sara April 23, 2014 at 8:26 am #

    yes times a million! Please and thank you!

  9. Lea Anna April 23, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    He always makes me laugh, but I’ve never seen him live.

  10. Shelly Kent April 23, 2014 at 9:54 pm #

    I should win because I’ve been a good girl this year! Please!!

  11. Adrian April 23, 2014 at 11:50 pm #

    Funny wild man — would like to see him in his element.

  12. Maggie April 24, 2014 at 1:16 pm #

    Been a fan of DAG since his Living Color days.. “Thank ya, thank ya very much” for this opportunity to see him live!!

  13. AJ April 24, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    Yes. I miss In Living Color! Please pick me!

  14. Cory April 24, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    Me wants some DAG!!!!!!!

  15. Linda April 24, 2014 at 2:45 pm #

    Big fan! Would love to go. Please choose me!

  16. Tom P April 24, 2014 at 2:47 pm #

    Always up for a good laugh

  17. Lisa April 24, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

    I’ve been a huge fan since his In Living Color Days. Pick me!

  18. Bev Patterson April 24, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

    I would love to see David and enjoy an evening in Portland.

  19. Brandi April 24, 2014 at 2:54 pm #

    It’s a c-o-n-spiracy if I don’t win these tickets!

    Homie don’t play that!

    I love love love him. Please make this girl’s dream come true of seeing him perform :)

  20. evan g April 24, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

    I got a sickness and the only cure is laughter

  21. Nick H April 24, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to see David. He was one of my favorites on In Living Color.

  22. Marissa April 24, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

    D.A.G I gotta win these!

  23. Brittany April 24, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

    I want a night out, and I’m broke!

  24. Kellie April 24, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    Please pick me

  25. Rebecca April 24, 2014 at 3:55 pm #

    Love stand up comedy! Never been to the Crystal Ballroom.

  26. Lyn April 24, 2014 at 5:10 pm #

    I’m ready to laugh out loud and David Alan Grier is the comedian that can make it happen!

  27. sean April 24, 2014 at 5:10 pm #

    I’m in need of a good laugh and I used to love In Living Color.

  28. Joshua April 24, 2014 at 5:53 pm #

    This would make for a great and much needed night out on the town! :) Laughter is the best medicine!

  29. Molly Hillstrom April 24, 2014 at 6:13 pm #

    Great date night for my new boyfriend and I….he’s never been to the Crystal Ballroom. Fun fun fun!!

  30. Liz April 24, 2014 at 6:27 pm #

    Would love to see him live!! This is gonna be a great show!

  31. gayleen April 24, 2014 at 6:48 pm #

    pick me for laughter

  32. anónimo April 24, 2014 at 7:39 pm #

    I’d love to go, because of

  33. Tyler April 24, 2014 at 8:30 pm #

    I do want this oh so much! I’d love to see D.A.G.!!!!

  34. Scott April 24, 2014 at 10:07 pm #

    Sounds like fun

  35. Jill April 24, 2014 at 10:49 pm #

    Recently relocated to PDX and NEED to get out and check out the local scene!!
    Early fan of In Living Color…… hilirious guy! PICK ME PICK ME

  36. Eric H April 24, 2014 at 11:22 pm #

    Comedy is funny. Serial killers usually go by 3 names.
    Men on Film – two snaps up!

  37. bjoern April 25, 2014 at 6:19 am #

    What a great event. Would love to go.

  38. Sandi April 25, 2014 at 7:14 am #

    O M G. I LOVE this man.

  39. Teresa April 25, 2014 at 7:54 am #

    Working on picking a date for tonight and would love to have some laughs with my love here!

  40. Toby April 25, 2014 at 9:06 am #

    I need a good laugh and Grier can deliver! (would love to go to the C.B. too, never been for an event).

  41. Claire April 25, 2014 at 9:19 am #

    I need to laugh!

  42. Charlie April 25, 2014 at 9:22 am #

    My week has been really shitty and stressful, could really use some laughs tonight.

  43. Lisa April 25, 2014 at 9:30 am #

    ha ha ha, ho ho ho…that’s fake, I need the real thing!

  44. Harvey April 25, 2014 at 11:11 am #

    David Alan Grier is my HOMIE! I would love to go see him….. PICK ME!

  45. Gaby April 25, 2014 at 2:07 pm #

    My week has been the furthest thing from funny. I’d love to go!

  46. sara April 25, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    this sounds so much fun!!

  47. Gi'Me April 25, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

    please please please

  48. Madison April 27, 2014 at 3:23 pm #

    I’ve never been to a comedy show and I’d LOVE to see this guy!!!!! :) :) :)

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