Giveaway: Tickets to comedy show at Walton Arts Center

second city nut crackingNo matter what’s going on in your life, it always feels a little more manageable when you can laugh a little. And you’ll be laughing A LOT if you win the four tickets we’re giving away to the opening night performance of this show: Second City’s Nut-Cracking Revue. This famous sketch comedy troupe will be live on stage at the Walton Arts Center on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Second_City_Nut_Cracking_TNEWThese comedy performers have been SO popular with audiences that this is their seventh time to perform at the Walton Arts Center. Part of the reason the group draws such huge crowds is because they are known as the training ground for some of the most famous names in comedy — names like John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Tina Fey, Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert.

This is grown-up humor, so this show is not intended for kids. But it’s perfect for a double-date with fun friends. (This ticket package is valued at more than $140!)

To make it even more fun, we’re including dinner at our favorite pizza place on Dickson Street — U.S. Pizza. It’s known for its award-winning pizza and their salads and sandwiches are phenomenal, too.

HOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the online hat to win the four tickets to this show, click the words “post a comment” below and tell us something that has made you laugh recently. (Your kid’s joke? Your favorite show on TV? Your dog’s quirky habit?)

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If you don’t want to leave your tickets up to chance, get them online now before they’re gone. Click HERE to reserve your seats for the show online. (Tickets range from $15 to $35, depending on seat location.)

Looking forward to reading your comments, mamas! Remember that winners for giveaways are ALWAYS chosen at random. Watch your email inbox because we’ll notify the winner next week. Good luck!



  1. I gotta tell you I’ve been an emotional wreck lately (pregnancy…LOL), so my laughter has been few and far between–could really use these tickets! My favorite comedy is Modern Family and have caught myself watching the reruns lately for a good laugh.

  2. My 4 year old son says to me the other day in the most serious voice, ‘Mom, I love you 608 times, that’s the biggest number I know. And you’re beautiful but sometimes your clothes don’t look pretty’. Then gave me the biggest kiss. Kids will say anything! Lol 🙂

  3. My recent good laugh was when I saw my Daughter and Son-inLaw dressed up for Halloween. He came as an Amish person (beard is real) and my daughter who is 4′ 11″ came as a Yard gnome. All my son-in-law had to do was put on a hat, blue shirt and suspendars. Maybe you had to be there but it was funny how he looked like he was ready to jump in an Amish Buggy and go for a ride and didn’t have to put any effort into the costume.Wish I could add a picture so you could see how funny they looked together.

  4. The last time I laughed was actually a few minutes ago as I was scrolling through my TimeSlot app. It showed me a picture of me and one of my best friends celebrating on Dickson Street a few years ago after a Razorback win. In the background, my husband is photo bombing us. It was my husband in this picture that made me laugh.

  5. My granddaughter loves to tell knock-knock jokes — she will always put a smile on my face.

  6. My girlfriends made me laugh for 2 solid hours last night. We were group messaging on Facebook and we were in RARE form!
    How would we get through life without our friends?

  7. My daughter practicing her flute .. She gets so tickled at a “sour” note .. 🙂

  8. My friend, Stephanie, is one of the funniest people I know. We always have some great laughs when we are together!

  9. My husband FINALLY gave our 18-month-old daughter a bath all on his own…and she pooped in the tub. The look on his face when I told him he was on his own was priceless. 😉

  10. Would love to win these tickets! I have a friend that has had a rough few months and it would be nice to take her and her husband on a double date with us! 😀

  11. My daughter telling me that her daddy goes to work to make money…I asked her what he does with the money…she said: Pay Mommy! 🙂

  12. When I told my daughter she had to take a bath and she said, “I just hate personal hygiene.”

  13. My biggest recent laugh was the other day when my sweet 14 month old started dancing to one of the songs on his toys out of the blue! Wasn’t expecting it and it just cracked me up! Love my goofy little guy! This show looks really fun!

  14. My son getting so excited waving his American flag during his assembly he knocked the flags out of his friends hands! He was having the best time.

  15. My kids like to take words & rhyme them, with humorous results! And everyone knows the crazy comedic timing of a 3 year old out in public can be humorous & sometimes embarrassing!

  16. My youngest is just starting to be so funny! He isn’t even one yet, but he is a little rebel. He pushed the limits to hear “no” over and over again, but then turns with his toothy grin, and I can’t help but giggle at him!

  17. April Fools is my husband’s favorite “holiday.” I was sitting at the computer next to the window, on the first floor, and I saw my husband acting weird in the side yard. Then he sidles up to the window, moons me, loses his balance, and falls butt first through the window. I really tried not to laugh, I really really did. But, sometimes you just can’t help it. He had to hitch his jeans up OVER the glass in his butt to get around the side of the house and come in the front door. Not sure April Fools will continue to be his favorite holiday. We’ll have to see!

  18. Of course it is the things my kiddos say! Yesterday my almost 2 year old was screaming “cream-a” at the top of his lungs at a restaurant because he saw my margarita and felt he should get to share my “ice-cream”… The thought of it has made me chuckle quite a few times since then.

  19. My 11 year old daughter was talking about horoscopes and she looked up hers and it said, ‘you like change…’ She looked at me with the most astonished look and said,’Oh my gosh, that is so true! I have like 20 coins in my purse right now!’
    Got to love her naive sweet personality:)

  20. I am a special education teacher and we have been talking about how to give compliments. The other day one of my students with autism told me they liked my hair even though I look like I just rolled out of bed. Hey. They tried. Lol.

  21. My husband and son spontaneously dancing to the Charlie Brown Christmas song. Looked just like the characters. 🙂

  22. I am in need of a good laugh. My kids can always make me laugh and my husband too! I would enjoy this evening at WAC and dinner at U. S. Pizza.

  23. My 4 year old has taken to singing in a funny voice and making ridiculous faces before bed each night. She makes me laugh and smile even after hard days!

  24. My husband telling a joke while throwing his voice into a Scottish accent. :))

  25. One of my favorite memories of my son was when he was 5 and really trying to spell everything. He needed to go to the bathroom and got up from the couch and started running towards bathroom. He then yelled ” I have to P I E!” And I was like you have to pie? and he started giggling and fell over laughing. He still yells it today!

  26. My teenage son, Marvin, is always saying things that crack me up. He has always been so witty. One of my favorite memories is when he was about 3 and he was “counting down” is big brother to make him stop something. He counted “one…..two….two and three turtles…. ” That still cracks me up when I think about it.

  27. I work with credit cards, and was recently instructed that if a “pick up card” decline message was received when someone paid with their phone, you shouldn’t try to keep their phone! 🙂

  28. Last week at work s omeone was showing me a video on facbook from some british comedy and i couldnt stop laughing.

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