Darren McCarty is among the most celebrated enforcers in Detroit Crimson Wings historical past. He’s a legend for his battle towards Colorado’s Claude Lemieux in “Struggle Night time at The Joe” in 1997; his position on the “Grind Line” with Kris Draper and Kirk Maltby in 1997-98; and scoring within the opening spherical of the 2008 playoffs that led to his reaching his fourth Stanley Cup title with the staff.
However now McCarty is dropping the gloves for a distinct motive – to carry a microphone and share his love of comedy, as his Slapstick Comedy Tour continues on the Howell Opera Home on Friday, Nov. 1.
McCarty calls himself an entertainer and storyteller, slightly than a comic book — he takes his life experiences and spins them funny-side up — but additionally sees the tour as an opportunity to attach with followers everywhere in the state, saying: “You guys, for 15 years or so, got here to see me play. You needed to journey, even from out of state. Effectively, now that I’m retired and bought issues in place, I’ll come to see you.”
The present may even function a gap act comic; a question-and-answer section with McCarty; and a meet’n’greet after the present, with the chance to take images.
Doorways open at 7:15 p.m., and the present will start at p.m.. There will likely be a money bar, in addition to mild concessions accessible for buy. Admission is $25 per individual and accessible now on the Opera Home website, or by calling the workplace at (517) 540-0065.