Metro Atlanta couple loses out on attending comedy event, purchased resold tickets

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A couple’s plans for a birthday night out at a local comedy took a turn once they realized the tickets they purchased online weren’t legit.

Channel 2′s Veronica Griffin talked to the victim who said they were surprised when they presented the tickets at the Atlanta Comedy Theater in Norcross.

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“My reaction was like what? That’s crazy,” Kaliah Henton-Jones told Channel 2 Action News.

Kaliah Henton-Jones and her husband purchased the tickets from a third party ticket broker’s website, Vivid Seats.

The problem with this is the Atlanta Comedy Theater states clearly on its website that show tickets are not to be purchased and resold.

Management said this disclaimer is often ignored.


The policy is designed to cut down on multiple copies of the same tickets being sold and to help prevent price gouging.

Henton-Jones said a policy intended to help consumers can be a bit frustrating when rules are broken.

“First it was like how do you get fraudulent comedy theater tickets? It doesn’t seem like something someone would kind of bootleg or sell as fraudulent ticket,” she said.

Atlanta Comedy Theater management told Channel 2 Action News they will work with customers who’ve been duped.

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