In a recent survey, laughing ranked high on the list of Americans’ preferred choice of amusement, narrowly beating out reading, watching sports, and badmouthing the French. Participate in the country's favorite pastime with today's deal: for $12, you get admission for two to a comedy show (a $10–$12.50 value each), plus one appetizer (a $5 value), at Comedy Etc. II, located on the second floor of the Ramada Inn in Fairview Heights, Illinois (up to a $30 total value). All guests must be 18 or older.
A popular local gut-bustery for the past 18 years, Comedy Etc. II keeps its calendar stuffed with a slew of elite court jesters—many of whom have been featured on The Tonight Show, HBO, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, and The Bob&Tom Show. Chuckle at the sarcastic stylings of Kathleen Dunbar or the fast-paced one-liners of Dan Chopin, who boasts numerous guest appearances on MTV, PBS, and his own home movies. As laughter fills your ears, fill your mouth with an appetizer of your choice, such as chicken mini tacos, mozzarella sticks, toasted ravioli, jalapeño poppers, or potato skins. After swallowing, guests may return to safely practicing laughter, which has many health benefits, such as improving circulation, strengthening cardiovascular function, and freaking out birds.