A receptive audience encourages live performers, helping comedians loosen up and giving lion tamers the courage to wear their zebra costume. Cheer a showman to the next level with this GrouponLive deal to a show at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. Choose from the following options:
- For $8, you get one general-admission ticket to Art of the Stand-Up Comic on Friday, May 4, at 8 p.m. (up to a $16.95 value, including ticketing fees).
- For $15, you get one general-admission ticket to the play Skippyjon Jones on Sunday, June 3, at 3 p.m. (up to a $28.25 value, including ticketing fees).
- For $22, you get one VIP ticket to Skippyjon Jones on Sunday, June 3, at 3 p.m. (up to a $43.25 total value, including ticketing fees). VIP tickets include one general-admission seat and one ticket to a postshow meet-and-greet.
Art of the Stand-Up Comic brings together a quintet of gut-busting talents who elicit laughter in one evening of tag-team hilarity. Carole Montgomery shows off the wickedly deadpan sarcasm that has won her gigs on Comedy Central, ABC, and MTV, whereas the author of The Idiot's Guide to Comedy Writing, Jim Mendrinos, tickles ribs with wry observational rants. Voice actor extraordinaire Brian Scott McFadden has lent his talents to such films as Ice Age II and Robots and interlaces high-energy monologues with hilarious impressions and characters. Also taking the stage, the youngest female comic to ever perform on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, Liz Miele, mixes self-deprecating sarcasm with cutting insight, and Lori Sommer shows off the improvisational powers that led her to cofound the renowned Red Tie Mafia Improv Troupe.
Based on the popular children's book by Judith Schachner, Skippyjon Jones delights youthful audiences with the musical high jinks of the titular siamese cat in a show geared toward kids aged 4–8. Banished to his room for his overactive imagination, Skippyjon pretends to be a chihuahua, imagining himself as the head of a pack of dogs who must learn to stand up to a local bully. A postshow meet-and-greet lets youthful fans shake hands with the actor playing their feline hero and personally deliver a bouquet of catnip.