Metaphors for laughter are often surprisingly violent, from busting a gut to splitting your sides to tumbling down the jagged face of Joke Mountain. Break a funny bone with this GrouponLive deal.
- $10 for two tickets to an improv comedy show at Charlotte Comedy Theatre (a $20 value)
- When: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. through August 31
- Where: Wet Willie’s
- Seating: General admission
- Door time: 7:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
All shows are for ages 21 and over.
Charlotte Comedy Theater
Charlotte Comedy Theater's founder, Keli Semelsberger, studied with Amy Poehler and other luminaries of laughter in Chicago before bringing the exhilaration of living in the moment to Charlotte stages. Voted 2012's best improv- or sketch-comedy group by readers of Charlotte magazine, the company's cadre of off-the-cuff funny people delights audiences with interactive short-form shows. Drawing from games and exercises similar to those used on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, R-rated evenings teem with uproarious, impromptu scenes, where the cast takes suggestions from seat-bound participants and tries to ignore the bartender's ceaseless suggestions of "whoopee cushion."
Charlotte Comedy Theater doubles as a school where aspiring improvisers learn the tricks of the trade during six-week improv classes, and where beginners can wire their brains to think off the cuff in monthly Improv for Everyone workshops. Charlotte Comedy Theater’s customizable team-building programs encourage small groups to trust their instincts and one another throughout fun, interactive exercises, which sometimes incorporate zip-line and rafting excursions.