When comedians get onstage, they open their lives to audiences and to any burglars who realize they won't be home for hours. Help yourself to comedic treasures with this GrouponLive deal.
- Admission to a standup comedy show
- When: any show of your choice through April 30, excluding special engagements
- Where: Cleveland Improv
- Section: general admission
- Door time: one hour prior to showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to see a schedule of upcoming acts.
- $20 for two tickets and one appetizer (up to $63 total value)
- $30 for four tickets and two appetizers (up to $126 total value)
- Click here to view the menu.
Steve Byrne (February 13–15)
The lead in Sullivan & Son also has been seen on The Tonight Show, Chappelle's Show, and two of his own one-hour specials on Comedy Central.
Warning: contains sexual situations, terrible dance moves
Cocoa Brown (February 20–23)
As seen on BET's Comic View, Showtime at the Apollo, and Comedy Central's Comic Groove
Warning: contains curse words; encourages delusional 30-somethings to self-immolate
Tammy Pescatelli (March 7–9)
As seen on Comedy Central, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and NBC's Last Comic Standing
The first Improv comedy club had virtually nothing to do with comedy. Broadway producer Budd Friedman founded the now legendary franchise in 1963 as an intimate spot where performers could eat, drink coffee, and sing along to piano ditties after their shows. Soon after, the club's first comedian, Dave Astor, tried out some new material on a whim. The stand-up set was a hit and led to the venue's eventual transformation into a full-blown comedy club. New York's hottest comedians would do nearly anything to be featured on the Improv stage; for instance, it's rumored that Lily Tomlin hijacked a parked limousine in order to make a stunning entrance when first meeting Budd.
Since 1989, Cleveland Improv has lived up to the lofty reputation of its parent club by showcasing comedic heavyweights such as Drew Carey, Jim Breuer, and Dave Chappelle. A diverse calendar draws instantly recognizable comics from the airwaves of Showtime, the E! channel, and Comedy Central—including Tommy Davidson, Godfrey, and Christina Pazsitzky—but it also opens the stage to promising up-and-comers such as "Uncle" Larry Reeb, Craig Doyle, and Cleveland's own Mike Polk Jr. Like a well-catered intervention, the menu surprises audiences with gourmet flavors. Blueberry-habañero sauce douses the wings, while bleu cheese and applewood bacon crown the burgers. Gut-busted patrons can replenish oxygen-deprived lungs over a cocktail on Cleveland Improv’s patio, which offers nice views of the Cuyahoga River.
1148 Main Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44113