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.
- General admission to a standup-comedy show
- When: any show through June 15, excluding special engagements
- Where: Cleveland Improv
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to see the schedule of upcoming acts.
- $20 for two tickets and one appetizer (up to $63 value)
- $30 for four tickets and two appetizers (up to $126 value)
- Click here to view the menu.
Lisa Landry (May 8–11)
As seen on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and her own Comedy Central Presents special
George Willborn (May 15–18)
As seen on HBO's Def Comedy Jam, and heard on the Doug Banks Show
Warning: contains evidence of terrible parenting, mild language
Dan Cummins (June 12–15)
Comedy Central fixture seen on Comedy Central Presents and the one-hour special Crazy with a Capital F as well as The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Last Comic Standing
Warning: contains strong assumptions about people with face tattoos
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 Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44113