Esther Ku, Nema Williams, and Ed Blaze for One or Two at San Jose Improv on November 7 at 8 p.m. (Up to Half Off)

San Jose Improv

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The Deal

  • One or two tickets to see Esther Ku, Nema Williams, and Ed Blaze
  • When: Thursday, November 7, at 8 p.m.
  • Where: San Jose Improv
  • Seating: general admission
  • Door time: 7 p.m.

Ticketing Options

  • $12 for one ticket (up to a $22 value)
  • $22 for two tickets (up to a $44 value)

The Performers

Esther Ku
Cast member of MTV's Girl Code and finalist in the sixth season of Last Comic Standing

Warning: contains racial humor, confusion about the concept of tennis

Nema Williams
As seen on BET's ComicView and 1st Amendment Standup

Warning: contains graphic language

Ed Blaze
Tanzanian-born comedian seen at Gotham Comedy Club

Warning: contains one brief, unpleasant sound akin to the loosening of phlegm

San Jose Improv

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 for performers to eat, drink coffee, and sing along to piano ditties after their shows. Soon after, the club’s first comedian, Dave Astor, performed on a whim to try out new material. 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.

As part of the respected chain of Improv comedy clubs—where comedic heavyweights such as Andy Kaufman, Jay Leno, and Jerry Seinfeld first started working the stand-up circuit—San Jose Improv lives up to the reputation set by its preceding locations by hosting a full calendar of well-known comics and promising up-and-comers. Audience members can fuel laughter with pub grub such as buffalo wings and barbecue prime rib sandwiches, all while sipping a cocktail to avoid eye contact with the giant rubber chicken sitting at the next table.

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In a Nutshell


Trio of comedians seen on MTV's "Girl Code," BET's "ComicView," and onstage at San Jose Improv

The Fine Print

Expires Nov 7th, 2013. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 11/7 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at San Jose Improv. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects San Jose Improv's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Must be 18 or older. 2-item min./person applies. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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