Improv comedy shows, unlike criminal-court proceedings and open-heart surgeries, encourage people in the room to shout out suggestions. Explore the extemporaneous with this GrouponLive deal to see The Unscriptables improv show at Funhouse Lounge. Shows run Saturdays at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. For $15, you get a show package for two (up to a $36 value), which includes:
- Two tickets (a $10 value each)
- Two drinks (up to an $8 value each)
With a schedule of shows that touch on topical themes and use inventive games, The Unscriptables improv troupe takes to the stage of Funhouse Lounge twice every Saturday night. Suck It: The Twinight Saga (July 28–August 11 at 8 p.m.) takes on the vampire and werewolf craze while integrating audience suggestions, whereas Avenue PDX (August 18–September 29 at 10 p.m.) follows a cast of humans and puppets as they try to live in Portland through an improvised musical. Those nostalgic for children’s novels or who enjoy controlling someone else’s destiny can check out Choose Your Own Adventure The Musical (August 18–September 29 at 8 p.m.), in which the audience directs their evening’s hero down whatever path entertains them most.
Between shouted suggestions and appreciative cheers, viewers enjoy their choice of drink, with options such as bottled and canned beer, housemade sangria, and infused specials such as the Gin Zipper. The lounge also serves a full menu of sandwiches, soups, and salads, though these dishes are not included with this Groupon.
Like the philosophy-based salons and cafes of 19th-century Europe, Funhouse Lounge is a place where locals can revel in local art and entertainment over drinks. On many nights, the stage plays host to local acts showing off skills at karaoke, open-mic comedy, and music. Saturday evenings also welcome local improv groups that take the stage with off-the-cuff comedy scenes. While watching neighbors and friends show off their talents, guests split eccentric appetizers such as Irish nachos made from potato chips, cheese sauce, and sour cream or the Ho Ho trifle. The drink menu is equally as whimsical, with bartenders mixing up carnival-themed drinks such as the Bumper Car with Southern Comfort, amaretto, and sloe gin. The Midway Mojito boasts fresh-squeezed lime and a very slim chance of going home with an oversized stuffed tiger.