Many advanced actors know how to cry on command—a skill that's especially useful when stopped by a traffic cop or when pretending to whittle an onion. Watch the pros think on their feet with this GrouponLive deal to a comedy show at Improv Asylum. For $30, you get two general-admission tickets to a regularly scheduled improv performance (up to a $50 value, including all fees).
Ad-libbers-at-large Chet Harding and Norm Laviolette put on the very first Improv Asylum show in the spring of 1998. After a 15-year history of off-the-cuff comedy and a large, rotating cast, the club delivers night after night of its signature blend of audience-suggested premises and prewritten sketches and songs. The main stage currently hosts the new production Nostalg-sick, bravely plumbing the better-forgotten depths of the '90s. In Vanity Project, the Asylum's co-founders don sharp suits and join main-stage actors Jeremy Brothers and Matt Catanzano for two full sets of long-form improv. Many productions help orient newcomers and give shout-outs to native audiences alike, including the Sunday show Lost in Boston and film spoofs including the trailer The Oscar Winning Boston Movie.
Legends of Boston Comedy
A joint effort of the inmates of the Improv Asylum theater and the soon-to-be unleashed comedy club Laugh Boston, the Legends of Boston Comedy New Year’s Eve show offers a knee-slapping alternative to televised events and auld lang sighing. Set in the historic confines of Plymouth Memorial Hall, laughs reverberate and glasses clink in celebratory toasts as favorite veteran comics of the Boston scene let loose with ribald punch lines.