Both laughter and tears can be cathartic, but only laughter is OK in front of your dog. Laugh until you cry with this GrouponLive deal for an improv comedy show at Impulse Theater. For $9, you get one ticket for general-admission seating (an $18 value). Shows regularly run on Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at both 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Check the calendar for more show information.
Five times a week, Impulse Theater's cast of comedy players fields spontaneous audience suggestions and molds them into 10–12 original scenes that make up 90 minutes of improvised comedy. Though the fast-paced, interactive shows split sides with a mostly family-friendly brand of hilarity absent of profanity, some scenes may deal with situations or themes more appropriate for an audience suited to view a PG-13 movie or a no-holds-barred political ad. Inside the intimate theater, guests file into seats with unfettered views of the stage, where they can order their one-drink minimum, which includes nonalcoholic beverages.
Founded in 1987 as Comedy Sportz, Impulse Theater has spun more than 6,000 fully improvised shows in its quarter of a century. Some 150 performers have dived into the troupe's inventive sketches and scenes over the years, and many have gone on to apply their improvisational skills in new career paths, such as construction, in which they build houses from shouted suggestions for water-canal hallways and trampoline living rooms.