Comedy has long been used to subvert the established order, shedding light on modern life's pervasive absurdities and fomenting distrust of potentially seltzer-filled boutonnieres. Discover some rollicking truths with this GrouponLive deal.
- $10 for two tickets to a comedy show (up to a $20 value)
- When: any regular Friday- or Saturday-evening show through December 28
- Where: Joke Factory Comedy Club
- Section: general admission
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
Vanessa Hollingshead (September 27–28)
As seen on Comedy Central Presents and The Jim Breuer Show
Warning: contains profanity; endorses inebriated workforces
The Fryman (October 11–12)
Seen on BET’s ComicView, on several overseas military comedy tours, and heard regularly on Sirius and XM Satellite Radio
Warning: contains profanity, depicts debauched behavior, and removes the rungs from 12-step programs
Jim Florentine (November 1–2)
Voice of Crank Yankers' Special Ed, as seen on HBO and Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Warning: contains harsh language, sexual themes, and an audience guilt-trip
Joke Factory Comedy Club
Of all the positive things that have led Joke Factory Comedy Club to succeed, two may be the most potent: the regular lineups of local and nationally touring standup talent at all four of its locations, and the sheer moxie of veteran comic Artie Fletcher, sometimes called "New York City's Bad Boy of Comedy". The latter of those two helped nurture the venue's capacity to host the former, prompting popular southern comic Eddie Caylor to dub the Joke Factory "the little club that could and did." Joining the extant Joke Factories in Indiana, North Carolina, and Florida, the Rochester branch (located inside a Holiday Inn) allows Fletcher to introduce acts from around the country to the local audience, visitors to town, and hotel enthusiasts.