He who laughs last laughs best, unless he doesn't finish laughing before the tax audit starts. Keep a clean comedic record with this Groupon.
$75 for an Improv- or a Standup-Comedy Course (Up to $300 Value)
Students choose between Level 1 Improv and Intro to Stand Up. Sessions run for six weeks with a three-hour class each week—call for the most up-to-date scheduling information. Each student also gets one ticket to any comedy show show while enrolled in classes, plus one extra ticket to bring a friend.
M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater
Beyond a façade of black-painted bricks blasted by a bright-red sunburst, M.i.'s Westside Comedy Theater's laughter authorities train up-and-coming comedians in the art of forcing other people to laugh. The theater opened in 2009, 11 years after six comedians from the touring group Mission Improvable moved from Massachusetts to Chicago to continue training in the art of the extemporaneous. Now, 50 members strong, Mission Improvable helps students hone their comedic instincts during weekly classes, performances, and pie-throwing workshops. Instructors have imported a grounded, distinctly Chicagoan comedic sensibility to the West Coast, building improv courses on Viola Spolin's seminal, creativity-unlocking theater games and standup classes on students' own experiences and observations.