He who laughs last laughs best, unless he doesn't finish laughing before the funeral starts. Empty your chuckle reservoirs in an appropriate setting with this GrouponLive deal: for $20, you get four general-admission tickets to a regular comedy show at the Richmond Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant (up to an $80 value, including all fees). Customers may choose any show except for 7 p.m. Saturday shows and special engagements (marked in red on the calendar).
Backed by 25 years of comedy tradition, the Richmond Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant entertains audiences with a robust lineup of standup entertainment. During a stand that runs through September 9, Alex Scott shows off his talent for adding embellishments to his stories off the top of his head. The 92.7 “Rhythm Ride in the Morning” host tends to take everything life throws his way as material for his genial blend of comedy, from launching a comedy career at a Central Park bench to surviving as the lone vegetarian in a McDonald’s.
Ian Bagg takes over the stage starting on September 20, arriving on the swell of a career that began in his hometown 850 miles north of Vancouver. The nattily dressed Canadian grabs the mic for dear life as he delivers material that may begin in familiar realms of dating and travel but veers without warning into absurdist musings on topics such as the utility of hypnotists in national defense.
On the first Tuesday of every month, amateur yucksters from around the area showcase their acts in the Clash of the Comics, hoping to win enough attention to catch a regular slot on the schedule. All seating is on a first-come, first-sat basis, so early laugh seekers will find themselves face-to-face with each punch line as it sprouts from the microphone.
Richmond Funny Bone
The first Funny Bone location opened in 1982 and has spread infectious laughter ever since. Established stars such as Drew Carey and Jerry Seinfeld have graced the stage, as well as up-and-coming talents with fresh faces, fresh routines, and that fresh pine scent. The venue also plays host to a full-service bar, where patrons may steep their sorrows in calming brews, then ingest them triumphantly.