Laughter has healing power, especially after you’ve watched a sad film or seen a sad person fall down. Laugh at a professional with this GrouponLive deal: for $10, you get a comedy night for two at the Tampa Pitcher Show (a $25.50 total value), which includes the following:
- Two general-admission tickets to see Johnny B and Matt Fernandez on Friday, January 18, at 11 p.m. (a $20 value). Doors open at 10:30 p.m.
- One large bowl of popcorn (a $5.50 value).<p>
There is a two-drink minimum or $10 purchase per person.
Tampa Pitcher Show hosts two hysterical local comics for an evening of biting humor and saucy standup. Fresh off the Cowhead Comedy Cruise and gigs in Las Vegas, Johnny B earns his laughs by daring to delve deep into shocking, sometimes offensive turf, riffing on marriage, work, and getting married at work. The comic’s self-deprecating humor balances his sarcastic rage, just as a rubber chicken’s silly comb leavens its tragic inertness. Matt Fernandez, a finalist of Florida’s Funniest Comedian in 2012, renders laughing muscles sore with droll and wildly expressive humor about cats, cabs, booze, and bikers.
During the show, audience members can stifle their laughter with mouthfuls of popcorn and drinks, including soda ($1.95/glass, $3.10/22 oz. keep cup, $7.60/pitcher) and a selection of draft beers and wines. Those whose bellies bellow louder than their laughter can peruse the full dinner menu to order a number of savory dishes, including cuban pork ($9.75) or the asian chicken delight salad ($9.75).
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