Thursday-Night Standup Show for Two or Four at The Comedy Bar (Up to 55% Off)

The Comedy Bar

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The upscale club barrages boredom with a rotating lineup of local and nationally renowned comics, a full bar, and no drink minimums

The Fine Print

Expires Jan 23rd, 2014. Limit 20 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Redeem starting 1/18/13 for a ticket. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at The Comedy Bar. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which Groupon will provide to facilitate redemption of voucher. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects The Comedy Bar's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30 mins before showtime. Must be 21 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 to The Comedy Bar. Choose between the following options:

  • For $10, you get two general-admission tickets to any regular Thursday show (a $20 value).

  • For $18, you get four general-admission tickets to any regular Thursday show (a $40 value).

Check the schedule for shows. Performances are at 8 p.m., 10 p.m., and midnight. Doors open 30 minutes before each showtime.

At The Comedy Bar, silly and subversive routines split sides inside a sophisticated River North space with a full bar but no drink minimums. A trio of shows run every Thursday night, bringing together local Chicago laughmasters to bust out jokes about city living. Sean Flannery’s one-man show Never Been to Paris, which has been featured on NPR's Snap Judgment, runs at 8 p.m. In each performance, Sean recounts hilarious stories about near-death experiences illustrated with voicemails, video, and drawings. At 10 p.m., local improvisers and standup comics led by performer Cody Dove take to the stage to shape scenes out of audience suggestions and giant piles of play-doh in The Improv Hour. As the witching hour approaches, Greg Woods and the Riffs unleash gruff tunes during Midnight Blues, a live-music show that trades jokes for swampy chord progressions. The Comedy Bar recommends that guests arrive at least 15 minutes before each show so hosts can lead them to a white-tablecloth-draped cocktail table and they can tell everyone around them their life story.

Live shows that'll make you laugh, including stand-up and improv acts