Zeus became known as the Greek god of improvisation after he came up with Athena off the top of his head. Make up mythological mirth with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a six-week Improv 101: Introduction to Scenework workshop at Alchemy Improv Comedy (a $150 value). Classes run from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and meet once a week for six consecutive weeks.
Alchemy Improv Comedy's talented instructors teach chuckle-instigators of all skill levels to pull quick-witted humor from thin air and ramp up public speaking and listening skills. During each 2.5-hour class, up to 13 students perfect comedic timing as they learn to improvise a scene or talk their way out of criminal charges suggested by an audience of their peers. Relationships between comedians and characters blossom as they conjure punchlines and interact with their environment to draw guffaws from the bellies of imagined spectators. After half a dozen lessons, classmates conjure up ad-libbed hilarity during the public performance that concludes each six-week term. Students also get free admission to any Alchemy comedy show while they are enrolled in the workshop to help develop their ability to think on their feet and balance on their elbows.