Telling a successful joke is a lot like winning a boxing match—they both require precise timing, an impactful hook, and an open willingness to take a punch to the ear. Watch pro laughletes in action with today's Groupon: for $20, you get four gold passes to the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase (a $40 value).
The Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase's live stand-up performances have been goochy-gooing funnybones for more than 25 years, and the venue has garnished such rankings as fourth-best for live comedy from Channel 4's Vote 4 the Best. Numerous celebrities—including Drew Carey, Ellen DeGeneres, and Tim Allen—have joked their way to fame from the Showcase stage, preventing their devolvement into working as safety-video stunt doubles.
After redeeming today's Groupon, laugh seekers receive four gold passes that never expire. With gold passes in hand, laugh fans can enjoy first-come, first-served seating at general-admission, including performances by Last Comic Standing–veteran Gary Gulman April 14–16 and Star Search–finalist Tim Northern April 21–23. For increased versatility, gold-pass holders can also pass off their shiny passes to deserving friends or family members who promise to keep their mouths free of milk during especially surprising moments.
Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase
Before they were household names, Ellen DeGeneres, Tim Allen, and Drew Carey were performers at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase. The establishment, once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “one of the best clubs between the coasts,” has been corralling burgeoning stars to its stage since its 1984 inception when it was called Mainstreet Comedy Showcase. Several nights a week, nationally touring comedians who’ve graced the stages of Late Show with David Letterman and Showtime’s Comics Without Borders share witty observations, humorous songs, and intense eye contact with brave audience members in the front row.