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 today's Groupon: for $25, you get four general-admission tickets to the self-titled show (up to a $10 value each), two popcorns (a $5 value each), and four audience-voting glow sticks (a $2 value each) at Buffalo ComedySportz in Amherst (up to a $58 total value). Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Fridays and 7 p.m. on Saturdays.
ComedySportz's teams of improv artisans compete for belly laughs in a fast-paced, unscripted stage match fueled by audience participation. With humor hampers full of fluffy, clean jokes, the players act out suggestion-based scenes and yodel out impromptu songs while vying for the viewers' glow-stick votes. A referee officiates the games and penalizes off-color language by making the speaker wear an unfashionable brown bag for a bonnet. Much like snowflakes, no two shows are the same, and all are best enjoyed with an outstretched tongue.