Medical-school students often intern at comedy clubs, learning the healing art of laughter and stitching up audience-members' sides that have split from hearty guffawing. Score a dose of chortle medicine with today's GrouponLive deal: for $54, you get two tickets for middle-section seating at a Monday-night comedy or music show at Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven (up to a $108 value).
Seating will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis upon reservation over the phone, which needs to be done at least a week in advance of the performance. Those purchasing John Pizzarelli tickets need to make reservations by July 25 or risk losing their seats. Once reservations have been made, tickets will be available for pickup at will call. Choose from the following shows:
• The John Pizzarelli Quartet on Monday, July 25, at 6 p.m.
• Mike Marino on Monday, August 1, at 8 p.m.
• Kevin Meaney on Monday, August 8, at 8 p.m.
• The Mahoney Brothers' Long Live the Beatles show on Monday, August 15, at 8 p.m.
• Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling on Monday, August 22, at 8 p.m.
Hosted by the nationally renowned Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, which helped launch the careers of Jerry Seinfeld and Robin Williams, the Surflight Theatre's summer comedy and music lineup makes visitors snort, giggle, dance, and guffaw with glee. Groupon holders can snag prime middle-section seats and let laughter experts tickle their funny bones or droll circulatory systems. Performances are held each Monday night and feature a revolving cast of up-and-comers, as well as already up-and-wents. Soon-to-be-starring guests include standup superstar Kevin Meaney, who's appeared on 30 Rock, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and several hilarious store-bought 60th-birthday cards.