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 Groupon: for $28, you get two tickets for a comedy show at Catch a Rising Star Providence at Twin River Casino in Lincoln (up to a $56.80 value). Seating will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis upon reservation over the phone, which must be done at least 48 hours in advance of the performance.
Hosted by the nationally renowned Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, which helped launch the careers of Jerry Seinfeld and Robin Williams, the Catch! Providence summer comedy lineup encourages visitors snort, giggle, dance, and listen with glee. This summer's acts include the many-voiced James Dorsey, who extensively studied clowning in grade school before mastering the rubber face (July 22–23, a $25.85 value per ticket), as well as mesmerizing comedy-hypnotist Frank Santos Jr. (10:15 p.m. July 22 and July 29, a $28.40 value per ticket). On LOL Thursdays, New England's top-performing comedians go through their paces in short, high-pressure sets, hosted by the theater's own Frank O'Donnell (7:30 p.m. every Thursday through December, a $14.60 value per ticket).
100 Twin River Rd.
Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865