Some situations call for repression of laughter, such as adorable flubs during kindergarten piano recitals and public viewings of National Treasure 2. Let loose your thunderous guffaws with today's Groupon to Chicago City Limits. Choose between the following options:
- For $7, you get two tickets to Chicago City Limits on Ice improv comedy show (a $30 value).
- For $15, you get a two-hour improv lesson from Chicago City Limits' performers and instructors (a $35 value).
Chicago City Limits’ elite humorsmiths have crafted chortles for more than 30 years with family-friendly improv, sketch revues, and lessons for budding funny-bone virtuosos. The Chicago City Limits on Ice show, which runs each Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., melds audience suggestions into uproarious skits and off-the-cuff musical numbers, producing masterpieces of controlled spontaneity. The gifted cast, whose eclectic credentials include work with Nickelodeon and a music degree from Yale, riff on current events, Jeopardy!, and spectators' daily lives, crafting a whimsical on-the-go painting as amusing as Mr. Magoo's outlandish stock portfolio. Throughout its lengthy lifespan, the company has been joined on stage by the likes of Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, and Jon Stewart. Call ahead for reservations and details about each evening’s program.
During a two-hour improv lesson at the group's training center, Chicago City Limit's sage performers and instructors help fledging jocularity sculptors tune into their comic muses. The course eases neophytes into improvisational scene and narrative construction and introduces them to the group's core tools of knee-slappery.