There are many classic comedy routines, but none is more lauded than the one in which someone walks toward a banana peel and places it in the garbage. Enjoy throwaway gags with this GrouponLive deal to the Columbia City Comedy Competition at Columbia City Theater. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get two general-admission tickets (a $20 value).
- For $19, you get four general-admission tickets (a $40 value).<p>
For either option, choose from the following dates:<p>
- Tuesday, December 4
- Tuesday, December 11
- Tuesday, December 18<p>
All performances begin at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m.
An unpredictable lineup of comedians who have appeared on BET, ABC, and NBC vie for a cash prize in a multiweek audience- and celebrity-judged tournament. After the laugh-makers brave the stage every Tuesday, the roster shrinks incrementally until only four remain on the night of the finals. The finalists of the most recent contest (which finished on November 27) demonstrated the range of comedic voices on display: Jen Seaman meticulously differentiated the concepts of hotness and adorability, and Pat Hutchinson discoursed on the Internet’s main purpose: to tell thousands of people one’s opinions about sandwiches at the click of a button.<p>
Columbia City Theater
Established as a vaudeville house in 1917, the Columbia City Theater played an integral role in Seattle’s jazz scene in the ‘40s, hosting the likes of Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, and Ella Fitzgerald. Later, Jimi Hendrix was rumored to have taken the stage for one of his first live gigs as a young tuba prodigy, and it later became a hub of the punk scene, an arts commune, and a venue for raves before reopening as a more traditional music hall in 2010. Despite its many transformations, the theater retains the elegance of a bygone world, with crimson seats and carpets and galleries clad in gilded bas-relief and hanging lamps. At the in-house kitchen and bar, a menu of sliders, sandwiches, and barbecue brisket is complemented by a selection of whiskey and specialty cocktails.