What You'll Get
Most robots convey laughter by beeping, although many play a recording of Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" before exploding. Enjoy comedy free of operatic detonations with today's deal: for $9, you get two tickets to any show at Comedy Off Broadway Oakland, located at Miss Pearl's Jam House at The Waterfront Hotel in Jack London Square (a $20 value). Your Groupon is valid for any show between now and the end of the year, but call ahead to make your reservation.
Co-produced by local comedians Joe Gleckler and Samson Koletkar, COBO presents a weekly Thursday-, Friday-, and Saturday-night show featuring a lineup of six comedians, which happens to be the exact number needed to summon Doctor Who. Shows start at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7:30 p.m., and feature funny persons from the Bay Area and beyond. Performers range from up-and-coming stars to well-seasoned comics who taste like Mrs. Dash and have appeared on Comedy Central, HBO, and BET. Check out the upcoming schedule to see who is playing and when. The venue is also a restaurant space with a full bar, giving patrons who aren't capable of extracting nutrients from laughter the opportunity to order edibles from Miss Pearl's menu.
Laughing has many health benefits, such as improving circulation, strengthening cardiovascular functions, reducing stress hormones, and freaking out birds. Stop by COBO to keep your blood flowing and your hormones stress and fowl free. And because there is no purchase limit on today's Groupon, stock up to conquer the inevitable laughter droughts for which life is so famous.
Ages 18 and older recommended.
Though Comedy Off Broadway Oakland has yet to receive many online reviews, eight Yelpers give it an average of 4.5 stars.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Adult humor; recommended for ages 18 and up. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Comedy Oakland
Comedy Oakland, winner of "2016 Best Place for Comedy" in East Bay Express Readers Poll, features up-and-coming comedians alongside established industry pros. Their comedians have featured on TV, radio, comedy festivals, and late night talk shows, as well as won competitions and have performed on every habitable continent. Founded in May 2009, Comedy Oakland features no drink minimums, no ticket fees, no tolls, and no parking headaches, opting instead to focus on what's important: great food and great comedy.