Laughter is the soulful elixir that keeps starlets stunning, gets orphans adopted, and keeps bears from crossing your threshold without an invitation. This Groupon lets you drink deep of the nectar at ComedySportz, the improv-comedy troupe that's topped KCRA's A-List as Best Comedy Club for two years running: for $9, you'll get two tickets to the Arden Way location for any performance, with shows held Thursday at 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. (up to a $20 value). Call ahead for reservations and grab your hilarious honey and not-so-hilarious beekeeper for an evening of side-splitting spontaneity.
During the all-ages Friday or Saturday ComedySportz show, expect to watch two teams of ComedySportz improvisers fight for laughs using scenes, games, and songs based on audience suggestions. Intended for ages 17 and up, the Thursday show, Mayhem, features three acts of improvised, unexpected juxtapositions and pre-funnied sketch comedy, holding audiences captive until the full ransom of laughter is paid and a Branson-bound aircraft provided.
You never know what’s going to happen next in an improv show. No two shows are ever the same, and watching a group of people think on their toes (a typical improv troupe has 7 to 94 toes) is more fun than losing to children at Scrabble. ComedySportz’s troupe of all-star laughletes are not only comedic but also demonstrate good sportsmanship, as indicated by the fact that Friday and Saturday shows are suited for all ages.
News Review named ComedySportz among the top three Best Places for a Unique First Date in Sacramento, and CityVoters named it Best Comedy Club in 2009 and 2010. Seven Yelpers give it an average rating of 4.5 stars:
Arden - Arcade
2230 Arden Way
Sacramento, California 95825Get Directions