He who laughs last laughs best, unless he doesn't finish laughing before the funeral starts. Empty your chuckle reservoirs in an appropriate setting with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two tickets to a comedy show plus an arancini appetizer at the Galway Hooker Pub and The Comedy Zone Lake Norman, a combined Irish restaurant and comedy club located in Cornelius (a $27 total value).
The Galway Hooker Pub and Comedy Zone fuses an authentic Irish pub, hearty homespun cuisine, and a rotating stage of renowned jesters to create a comfortable arena for both comedy and consumption. Sate a laugh-starved belly with one of a bevy of shows, including appearances by Pat Godwin, a frequent guest on the Howard Stern Show, and hypnotist Rich Guzz, who frequently makes audiences believe that he was a guest on the Howard Stern Show. Next, dig into chef Steve Jordan's arancini appetizer, a plateful of hand-rolled risotto fritters, each packed with a mix of bacon, local cheese, and SAT study words before being lightly fried and served alongside pesto ranch and lemon jam.
Irish architects constructed the Galway Hooker's authentic Irish pub décor piece-by-piece overseas and then shipped it to its current roost near Lake Norman, making the place more authentically Irish than an Aran sweater wrapped in an Aran sweater. Add the atmosphere to the attentive service and eclectic humorists, and you’ve got an ideal place for a lighthearted date night or cold-hearted screaming tournament.