If laughter were a school supply, it would be an eraser, magically and instantly absolving all past and present regrets. Rub out unpleasantries with today's Groupon. For $6, you get a ticket to any Friday or Saturday main-stage performance at Curious Comedy Theater (a $12 value at the door). Groups of eight or more are encouraged to make reservations with the theater.
In a courageous crusade to reverse of the advance of gloomery and doldrumage, the Curious Comedy Theater puts up hilarious sketch, improv, and stand-up comedy shows in an intimate, bistro-style performance space with a full bar. The theater's co-founders, Stacey Hallal and Bob Ladewig, are certified laugh-getters; both received their comedy training at the Second City and iO theaters in Chicago, known for alumni including Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, and Steve Carell. Make a reservation for a night at the theater that's actually meant to be funny.
- Make your way to Curious Comedy, order a beer (and panini, if you want) settle into the cozy cabaret-style table seating and be roundly entertained by the squabbling pair of stick-up artists trying to execute a hold-up, or the lovey-dovey couple pulling faces at the pound; the frantic secretary with an obvious crush on her boss, or the loudmouth father who shouts at his timid son from the Little League bleachers. These Second City alums are hilarious, and their comedy chops are legit. – Alexis Rehrmann, Portland Monthly
- This place is amazing! I have never laughed so hard in my life. We go often because it is always something new and fresh. – Brittany V., Yelp