Jesters were usually the wisest members of royal courts, due to the extra brains stored in their three-pronged hats. Let a modern jokester share some of his brains with you with today's Groupon to Curious Comedy Theater. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get one improv class, held on a Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (a $50 value). Choose from the following class dates: September 10, September 24, October 8, October 22, November 5, or November 19.
- For $25, you get one standup-comedy class, held on a Sunday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (a $50 value). Choose from the following class dates: September 11, September 25, October 9, October 23, November 6, or November 20.
Led by Second City–trained instructor Stacey Hallal, Curious Comedy Theater’s retinue of comedian coaches help students hone their stage skills through three-hour intensive comedy courses. During the improv class, professional comedians lead groups of 5–20 students in short-form games and exercises to learn the fundamentals of improv. Burgeoning comedians will build their confidence on stage and learn to react quickly in front of crowds, dishing out timely one-liners and large wooden crooks.
Comedian Gabe Dinger helms the standup course, imparting preshow writing techniques and methods of setting up jokes for maximum chuckleability. The solo joke-slinging course also covers stage etiquette, instructing students in appearing natural on stage while handling a mike and when ribbon dancing to “Wind Beneath My Wings”.