Premeditated thought, like diapers and savings accounts, is for the weak and unspontaneous. Free yourself for some off-the-cuff funny with today's Groupon: for $22, you get one free appetizer (up to a $9 value), two tickets to a show (up to a $34 value), and four additional tickets to a future show (up to a $68 value) at Denver Improv, located on East 49th Avenue.
Part of a national network of laughter lounges, Denver Improv features an eclectic lineup of jesters and chuckle creators on its stage. Today's deal gets fans of un-frowning two trips to the emporium of amusements. First, attend an upcoming show on the calendar with a plus one and receive an appetizer to share, such as crispy sweet-potato fries or spinach-artichoke dip with grilled pita bread. Pick from upcoming hilarious humanoid acts such as TJ Miller, Todd Glass, and Finesse Mitchell, or stop by mid-morning with a sack of day-old bread to take in the local avian entertainers. After ingesting your night's dose of yoga for the soul, you'll get four tickets to select future shows and be entered in a contest (only for Groupon customers) to win four tickets to see Brad Garrett.
The original Improv was founded in New York in 1963––when humor was first invented––and the club has since spread all over the country like an unstoppable deluge of spit-takes and prat falls. Seating is based on availability, so call to reserve your spots.
This deal is not valid for special engagements. Scheduled performers are subject to change without notice.
Yelpers give Denver Improv a four star average.
The first Improv comedy club had virtually nothing to do with comedy. Broadway producer Budd Friedman founded the now legendary franchise in 1963 as an intimate spot for performers to eat, drink coffee, and sing along to piano ditties after their shows. Soon after, the club’s first comedian, Dave Astor, performed on a whim to try out new material. The stand-up set was a hit and led to the venue’s eventual transformation into a full-blown comedy club. New York’s hottest comedians would do nearly anything to be featured on the Improv stage; for instance, it's rumored that Lily Tomlin hijacked a parked limousine in order to make a stunning entrance when first meeting Budd.
A recent addition to the respected chain of Improv comedy clubs—where comedic heavyweights such as Andy Kaufman, Jay Leno, and Jerry Seinfeld first started working the stand-up circuit—Denver Improv lives up to the reputation set by its preceding locations by hosting a full calendar of well-known comics and promising up-and-comers. Audience members can fuel laughter with pub grub such as potato skins and pulled pork sandwiches, all while sipping a cocktail to avoid eye contact with the giant rubber chicken sitting at the next table.