What’s the deal with stand-up comedy? The comedians aren’t going to lie down, hang from a chandelier, or run on a treadmill that powers a hyena-laugh-track tape. Let hilarious analysis unlock the secrets of stand-up with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get two tickets to any Friday- or Saturday-night show that is regularly priced at $10 at DSI Comedy Theater in Carrboro.
A comedic abode of gut-busting proportions, DSI has hosted hundreds of joke slingers that have corralled scores of laugh-seeker smiles without nitrous-oxide tanks or clips of football-privates contact. A company of 45 active performers lives underneath the 84-seat non-smoking theater, constantly training with dummy microphones and audience dummies to provide optimal quip delivery. Owner Zach Ward leads this comedic cabal, and also has trained and worked with nationally known giggle catalysts of Saturday Night Live and MADtv fame. Visitors will be able to choose from a variety of scheduled Friday- and Saturday-night shows, including improv slams, stand-up, and slide shows of platypus photos.
Comedy has come a long way since dimly lit dungeons hosted Vlad the Impaler’s prop-fueled shish-kebab routine. Witness wacky word play and absurd observations at DSI Comedy Theater without curbing erupting laughter. Shows fill up fast, so you must make a reservation seven days in advance.
- Every show is entertaining and I have to say that most of the time I find I've laughed so hard that my cheeks start to hurt. It's a small theater, but really big on talent! – consumer08, Citysearch
- I don't think I've ever laughed so hard. I've been back to see a couple shows since then and they've all been really enjoyable. And I don't know where else you can see a live show every weekend for about the same price as a movie. – littlemissjenny, Citysearch