Improv comedians are a human breed originally formed from the tears of a vaudevillian and the psychoactive film on a tree frog's back. Breed your own comedy with today's GrouponLive deal: for $17, you get two general-admission tickets to one of Face Off Unlimited's BATSU! improv comedy shows (a $20 value before fees, or up to a $24 value online, including all ticketing fees) and two Singha beers (a $10 value; up to a $34 total value). Choose between the following showtimes, both of which take place at Jebon Sushi & Noodle:
• Monday, August 1 from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
• Monday, August 8 from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The rib-ticklers of Face Off Unlimited meld off-the-cuff lunacy with zany sprees of audience participation, earning the notice of media outlets such as the New York Times. BATSU!, a Japanese-style game show whose name translates to "penalty game," is filled with ad-libbed contests and ridiculous punishments, much like a 19th-century beauty pageant. Absurdity abounds as cast members, clad in baseball T-shirts and Karate Kid–inspired headbands, compete in games and perform feats such as popping giant balloons, with losers subjected to a variety of cringe-inducing penal measures. Spectators can volunteer to join in select activities for the chance to earn prizes such as beer or opt to remain in their seats and compete for the affections of neighboring audience members.
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