Flappers are remembered for their brazen disregard for social modesty, but rarely for their satirical Calvin Coolidge impersonations. Indulge in updated versions of Prohibition-era pranks with today's Groupon to Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank and Claremont. Choose between two options:
- For $10, you get two tickets to any comedy show (up to a $44 value). This option can be used at one performance or two separate shows.
- For $125, you get a six-week adult comedy class (a $250 value).
Owned by comedians Barbara Holliday and Dave Reinitz, Flappers Comedy Club hands the mic to talented up-and-coming and already-up-and-came comics. Upcoming appearances in May include Doug Benson of NBC's Last Comic Standing and Comedy Central's The Benson Interruption and June brings Jimmy Dore, whose Comedy Central special was named the best of 2008 by iTunes. Whenever the performer decries the high price of ice cubes, indicate agreement by raising a drink from Flappers' menu of libations (two-item minimum not covered by the Groupon).
Alternatively, regular stage mavens and fledgling sit-down comedians alike can hone their skills with Flappers' comedy classes, which are taught by experienced stand-up artists. Beginner courses start with a review of joke structure and language and those more proficient at punch lines can pare down complicated funeral anecdotes to craft a more effective act.