Comedians require laughter to survive and, when desperate, will steal laughs from unsuspecting citizens in brutal tickle attacks. Keep jokesters on the straight and narrow with this GrouponLive deal to see a comedy show at Jokes and Notes. For $10, you get one ticket for general-admission seating (a $20 value, including all fees). Jokes and Notes requires proper attire and a two-drink minimum for all guests (not included with this Groupon). All shows start at 10:30 p.m., and doors open at 10 p.m. Choose from the following performances:
- BaldHead Phillips and Floyd Phillips on Friday, March 16
- Lavar Walker and Famo on Friday, March 23
- Vanessa Fraction and Vince Acevedo on Friday, March 30<p>
Routines from nationally recognized joke wranglers crack up audiences within Jokes and Notes’ elegant confines. On March 16, house emcee BaldHead Phillips parks himself on stage for more than an idle introduction as his routine shares the spotlight with Floyd Phillips, native Chicagoan and Seattle Comedy Competition winner. The following week Famo opens for Lavar Walker, a national comic who’s appeared on BET’s ComicView and Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza. Vanessa Fraction’s hilarious insights into the world of a young parent have won her much acclaim and some silver-screen time in films such as Barbershop 2.
Just steps from the Harold Washington Cultural Center, Jokes and Notes’ sophisticated interior pads laugh riots with plush banquettes, a full bar, and giant mirrors that open up the space and remind guests to remove fake mustaches. A lounge area invites early arrivers to grab a drink before the show or seek repose during a set while keeping up with the onstage action through 24-inch monitors.