Early philosophers often engaged in debates concerning the nature of humor, posing each other enigmatic questions beginning with "What's the deal with" and ending with "Am I right?" Indulge in classic rhetoric with today's GrouponLive deal to the Showtime Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival at the California Theatre of the Performing Arts in San Bernardino. All seating is general admission. Choose from the following options:
- For $63, you get a Day One pass for Thursday, August 25 (a $126 value).
- For $63, you get a Day Two pass for Friday, August 26 (a $126 value).
- For $63, you get a Day Three pass for Saturday, August 27 (a $126 value).
- For $63, you get a Day Four pass for Sunday, August 28 (a $126 value).
- For $135, you get one four-day pass for August 25–28 (a $270 value).
The Showtime Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival curates a winning brew of top-shelf comedians, fumigating the historic California Theatre of the Performing Arts with four days of expert hilarity. Day one of the festival kicks off on Thursday, August 25 with The Bad Girls of Comedy at 8 p.m., followed by a serving of ha-ha sandwiches from Melanie Comarcho at 9:00 p.m. and Snoop Dogg at 11:00 p.m. Day two drops a squadron of comic assassins, including Steve Trevino at 6 p.m., the affable Anthony Clark at 8 p.m., and Willie Barcena at 9:30 p.m. Free, adults-only events will be held outside the theater on Aug. 26 and 27, including stand-up comedy sets, musical performances, and limited direct feeds from the entertainers inside the theater.
Day three lives in infamy as the festival rolls forth toward a hilarious conclusion. Saturday audiences are treated to Ian Bagg at 6 p.m., the wits and impressions of Gary, Unmarried ’s Jay Mohr at 8 p.m., and a 9:30 p.m. set by Tommy Chong, half of famed duo Cheech & Chong. The festival concludes on Sunday, August 28 with one last slew of audible guffaws and comics such as the reliable Rita Rudner at 6 p.m., Monique Marvez at 8 p.m., and a closing set by a soon-to-be-announced mystery comic who may or may not be Henry Kissinger.
California Theatre of the Performing Arts
A former vaudeville performance space and movie palace built in 1928, the California Theatre of the Performing Arts hearkens back to a bygone era with its majestic Wurlitzer organ, which is played during silent-film programs, and a time portal linked to the childhood home of Alexander Pantages. The theater’s deep-red stage curtains and ornate, vaulted ceilings also steep the senses in a vintage ambiance. Thanks to this comforting nostalgia, as well as the heartfelt scenes that unfold onstage, the space seems much cozier than a 1,718-seat auditorium has any right to.