Metaphors for laughter are often surprisingly violent, from "busting a gut" to "splitting sides" to "tumbling down Joke Mountain, which is made of cobras." Live dangerously with this GrouponLive deal to see Cinco con Cinco: A Comedy Revolution, featuring Joe Vega, Eric Nieves, J.J. Ramirez, Sara Contreras, and Kyle Grooms, at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. For $17, you get one general-admission ticket on Saturday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $35 value, including all fees).
A quintet of celebrated New York standups convene to celebrate Mexican heritage and benefit leukemia research at Cinco con Cinco: A Comedy Revolution. Joe Vega, seen in the film The Latin Legends of Comedy, strolls onstage with a suave demeanor that sets up anecdotes on everything from his love of the ladies to his addiction to CNN's breaking-news ticker. J.J. Ramirez, who is also seen in the film, earns his nickname “The Latin Lunatic” and frequent appearances on The Howard Stern Show with energetic, backhanded shoutouts to assorted Latin American nationals.
Bronx comic Eric Nieves gives stereotypes a Bronx cheer with reality-based humor seen on Showtime at the Apollo and BET’s Comic View, while The Original Latin Divas of Comedy’s Sara Contreras breaks up the boys’ club with her seasoned routine. Kyle Grooms, seen in his own Comedy Central special and on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, serves up smart, sardonic observations from behind his bookish spectacles and demonstrates why he's been described as the offspring of Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle.