Although it’s been ostracized by the five traditional senses, the sense of humor is the only thing that enables human beings to detect a rubber chicken creeping up from behind. Stay on guard with today’s GrouponLive deal to see "Stand Up and Rock," presented by Colorado Springs Comedy, at Stargazers Theatre. For $10, you get two general-admission tickets for Saturday, January 28, at 7 p.m. (a $20 value).
Colorado Springs Comedy supports up-and-coming native comics while simultaneously busting the collective gut of the Pikes Peak region. Rather than hide tape recorders throughout a talented neighbor's home, comedy and music fans alike can descend upon Stargazers Theatre for a one-night showcase of provincial performers. A one-hour karaoke jam session kicks off the evening on a melodic note, as gifted vocalists warm up attendees with a round of well-tuned ear calisthenics. Next, a lineup of eight jesters seizes the spotlight behind headliner Troy Walker, a two-time winner of Comedy Works' New Faces contest. The multipurpose Stargazers Theatre provides a roomy, 500-person space for big shows but also shrinks itself down to a 220-person banquet hall for smaller events or Lilliputian job fairs.