Laughter has healing power, especially after you've watched a sad film or seen a sad person fall down. Laugh at professionals with this GrouponLive deal to see an improv-comedy show at ComedySportz. For $7, you get general admission to Ampersand! or Star Warz: UNSCRIPTED (a $13 value). For Ampersand!, choose a Friday between April 5 and July 26 from the dropdown menu above. For Star Warz: UNSCRIPTED, choose a Saturday between April 6 and July 27 from the dropdown menu. Both shows begin at 10:30 p.m., with doors opening at 10 p.m.
Instead of performing a series of random, self-contained scenes, the Ampersand! troupe seeks to portray an entire community of characters, interweaving their stories to create a web of surprising and comedic happenstances. As is the case with cynicism, these characters are not appropriate for those younger than 17.
Star Warz: UNSCRIPTED
Based on George Lucas’s sci-fi opus, Star Warz: UNSCRIPTED reinvents the first (but technically fourth) chapter, Star Wars: A New Hope, through improvisation. Although the general structure remains familiar, audience suggestions subvert the characters and situations, creating unexpectedly hilarious consequences. C-3PO might shirk his protocol programming for shenanigans; Luke could substitute bad poetry for his powers of the Force; Han Solo could be a duo. The UNSCRIPTED series, like Ampersand!, will be a departure from ComedySportz's usually clean format, with adult-oriented language and graphic miming. Because of this, UNSCRIPTED shows are limited to adults older than 17.