Laughter is the best medicine, though it tends to be the worst legal defense. Salute the healing art of comedy with today's Groupon: for $9, you get either one ticket to a Friday or Saturday show (up to a $20 value) or three tickets to a show Monday–Thursday (up to a $45 value) in the Original Room at The Comedy Store in Hollywood. Specify which package you prefer when you call The Comedy Store to redeem your Groupon. All shows are for ages 21 and older and have a two-drink minimum. This Groupon is not valid for special events, such as $25 ticket shows.
The original The Comedy Store in Los Angeles helped launch the careers of professional funny-bone ticklers such as Richard Pryor, Jim Carrey, George Carlin, David Letterman, and Dave Chappelle. The Hollywood location unleashes a beehive of belly laughs, with live standup shows held nearly every night. Upcoming shows include the regularly featured The Original Room: 16 Headlining Comics, during which a showcase of national talent procures guffaws. To meet the club's two drink minimum, visitors can order spirits and nonalcoholic beverages ($4–$12; not included with this Groupon,) or fill two cups with tears. Seats are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, so call at least 24 hours in advance to reserve your tickets.
The Comedy Store
What’s now known as The Comedy Store was once called Ciro's, a nightlife hotspot in the 1940s and '50s. Playing host to glitzy stars and shadowy mobsters, the club's history is shrouded in rumors of mafia assassinations and untimely deaths. However, the joint buried its seedy past by converting to a comedy club and helping launch the careers of such legends as Richard Pryor, Jim Carrey, George Carlin, David Letterman, and Dave Chappelle. The younger La Jolla location lets laugh-starved patrons bask in the same high-powered comedic atmosphere as its progenitor.