Without laughter, playgrounds would be silent except for the creaking of old swing sets and the trickling of tears into belowground aquifers. Celebrate the sound of mirth with today's GrouponLive deal to see any Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night improv show at ComedySportz Sacramento. For $9, you get two tickets for general-admission seating (up to a $20 value). Shows begin at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Call ahead for reservations, at the latest by 5 p.m. the day of the show.
The improv-comedy troupe at ComedySportz, which was voted Best Comedy Club by KCRA’s A-List in 2009 and 2010, remains a bastion of off-the-cuff entertainment with its weekly battles royal of unscripted comedy high jinks. During each event, two improv teams of “act-letes” face off in bouts of comedic one-upmanship comprised of unprepared scenes, musicals, and rubber-chicken jousts on horseback. The audience fuels the funnyman competition with creative suggestions and determines the winner at the end of each round. A referee keeps gags from running afoul during profanity-free shows on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. (up to a $10 value per person), and crowd members who stick around afterward can catch the 10 p.m. performance of "Leftovers," a 30-minute epilogue of long-form improv (free with admission to earlier performance; a $5 value per person after 10 p.m.). "Leftovers" is recommended for audiences 15 and older.
Adults can direct their uproarious cackles toward the stage during the edgy, unadulterated "Unbagged" show, which runs on the first Saturday of each month beginning at 10 p.m. (a $5 value per person). ComedySportz has been acclaimed as a unique place for a first date by Sacramento News and Reviews, besting other romantic hotspots such as the prison lunchroom or Davy Jones’s locker.
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