Without laughter, the only way to warm the heart would be to constantly wear a baby sling stuffed with sweater-clad puppies. Maintain hearth-like heart temperatures with today’s GrouponLive deal to Comic Strip Live. The Comic Strip has a two-drink minimum ($20), not included with this Groupon. Shows begin as early as 8 p.m. and as late as 12:30 a.m. seven days a week. Choose between the following options:
• For $25, you get two general-admission tickets to a comedy show (up to a $54.44 value) with your choice of popcorn or nachos (up to a $67.44 total value).
• For $46, you get four general-admission tickets to a comedy show (up to a $108.88 value) with your choice of popcorn or nachos for two (a $13 value for one portion, a $26 value for two; up to a $134.88 total value).
If the brick wall behind the Comic Strip Live stage could talk, it might recite the punch lines of such famous comedians as Eddie Murphy, Dave Chappelle, and Chris Rock—all of whom cut their comic teeth at this now-legendary Upper East Side venue. Founded in 1975 to address the frowning epidemic sweeping across Manhattan, the club still hosts a nightly schedule that at times features both famous stand-up alumni and quality new talent. Waitresses squeeze between closely packed chairs and closely parked chariots to bus around myriad drinks and munchies, including a choice of buttery popcorn or cheesy nachos.
Autographed headshots line nearly every inch of wall space in Comic Strip Live’s intimate interior, which has been brought down by roaring applause and repaired countless times. As the venue regularly hosts a packed crowd even on weeknights, guests are required to make reservations for their preferred show. Comic Strip Live also has a two-drink ($20) minimum. Beer costs $10–$12, and guests can purchase unlimited nonalcoholic beverages for $20.
Comic Strip Live
Tickling funny bones since 1975, the Comic Strip Live's cabaret-style club continues to host nightly lineups of new talent and comedic all-stars, such as Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, and Ellen DeGeneres. Humorists take the one-person stage in the intimate space, luring out laughter with jokes and savory one-liners placed in the club's on-site bear trap. Guests can rest their elbows on wooden tables as they sip alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverages, which help to escort bites of nachos or popcorn past belly laughs attempting to make a quick exit. Once laughers have exhausted their last chuckle, they can make an exit while gazing upon the venue's walls, which are spackled from floor to ceiling with framed headshots of hilarious people.
Upper East Side
1568 2nd Ave.
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