Comedy has long been used to subvert the established order, shedding light on modern life’s pervasive absurdities and fomenting distrust of potentially seltzer-filled boutonnieres. Understand life through laughter with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get one all-access pass to Dez Reed’s First Annual Winterfest from December 5–9 (a $40 value). The event is held at the following five venues:
- Beily’s Ultralounge on Monday, December 5, at 8 p.m.
- Specklebelly’s Brew Pub on Tuesday, December 6, at 8 p.m.
- StaQatto Piano Lounge on Wednesday, December 7, at 8 p.m., with Late Show Louis on Campus at 9:15 p.m.
- Outlaws Country Rock Bar on Thursday, December 8, at 8 p.m.
- Manchester Brew Pub on Friday, December 9, at 8 p.m.<p>
Comedian Dez Reed laughs in the holiday season with his first annual Winterfest comedy romp, an event that induces chuckling in audience members of all ages. Throughout the five nights of funny-bone tickle fights, giggle-seekers are treated to the likes of comedians such as Lars Callieou, Tommy Savitt, Kelly Taylor, and Dez Reed, sharing humorous tales, witty one-liners, and complete spoken-word performances of the phone book. Comedy junkies should arrive early for the best possible view, as all seats, like presents the day after Christmas, are open. Some venues have a limited number of seats, and all shows are first come, first served.