Laughter is the spark of the soul, which is why comedians can light up rooms during a blackout but cannot be left unattended at gas stations. Enjoy crackling wit with this GrouponLive deal to see Steve-O at First Avenue Club in Iowa City. For $35, you get general admission for two on Sunday, September 23, at 7 p.m. (a $70 value). Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Stuntman, comic, author, and graduate of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, Steve-O has been slaying audiences on a live tour celebrating his famously outlandish antics. As a central member of MTV's Jackass stunt-comedy crew, Steve-O has tempted fate by tightrope-walking over alligators, stapling his body to his body, and baking bread without first letting it rise. From the safety of their nonpierced seats, fans will spy clear views of the many tattoos that trace self-portraits, Santa Clauses, and other absurd silhouettes all over his body. During the show, Steve-O may recant stories from his recent tome, Professional Idiot: A Memoir, or he might pull back the curtain on his soon-be-to-revealed reality TV show, Killer Karaoke.
First Avenue Club
The same venue that hosts weddings and upscale dinners also welcomes established comedians and rock bands, making First Avenue Club a go-to destination for all manner of events. Inside, a full-service bar overflows with 12 draft beers, 40 bottled beers, and a wealth of mixed drinks. Further behind the scenes, the kitchen fires up hearty entrees such as roast pork loin and baked cod.