A good belly laugh exercises the abdomen, improves a cloudy mood, and comforts homesick reindeer with familiar Santa-esque sounds. Ease a four-legged friend's melancholy with this GrouponLive deal to Flappers Comedy Club. This Groupon is redeemable at two locations. Check the Burbank calendar and Claremont calendar for shows and times. For $15, you get a night of comedy for two (up to a $49 value, including all fees), which includes the following:
- Two tickets for general-admission seating to a show (up to a $17 value each)
- One order of chicken wings (a $9 value)
- One piece of chocolate cake to share (a $6 value)
Veteran comics Barbara Holliday and Dave Reinitz helm Flappers, where renowned comedians such as Adam Sandler and Susie Abraham have stopped by to tickle the funny bones of audience members at two area stages. Some of the upcoming performers in July include headliner, former magician, and prolific television actor Jimmy Shubert (July 6–7, Burbank), a Philly native whose blue-collar appeal endears him to audiences as he shares outrageous observations on airport security, gerbils, and trips to the hospital. Opening several of his showcases are fellow funny people Natisha Anderson, Jonathan Kite, and Claude Shires, a jack of all trades whose resumé includes stints as a United States Marine, organ-and-tissue harvester, actor, and standup comedian for the past nine years. Later in the month, the social and political commentary of Jimmy Dore (July 20–21, Claremont) casts its ballot to spread belly laughs among the people. Dore, whose 2008 DVD, Citizen Jimmy, drew much acclaim from the humor world, pulls no punches when he discusses touchy subjects such as religion, disciplining children, and the president.