Jesters were usually the wisest members of royal courts, due to the extra brains stored in their three-pronged hats. Let a modern jokester share some of his brains with you with today’s GrouponLive deal for a comedy night for two or four at Heckler's Comedy Bar & Grill, located inside the Ramada Inn on Gorge Road East. All comedy-night shows begin at 9 p.m., and guests must call ahead to reserve a table. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get two tickets to any Friday or Saturday show in August (a $20 value).
- For $18, you get four tickets to any Friday or Saturday show in August (a $40 value).
Each Friday and Saturday, Heckler's Comedy Bar & Grill adds barrels of laughs to its lineup of beer taps, pub grub, and televised sporting events. Instead of painting portraits of Groucho Marx's moustache, the event lures crowds by drawing comics from Comedy Central, HBO, and many of the world's biggest stand-up fests. 2006 Just For Laughs "Best of the Fest" Tim Nutt will swathe the stage in side-splitting anecdotes and shag rugs made from the mane of a griffin, mythology's most hilarious creature, from August 12 to 13. Rory Scovel, the featured performer August 19–20, has entertained audiences on Conan and has opened for big-name performers such as Daniel Tosh and Louis C.K., while owner of a one-hour Comedy Now special Dan Quinn performs August 26–27.
During their visit, guests may watch NHL and NFL games on seven big-screen TVs, refine their sharking skills at pool tables, or float to the bar on a bubble-hockey game. Though it's not part of today's deal, yuk lovers may also enjoy the bar's twice monthly amateur comedy night, which attracts stand-up start-ups with lively audiences and beer-battered bread crumbs.
Hecklers Bar & Grill
Professional comedians lob punch lines from the stage during weekly comedy nights at Hecklers Bar and Grill. Deep-fried Mars bars sizzle in the kitchen between chuckles or jeers. Seven big-screen TVs and a full food menu keep customers coming back even when stage lights are dark. Wings headline Wednesday nights with more than 50 sauces and flavourings, and waiters also transport mainstays such as beef or veggie burgers topped with bacon, fried eggs, and other fixings. Monthly amateur comedy nights invite would-be wise guys to test out new jokes and homemade Groucho Marx cigars.