Bad comedians are easily spotted because of the tomato stains on their shirts and their ability to translate cricket chirps into flawless English. Avoid such telltale traits with this GrouponLive deal.
- $39 for a comedy workshop and show package (up to a $199.20 value)
- Where: Helium Comedy Club
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- Admission for one to a four-hour Comedy A Through Z workshop
- Admission for two to see comedian Jon Dore
- Click here to see available dates and times.<p>
Comedy A Through Z
For veteran jester Brad Trackman, being funny is serious business. He knows that untested comics taking a trial-and-error approach can burn up—just as Icarus did—under the spotlight. That’s why he teaches budding comedians and other performers the ins and outs of standup during his information-packed workshop, imparting wisdom he amassed over 20 years of teaching and performing, and from his appearances on ABC, NBC, CBS, and Comedy Central.
Throughout the four-hour Comedy A through Z lesson, protégés learn how to create and write for a performance persona, carving out an approach that is both unique to their strengths and resilient when dealing with humorless crowds of scarecrows. As Brad covers such basic essentials as stage presence, making a proper entrance, and calming a sweating microphone, he will also dish out tips for building a career in comedy and landing roles. In 2011, two of Brad’s students made their debuts on The Tonight Show.<p>
Seen on Comedy Central, Canadian Idol, and Conan, Dore also stars in IFC’s appropriately named The Jon Dore Television Show
Warning: Contains vulgar language and inappropriate use of an oven mitt
Helium Comedy Club
Helping to spread laughs throughout the land, Helium Comedy Club hosts headliners and tomorrow's brightest stars at its Philadelphia, Portland, and Buffalo locations. In front of a tabled showroom that allows audiences a clear sightline and maximizes guffaw acoustics, a bustling calendar of familiar comic talent fills most of the week with levity, and open mic nights and standup workshops put aspiring jokesmiths higher up the comedy rung.