Early philosophers often engaged in debates concerning the nature of humor, posing each other enigmatic questions beginning with "What's the deal with" and ending with "Am I right?" Indulge in classic rhetoric with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two general-admission tickets to Comedy Caravan on Friday, August 5, at 8 p.m. at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown (a $20 value).
Comedy Caravan corrals chuckles into a singular locale with a lineup of professional comedians performing in the Historic State Theater. This summer, the show will regale theater-goers and inconspicuous phantoms of the opera with such line-punchers as Rich Ragains, a hard-working standup and regular on The Bob and Tom Show. WLEX-TV feature reporter Lee Cruse, who has performed alongside such notable funny-bone ticklers as Jon Stewart and Bill Engvall, will also take the stage in a flurry of guffaws. Ohio native Kelly Collette, a comedienne as lauded as her name is alliterative, will emcee this year's event.
Constructed in 1942, the Historic State Theater hosts a variety of shows including classic film screenings, concerts, lectures, and staged works. The grand marquis, tiered façade, and interior decorations by the Rambusch Art Company of New York all remain a shining testament to the Art Deco architectural style, and double as an effective attention-getter during theaters' mating season.