Although it’s been ostracized by the five traditional senses, the sense of humor is the only thing that enables human beings to detect a rubber chicken creeping up from behind. Stay on guard with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $25, you get two general-admission tickets to the Hoboken Comedy Festival (a $30 value), plus two vouchers for tickets to Stand Up NY in New York City (up to a $40 value; up to a $70 total value). All seating is first come, first seated. Groupon buyers must use their Stand Up NY vouchers within six months of purchase. Choose from the following festival performances at Clearview Cinema:
- Friday, September 30, at 10 p.m.
- Saturday, October 1, at 10 p.m.
Or, choose from the following festival performances at Maxwell’s:
- Saturday, October 1, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, October 2, at 7:30 p.m.
Anticipated with an enthusiastic write-up in H Lifestyle Mag, the second annual Hoboken Comedy Festival draws 20 comedians to the microphone in a four-show festival, with no repeat performances. Standouts in Friday’s late-night lineup include 7Up promoter Godfrey, known for causing audiences to laugh until fizz comes out of their noses. The bold Amy Schumer (Saturday at 7:30 p.m.) sets audiences laughing and wincing with knock-knock jokes that have been banned in 40 countries, and Hannibal Buress (Saturday at 10 p.m.) steps onstage with bushels of confidence collected during an appearance on Late Show With David Letterman. Sunday’s show features chuckle experts such as Todd Barry, who boasts experience on Louie and acting as Mickey Rourke’s press translator on the set of The Wrestler . With funds supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hudson County, the festival rewards hearts as well as funny bones.
For 25 years, Stand Up NY has captured traveling comics to help lasso laughs from discerning audiences. In addition to its enormous array of visiting comedians and collection of antique spinning bowties, the club serves up tasty bites and beverages (not included with this Groupon).