Comedy has long been used to subvert the established order, shedding light on modern life's pervasive absurdities and fomenting distrust of potentially seltzer-filled boutonnieres. Discover some rollicking truths with this GrouponLive deal.
- General-admission tickets to a standup show
- When: any non-special engagement show on Wednesdays at 8 p.m., Thursdays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 10:30 p.m., or Sundays at 7:30 p.m. with tickets of up to a $25 value through June 28
- Where: Houston Improv
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click to view the schedule.
TIcketing Options * $20 for two tickets, and a pass for two to attend a future show (up to $100 value) * $39 for four tickets, and two passes for two to attend a future show (up to $200 value) * Additional passes do not expire.
Houston Improv requires a two-item minimum food-and-drink purchase per person, not included in this Groupon.
Ali Siddiq (May 22)
Ali has appeared on Def Comedy Jam, Showtime, and BET Comicview
Taylor Williamson (April 24–27)
Taylor has performed on America’s Got Talent, Late Late Show, MTV, and Last Comic Standing
Warning: contains vulgar language
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Mo Amer (May 8)
Seen on NBC, BBC, CBS, and featured in the New York Times, LA Times, and Rolling Stone Magazine
The first Improv comedy club had virtually nothing to do with comedy. Broadway producer Budd Friedman founded the now legendary franchise in 1963 as an intimate spot for performers to eat, drink coffee, and sing along to piano ditties after their shows. Soon after, the club’s first comedian, Dave Astor, performed on a whim to try out new material. The stand-up set was a hit and led to the venue’s eventual transformation into a full-blown comedy club. New York’s hottest comedians would do nearly anything to be featured on the Improv stage; for instance, it’s rumored that Lily Tomlin hijacked a parked limousine in order to make a stunning entrance when first meeting Budd.
As part of the respected chain of Improv comedy clubs—where comedic heavyweights such as Andy Kaufman, Jay Leno, and Jerry Seinfeld first started working the stand-up circuit—Houston Improv lives up to the reputation set by its preceding locations by hosting a full calendar of well-known comics and promising up-and-comers. Audience members can fuel laughter with pub grub such as potato skins and fried pickle chips, all while sipping a cocktail to avoid eye contact with the giant rubber chicken sitting at the next table.