- $20 for two general admission tickets through June 25, plus one pass for two to another show (up to $100 value)
- $39 for four general admission tickets through June 25, plus two passes for two to another show (up to $200 value)
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Houston Improv requires a two-item minimum food-and-drink purchase per person, not included in this Groupon.
Dominique (February 4)
As seen onChappelle’s Show, Showtime at the Apollo, and Comic View
Warning: contains four-letter words
Flip Orley (February 11)
Comedic hypnotist seen on Entertainment Tonight
Warning: contains coarse language; adult situations; hypnotized volunteers shouting at each other
Erik Griffin (March 23–25)
Best known as competitive office worker Montez Walker on Workaholics, Erik Griffin just released his debut standup album, Technical Foul: Volume One
Warning: contains strong language and frighteningly accurate computer sounds
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.