Many advanced actors know how to cry on command—a skill that's especially useful when stopped by a traffic cop or when pretending to whittle an onion. Watch the pros think on their feet with this GrouponLive deal to a comedy show at Improv Asylum. For $30, you get two general-admission tickets to a regularly scheduled improv performance (up to a $50 value, including all fees).
Ad-libbers-at-large Chet Harding and Norm Laviolette put on the very first Improv Asylum show in the spring of 1998. After a 15-year history of off-the-cuff comedy and a large, rotating cast, the club delivers night after night of its signature blend of audience-suggested premises and prewritten sketches and songs. The main stage currently hosts the new production Nostalg-sick, bravely plumbing the better-forgotten depths of the '90s. In Vanity Project, the Asylum's co-founders don sharp suits and join main-stage actors Jeremy Brothers and Matt Catanzano for two full sets of long-form improv. Many productions help orient newcomers and give shout-outs to native audiences alike, including the Sunday show Lost in Boston and film spoofs including the trailer The Oscar Winning Boston Movie.
Improv Asylum is a comedy theater that features improvisation and sketch comedy. Opened in 1998, Improv Asylum has performed over 6,000 shows, for over 2 million people. They've been featured on HBO, and have performed in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Austin, Aspen and throughout the country. Improv Asylum also offers unique corporate training, customized corporate shows and a student training center.