Without laughter, playgrounds would be silent except for the creaking of old swing sets and the trickling of tears into belowground aquifers. Celebrate the sound of mirth with today's GrouponLive deal: for $12, you get one general-admission ticket to the New Year’s Eve Comedy Explosion featuring Jim McCue at Bucca di Beppo in Dedham on Saturday, December 31 (a $25 value). Choose between 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. showtimes. Doors open 30 minutes before each show.
Known for his appearances on Comedy Central and NBC's Last Comic Standing, Jim McCue draws the audience into a rib-tickling, year-ending performance at convivial Italian restaurant Bucca di Beppo. With an impish grin, McCue picks out and good-naturedly picks on guests in a freewheeling set. The chief joke-slinger and supporting comics wrap up the fun before midnight, granting partiers the option to visit a different bar or return home before their cars revert to pumpkins.