Comedians require laughter to survive and, when desperate, will sometimes go so far as to steal laughs from unsuspecting citizens in brutal tickle attacks. Keep jokesters on the straight and narrow with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $10, you get one general-admission ticket to a 10:30 p.m. comedy show at Jokes and Notes (a $20 value). Doors open at 10 p.m., and Jokes and Notes has a two-drink minimum for all guests (not included with this Groupon). Choose from the following shows:
- Willie Lynch Jr. and DeAndre Whitner. Choose between the following dates:
- Friday, January 6
Saturday, January 7<p>
- James Davis and FREE. Choose between the following dates:
- Friday, January 13
Saturday, January 14<p>
- J. Reid and Kool-Aid. Choose between the following dates:
- Friday, January 20
- Saturday, January 21<p>
Routines from nationally recognized joke wranglers crack up club-goers within Jokes and Notes’s elegant club atmosphere. Emceed by BaldHead Phillips, Friday- and Saturday-night shows host itinerant comics who hawk hilarity for two nights before moving on to new audiences or packs of despondent hyenas. January headliners include recent Bay Area Black Comedy Competition finalist Willie Lynch Jr., who adds a goofy edge to drawn-from-life stories. James Davis’s youthful observation and high-energy verve have carried him to appearances on Comedy Central, BET, and Bell Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes?, which has also showcased Las Vegas native J. Reid.
Jokes and Notes’s sophisticated interior pads laugh riots with plush banquettes, a full bar, and giant mirrors that open up the space and remind guests to remove fake mustaches. A lounge area allows early arrivers to grab a drink before the show or seek repose during a set, keeping up with onstage action through 24-inch monitors.