Comedians require laughter to survive and, when desperate, will steal laughs from unsuspecting citizens in brutal tickle attacks. Keep jokesters on the straight and narrow with today’s GrouponLive deal to see a comedy show at Jokes and Notes. For $10, you get one ticket for general-admission seating (a $20 value, including all fees). Jokes and Notes requires proper attire and a two-drink minimum for all guests (not included with this Groupon). All shows start at 10:30 p.m., and doors open at 10 p.m. Choose from the following performances:
- TuRae Gordon and Vince Acevedo on Friday, February 24
- M. Dubs and Trev Houston on Friday, March 2
- Esau McGraw and Lem Slaughter on Friday, March 9<p>
Routines from nationally recognized joke wranglers crack up audiences within Jokes and Notes’ elegant club atmosphere. On February 24, TuRae Gordon showcases the comedic prowess that snatched him the World Cup of Comedy Clash in London and landed him airtime on HBO and Comedy Central. With appearances on Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes?, New Jersey native Trev Houston surfs into March on a wave of heady acclaim, looking to impress audiences with jokes that wring tears out of eyes and lure curious genies out of their lamps. Or, visitors can absorb well-timed zingers on March 9 from Lem Slaughter and Esau McGraw, the latter of whom is a veteran of Def Comedy Jam and Last Comic Standing.
As always on Friday nights, the eminent emcee BaldHead Phillips plays host for an evening of booming laughing and drink downing. Just steps from the Harold Washington Cultural Center, Jokes and Notes’ 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 invites early arrivers to grab a drink before the show or seek repose during a set while keeping up with the onstage action through 24-inch monitors.