Although not one of the five traditional senses, a sense of humor is the only thing that allows humans to answer knock-knocks at the door. You’re there with this GrouponLive deal to see a standup-comedy show at J.R.'s Comedy Club, valid at its Valencia and Santa Monica locations. For $15, you get two tickets for general-admission seating to any regular Friday or Saturday show (up to a $30 value). J.R.'s Comedy Club has a minimum two-item policy for all customers, which is not included in this Groupon.
J.R.'s Comedy Club stocks an ever-crisp rotation of established and up-and-coming comedians. At both of the club's locations, longtime actress and regular host Diana Angelina ushers each new comic crop into the spotlight and around the stages' knock-knock-joke-activated trapdoors. The Valencia location's showroom, located inside Marie Callender's Restaurant and Bakery, erupts with contagious laughter on June 1 and 2 as funnyman Dan Greuter shares humorous observations on life, such as what to do with thoughtful but useless wedding gifts. Dan then passes the mic to veteran jokester Lenny Schmidt, who lays down a live laugh track with his hilarious bits about raising two daughters and his numerous encounters with The Wiggles.
The following weekend, Tyler Boeh and James P. Connolly take over the Santa Monica location's stage, which resides inside the Earth Wind & Flour restaurant. Tyler's background in both improv and writing inform his quick-witted sets that often incorporate physical comedy, and James's comedic background, which includes writing jokes for his Marine Corps colonel while he served in Operation Desert Storm, have earned him spots on Comedy Central, VH1, and XM Radio's National Lampoon. Check the Valencia and Santa Monica calendars for respective showtimes.