A good belly laugh exercises the abdomen, improves a cloudy mood, and comforts homesick reindeer with familiar Santa-esque sounds. Ease a four-legged friend’s melancholy with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get a comedy-night outing to Kansas City Improv Comedy Club (up to a $131 total value). The package includes:
- One of the following ticket options:
- Four tickets to see a show on Friday or Saturday (an $18 value each)
- Six tickets to see a show on Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday (a $16 value each)
- A $35 voucher worth of food and drinks at any show<p>
The nationwide chain of Improv Comedy Clubs hosts comedians en route to the big time, with an impressive roster of past performers including David Spade, Adam Sandler, and Jerry Seinfeld. At the Kansas City club, burgeoning funsters step up to the mic while company-wide head chef JR Grady sizzles award-winning American fare and barkeeps pour signature cocktails. The schedule hosts upcoming performers include The Daily Show regular Paul Mecurio, whose off-color quips and research in particle physics have won him an Emmy and a Peabody Award. Matt Braunger courts chuckles with material showcased on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien and The Late Show with David Letterman. Before the performance starts, plates of southern fried dills ($5.49) or cinnamon roll bread pudding ($5.99) from a brimming menu prep bellies for laughter. Diners begin digging in as soon as doors open, with wait staff dropping by throughout the show to refresh cocktails or give away the answer to a knock-knock joke.