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 the following:
- 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 for food and drinks at any show
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 including veteran comedian Bobby Slayton (January 19–22), whose distinctive gravely voice has drawn off-color laughs in numerous feature films, The Tonight Show, Family Guy, and his pro bono advertisements for shale. Adam Ferrera (March 8–11) courts chuckles with skills sharpened from stints on the FX hit Rescue Me and material that made him a two-time nominee for best male stand-up by the American Comedy Awards.
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 beer glasses ($4) or cocktails ($6–$13), or give away the answer to a knock-knock joke. Guests can stow sedans and clown cars prior to the show with garage parking, available throughout the Zona Rosa Shopping Center.