Comedy and tragedy can go hand in hand, as when someone lightens up a eulogy with a joke or a circus chimp slips on a banana peel just as he was about to deliver a rousing speech on animal dignity. Find the funny side with this GrouponLive deal to the Laugh Factory. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get two general-admission tickets to any regular comedy show (up to a $40 value).
- For $38, you get four general-admission tickets to any regular comedy show (up to an $80 value).<p>
The Laugh Factory requires a two-drink minimum per person, which is not included in this Groupon.
Laughter has emanated from the corner of Belmont and Broadway for years in the form of the Lakeshore Theater. In March, venerable Los Angeles–based club the Laugh Factory opened a new chapter in the theater’s history, adding a wraparound balcony, table seating tended by servers, and a towering blue-magenta panel backing the stage, forming the stained-glass window behind the altar of this new church of comedy. The result, according to the Chicago Tribune, is “a club that feels fully focused on one thing—standing up.”
Across a stage still unmarred by the ravages of sneaker scuffs and spit takes, national headliners and brave amateurs alike compete for chortles. April 26 welcomes The Wind Up comedy showcase, a quartet of top local funnymen. Detroit transplant Mike Stanley heads the pack with a mixture of gleeful gross-out humor and wry theorizing on fresh political ideas, such as trickle-up economics.