Although effective, the slap line was quickly replaced by the punch line in most comedy clubs for its ability to induce laughter without inadvertently provoking duels. Enjoy harmless ha-has with this GrouponLive deal to Laughing Devil Comedy Club in Queens. For $25, you get a comedy night for two (up to a $130 value), which includes:
- Two general-admission tickets to a comedy show on the calendar (up to a $40 value)
- Choice of an appetizer (up to a $10 value)
- Four general-admission tickets to future shows (up to an $80 value)
During a typical weekend comedy showcase at Laughing Devil Comedy Club, the audience can check out the diverse deliveries and styles of up to six comedians. This fall visitors can check out Keith Anthony (Friday, September 28), a Long Island native that has shared the stage with such legends as Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison. During recent sets, Anthony has elicited laughs with his laments on old age, from buying reading glasses at CVS to finding an auto insurance that has broader health coverage. Ophira Eisenberg (Saturday, September 29) regularly tells stories and tours with The Moth, and she's also the host of NPR's new game show Ask Me Another. In her act she's admitted to falling into the pitfalls of a stereotypical marriage and chats about how she would ask different questions on dates if she were single now. Called a "casually brilliant joke philosopher" by a peer, Costaki Economopoulos (Saturday, October 13) bills himself as the "biggest name in comedy." Recently, his “Quick Snaps” have ripped into the pigskin pageantry of football, as he questions the purpose of the Pro Bowl and of the use of roman numerals to designate the name of its championship game.
Laughing Devil Comedy Club
Founded by Queens native and the Late Late Show vet Steve Hofstetter, Laughing Devil Comedy Club lobbed its inaugural laughs in late 2011. Its debut on the city's comedy scene came after weeks of anticipation and attention in the New York Post, the Queens Courier, and Queens Tribune. Within its intimate, 70-seat venue, bartenders draw from a top-shelf drink menu to forge potions such as The Andy Kaufman's blend of St. Germain, Patrón tequila, and pineapple or pour drafts of Chimay Triple, brewed in the traditional manner by Belgian prop comics.