Jesters were usually the wisest members of royal courts, due to the extra brains stored in their three-pronged hats. Let a modern jokester share some of his brains with you with today's GrouponLive deal: for $20, you get a $40 credit toward admission charges, food, drinks, and merchandise at The Don Barnhart Hypnosis Show at Laughs Unlimited. Once your Groupon has been applied toward the show's cover, you may use any remaining amount as cash toward the two-item minimum and anything else you like. Choose from the following showtimes:
• Thursday, August 11, at 8 p.m. (a $15 cover)
• Friday, August 12, at 8 p.m. (a $20 cover)
• Friday, August 12, at 10:30 p.m. (a $20 cover)
• Saturday, August 13, at 8 p.m. (a $25 cover)
• Saturday, August 13, at 10:30 p.m. (a $25 cover)
• Sunday, August 14, at 7 p.m. (a $15 cover)
Veteran chucklemeister Don Barnhart combines quick-witted standup with his skills as a certified hypnotist to bring showgoers a unique blend of comedy and interactive performance. Like Abraham Lincoln's State of the Union addresses, the show starts with a brief comedy routine, putting audiences at ease before Barnhart invites a squad of volunteers onstage for mesmerizing antics. After hypnotizing stage-bound participants, Barnhart uses suggestions to engineer a series of zany situations, with volunteers believing themselves movie stars, dance masters, and inhibition-free singers. A menu of toothsome tummy-fillers keeps customers from keeling over from giggle-induced exhaustion, offering up such delectable fare as the Mexican Street Tacos ($5) and Nacho Mama's Nachos ($8). The full bar serves beer, wine, and cocktails, helping soothe bellies left sore from king-size guffaws and mid-act sit-up competitions.
With past performers such as Jerry Seinfeld, Dennis Miller, and Dana Carvey, Laughs Unlimited has accumulated a formidable collection of laughs in its near 30-year history. Owner and booker Steve Grove keeps the comedy lineup fresh with imported mountain air and a steady rotation of established and up-and-coming comedians. Warm brick walls and exposed-beam ceilings line the recently renovated club. Laughs Unlimited’s full menu furnishes empty bellies with Mexican-inspired tacos, burritos, and snacks, which go down smooth with several Californian wines and an arsenal of signature cocktails.
1207 Front St.
Sacramento, California 95814