Early philosophers often engaged in debates concerning the nature of humor, posing each other enigmatic questions beginning with "What's the deal with" and ending with "Am I right?" Indulge in classic rhetoric with today's GrouponLive deal: for $25, you get two general-admission tickets to the Long Island Comedy Festival’s standup show on Saturday, July 23, at 8 p.m. at The Sands Atlantic Beach in Atlantic Beach, plus a meet-and-greet and photo with the comedians (a $50 value). Tickets are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and must be picked up at will call at least 60 minutes before show time. Attendees must be 18 or older.
The Long Island Comedy Festival showcases some of the area's most accomplished comedians over the course of a 90-minute standup show, which won a thumbs-up from Newsday in 2009. The July 23 show will corral six comedians, whose clever anecdotes and giant tickling feathers are sure to garner guffaws. In addition to earning raves from critics, Paul Anthony, the official host of the festival, has cracked both jokes at comedy cubs around New York and the C.I.A.'s top-secret comedy codes. Inspired by classic Borscht Belt acts, Mike Fine's observational humor satisfies audience appetites for laughter. New York City comedian Randy Levin pokes fun at everyday people and situations, having wowed crowds on Evening at the Improv and Comic Strip Live. Stan Keshner, Robin Fox, and Rob Falcone round out the lineup with a rousing Scottish circle dance.
During a postshow meet and greet, Groupon wielders can fist-bump the comedians as a photographer snaps a commemorative picture. Photos will be posted to the fest's website after the show, and guests can bring their own cameras to snap additional shots for friends, relatives, and neighborhood jesters yearning for a glimpse of the world outside their cage.