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 this GrouponLive deal for admission to the Long Island Comedy Festival. Choose from the following options:
For $12, you get general admission to Gateway Playhouse in Bellport on Friday, August 3, at 8 p.m. (a $25 value).
For $12, you get general admission to Theatre Three in Port Jefferson (a $25 value). Choose from the following shows:
- Saturday, July 28, at 10 p.m.
- Saturday, August 4, at 10 p.m.
- Saturday, August 11, at 10 p.m.
For $15, you get general admission to Hotel Indigo East End in Riverhead on Friday, July 27, at 8 p.m. (a $30 value).
For $15, you get general admission to 230 Elm in Southampton (a $30 value). Choose from the following shows:
- Thursday, July 19, at 8 p.m.
- Thursday, August 2, at 8 p.m.
- Thursday, August 16, at 8 p.m.
For $15, you get general admission to Theatre Three in Port Jefferson (a $30 value). Choose from the following shows:
- Friday, August 17, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, August 18, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, August 24, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, August 25, at 8 p.m.
For $20, you get VIP seating at Allegria Hotel in Long Beach on Thursday, July 26, at 8 p.m. (a $40 value). A two drink minimum is required for this show.
The Long Island Comedy Festival, which won a thumbs-up from Newsday in 2009, sends laughing fits rippling through southeastern New York with its 90-minute showcases of some of the area's most accomplished comedians. Gateway Playhouse braces itself for a hailstorm of hilarity on August 3, when Comedy Central–featured Rob Falcone muses on such relatable frustrations as getting stuck in traffic, and Bill McCarty takes aim at funny bones with quick-witted humor. At Theatre Three, the festival directs the spotlight toward Stevie G.B., Carie Karavas, Sherry Davey, and Mick Thomas (August 17, 18, 24, and 25), four seasoned comedians whose clever anecdotes and giant tickling feathers are sure to garner guffaws. Stevie G.B. pulls no punch lines when discussing his life as a married suburbanite, and Sherry Davey escapes normality by performing her set as one of three alter egos. 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 CIA's top-secret comedy codes.