Standup comedy disguises social commentary with witty musings that endear audiences to oppressed groups such as underpaid comedians. Witness a comic’s treatise with this GrouponLive deal to Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. Choose between the following options:
- For $18, you get two tickets to a Friday or Saturday show, valid from May 25 to September 8 (up to a $36 value). Friday shows begin at 9:30 p.m. and Saturday shows begin at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
- For $10, you get two tickets to a Thursday show, valid from May 24 to September 6 (up to a $20 value). Thursday shows begin at 8 p.m.<p>
With a stage sturdy enough to bear the weight of standup comedy giants such as Jon Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld, and Ellen DeGeneres, Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle continues to cultivate rib-tickling local and national talent to fill up its schedule. Seasoned funnyman Duncan Trussell (June 21–23), who has contributed his talents to Funny or Die videos and Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time, reaches deep into his bag of funnies and doles out laughs with his opinions about pharmaceuticals and Six Flags. Having made his rounds at late-night talk shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Bobby Tessel (June 28–30) arrives at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle to regales audiences with hilarious stories, such as what happened to him when he wore a red shirt at Target. Kevin McCaffrey (July 12–14) has honed his sharp wit to a fine point as a monologue writer for The Late Show with David Letterman, culminating in sets about the difference between 99-cent stores and dollar stores.