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 today’s GrouponLive deal: for $33, you get a comedy-night package for two to see Michael Blackson at the Soirée Event and Conference Center on Wednesday, January 18, at 9:30 p.m. (up to a $66.74 total value), hosted by Orlando native Marley Star. Doors open at 8 p.m. Packages include the following:
- Two general admission tickets (up to a $54.74 value, including all ticketing fees). Seating will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Two drinks (up to a $6 value each)<p>
Stand-up jokester Michael Blackson channels his West African roots to bust guts during an evening of nonstop snickers and guest cameos. Inspired by giggle guru Eddie Murphy, Blackson’s exotic style received national exposure during his appearance in the film Next Friday, as well as HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and P. Diddy Presents: The Bad Boys of Comedy. While guests sip drinks and sop up spilled laughs with a napkin, the dashiki-sheathed Blackson will dispense a steady stream of jocular jabs, covering such subjects as his adolescence and time spent adjusting to American culture. Special guest comedian Tony Black warms up audience chuckle engines alongside jester Rion Evans, who has appeared on the Monique Show. Also on the bill, musical act Atiba sends toes a-tappin’ with energized jams and rhythmic readings of several shampoo bottles.