There are many classic comedy routines, but none is more lauded than the one in which someone walks toward a banana peel and places it in the garbage. Enjoy throwaway gags with this Groupon.
- $26 for two tickets to see comedians Ian Harvie and Felon O’Reilly in We Are Not Saints Recovery Comedy Show (a $48.10 value)
- When: Thursday, May 2, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Hoover YMCA Park
- Seating: reserved seating
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
Many comics riff on their fear of using the public restroom, but Ian Harvie will tell you how easy they have it. One of the world’s first trans-gender standup comics, Ian is a masterful storyteller who channels his understated charisma and relatable charm to connect with audience members of all backgrounds. Ian performed standup on the Logo Network’s OutLaugh Comedy Festival and on Comics Unleashed on ABC, and has been hosting his own self-produced talk show from a Los Angeles nightclub since 2007. Lauded by Margaret Cho as “not just great looking… [but] an awesome comic and a terrific pal,” Ian has also worked with LGBTQ icons such as Jane Lynch, Alan Cumming, Kimberley Peirce, and Buck Angel.<p> Warning: This clip contains some explicit language and promotes unsanitary use of supermarket produce-section scales.<p> <iframe width="450" height="243" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7WMRbSdRfng?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowFullScreen="allowFullScreen"></iframe>
####Felon O'Reilly Al Joyce stole his first bike at age 6. Four decades of crime, drinking, drug use, and other really unhappy stuff followed, as Joyce racked up arrests, arraignments, indictments, seven incarcerations, 17 stints in detox or rehab, and nearly ten years' worth of time spent behind bars. His last arrest proved a turning point, however, and more than a decade of hard work and sobriety later, Joyce has transformed into Felon O'Reilly, the “Standup Convict.” Mining his story for the comedy within but never forgetting that his is a message of recovery, Felon can be found both in comedy clubs and at youth groups, recovery centers, and AA meetings, provoking not only belly laughs, but also new perspective on the stigma of addiction.