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What You'll Get
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 deal to see the Navy Pier Four Star Comedy Fest at the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier on Saturday, October 6, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $19, you get one general-admission ticket for rear main-floor or balcony standing room (up to a $48.14 value, including all fees)
- For $34, you get one general-admission ticket for main-floor seating (up to an $80.97 value, including all fees)<p>
These seating options are exclusive to Groupon and do not include complimentary cocktails.
The inaugural run of the Navy Pier Four Star Comedy Fest brings together Chicago’s top off-the-cuff comedians for shows and workshops. Headlining the night is SNL-alum Tim Meadows, alongside former cast members of the Second City Mainstage, Brad Morris and Joe Canale, who collectively form the comedic Megazord that is Uncle’s Brother. Together the trio takes on diverse roles, forming spontaneous scenes that harness cinematic-style cuts to poke fun at cultural presumptions with light-hearted aplomb. Also taking the stage, The Improvised Shakespeare Company wields an uncanny ear for the Bard’s voice to craft brand-new plays from audience-suggested titles, peppering what follows with iambic dialogue, memorable characters, and cohesive storylines. The gentlemanly members of the Cook County Social Club then drop by from the iO to show off what the Chicago Reader called their “black-comedy vignettes tethered to richly odd characters.” Before the evening’s show, the festival hosts a suite of free improv workshops from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., each taught by players from such stages as the iO and The Annoyance Theatre. The sessions teach patrons to think on their feet in order to entertain audiences and ace the standing portion of the SAT. Each class is limited to 20 students, so interested improvers should reserve space beforehand.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 6, 2012. Limit 10 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 10/2 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher at Grand Ballroom At Navy Pier. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which we will provide to facilitate redemption of voucher. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together.Discount reflects Ticketmaster's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. Must be 21+ to attend show. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Navy Pier
Located on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is Chicago’s mission-driven cultural district, designed to inspire, educate and connect communities. A nonprofit since 2011, Navy Pier is free and accessible to all. It has the autonomy to act in ways that serve the greater good, with support from the corporate and philanthropic community to create impact where it matters most. Stretching more than six city blocks and welcoming more than 9 million guests annually, Navy Pier offers year-round accessibility to its guests and forms an elegant canvas for the unexpected. Originally opened in 1916 as a shipping and recreation facility, the Pier features more than 50 acres of public parks, restaurants, attractions, retail shops, exposition facilities and more.