As with eviction notices, jokes are most surprising when delivered by your mom. Observe comic curveballs with this GrouponLive deal to Nick's Comedy Stop. Choose between the following options:
- For $16, you get two tickets to a comedy show on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday (up to a $44.18 value, including all fees).
- For $30, you get four tickets to a comedy show on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday (up to an $88.36 value, including all fees).
Nick's Comedy Stop, named the best comedy club of 2012 by the Improper Bostonian, has served as an essential venue for up-and-coming comedians for more than 30 years, having hosted Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, and other notable jesters before their big breaks. A seasoned or emerging comic tickles ribs during an 8:30 p.m. show preceded by a host, two opening acts, and a moment of silence for misunderstood punch lines. Upcoming performers include Kelly MacFarland (August 24–25), who skewers the sanctimonious absurdities of yoga classes and exercise with her soft-spoken venom. After making a name for himself in the Boston comedy scene, Don Zollo (August 31–September 1) further honed his craft on the West Coast before returning to his original stomping ground to regale audiences with raunchy stories of his romantic misadventures.