Comedy has long been used to subvert the established order, shedding light on modern life's pervasive absurdities and fomenting distrust of potentially seltzer-filled boutonnieres. Stop and smell the comedy with today's Groupon: for $16, you get general-admission tickets to a comedy show at Sacramento Punch Line (up to a $52 value). Groupon holders will receive two tickets valued at $16 or less each to any Friday night show, or four tickets valued at $13 or less each to any Thursday or Sunday night show. There is a two-drink minimum at all shows.
For nearly 20 years, Sacramento Punch Line has been canning the cackles of audiences who caught side-splitting stars such as D.L. Hughley, Dave Chappelle, and Chris Rock before they broke onto the national stage. On Friday, November 25, the stage hosts Mike E. Winfield with Key Lewis and Joe Tobin. With recent appearances on The Office and Late Night with David Letterman, Mike E. seems poised for a shot at stardom even though he has never wrestled a shark on television. On Sunday, December 18, Dennis Gaxiola, Steve Mazan, and Lynn Ruth Miller hold down and mercilessly tickle funny bones with material that pocketed Dennis cred as one of America's cleanest comics and roommates. Before the show begins, servers can wet laugh whistles by taking drink orders for beer, cocktails, soda, or sparkling water.