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. Watch hilarity unfold with today's GrouponLive deal: for $10, you get two tickets to Theatre Sports North presented by Rapid Fire Theatre on December 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Avenue Theatre (a $23 value).
For more than 30 years, Rapid Fire Theatre—a comedic troupe of trained giggle crafters—has improvised silly scenarios to the sounds of human laughter with weekly shows, plays, and themed performances. Every first Thursday of the month, the chortle brigade storms the 1,500-foot stage of the Avenue Theatre for Theatresports North, the fresh-born cousin of its older southern sensation. While squads of improv pros face off, audience members toss out ideas for them to riff off of before the teams prattle into a high-energy comedy blitz where viewers become part of the show, transforming them into instant comics or rubber chickens. The ensemble includes the likes of Chris Craddock, Julian Faid, Kory Mathewson, Jessie McPhee, Amy Shostak, and other funny bone ticklers. Seating is first-come, first-served, so guests are encouraged to arrive when doors open at 7 p.m. to warm up mirth muscles with seated sit-ups and properly placed protective gear to ensure a pain-free night from the knee-slapping.