Comedians require laughter to survive and, when desperate, will steal laughs from unsuspecting citizens in brutal tickle attacks. Keep jokesters on the straight and narrow with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $10, you get one ticket for general-admission seating to see a comedy show at Jokes and Notes (a $20 value). Jokes and Notes requires proper attire and a two-drink minimum for all guests (not included with this Groupon). All shows start at 10:30 p.m., and doors open at 10 p.m. Choose from the following performances:
- Ron Baker Jr. and D. Banks on Friday, February 3
- J. Deep and Kevin White on Friday, February 10
- K. Dubb and Aarona on Friday, February 17<p>
Routines from nationally recognized joke wranglers crack up audiences within Jokes and Notes’ elegant club atmosphere. On February 3, headlining funnyman Ron Baker Jr. showcases the comedic and musical chops that have landed him on stages alongside internationally known jesters such as Steve Harvey and R & B legend Gladys Knight. Opening act D. Banks, a Chicago native, unleashes a slew of everyday observations that strike at uncomfortable truths and have collaterally damaged all but one letter of his first name. Absorb the well-timed zingers of local comedian J. Deep on February 10 or wash ears out with soap after the raunchy commentary of K. Dubb from P. Diddy Presents the Bad Boys of Comedy on February 11. As always on Friday and Saturday nights, the eminent emcee BaldHead Phillips plays host for an evening of booming laughing and drink downing. Just steps from the Harold Washington Cultural Center, Jokes and Notes’ sophisticated interior pads laugh riots with plush banquettes, a full bar, and giant mirrors that open up the space and remind guests to remove fake mustaches. A lounge area invites early arrivers to grab a drink before the show or seek repose during a set while keeping up with the onstage action through 24-inch monitors.