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. Challenge flower-loving instincts with today’s GrouponLive deal to Riddles Comedy Club in Alsip. The club has a two-drink minimum per person at each show, but the drinks included in today’s deal count toward the requirement. Choose between the following options:
- For $19, you get a comedy night for two (up to a $107 total value), which includes:
- Two general-admission tickets to a show of your choice (up to a $29 value, including all fees)
- Two drinks (up to a $20 value)
Four tickets to any subsequent show (up to a $58 value, including all fees)<p>
- For $32, you get a comedy night for four (up to a $214 value), which includes:
- Four general-admission tickets to the show of your choice (up to a $58 value, including all fees)
- Four drinks (up to a $40 value)
- Eight tickets to any subsequent show (up to a $116 value, including all fees)<p>
Riddles Comedy Club has been rolling out the laugh barrels for more than 20 years, propelling standup stars such as Ellen DeGeneres, Drew Carey, and Martin Lawrence into the spotlight. Today’s deal treats visitors to the show of their choice between now and the end of May, plus tickets to any future show attended after the first show. Emmy-winning writer Mike Dugan (February 17–18) brings erudite wit to classic battle-of-the-sexes material, whereas free-speech enthusiast Tim Slagle (February 24–25) uses subtle satire to unmask two-faced politicians and corrupt student-council members.
On March 9 and 10, Jimmie Walker, best known as J.J. Evans of the classic sitcom Good Times, continues nearly five decades of comedy touring, treating audiences to wacky observations mined from his New York upbringing. Instead of rehearsing their own standup routines for crowds of humorless mannequins, club-goers can practice them on Riddles’ friendly bartenders as they sip beers, martinis, or long island iced teas.
Riddles Comedy Club
For more than 20 years, comedians of all levels of notoriety have peddled their laugh-inducing verbal wares on Riddles Comedy Clubs’ stages. An airbrushed city skyline sits behind the corner stage, where such comedians as Jeff Dunham, Louie Anderson, and Drew Carey slung jokes to side-split audiences. A full bar with overhanging LCD TVs dispenses alcoholic and nonalcoholic whistle-wetters in between sets. Additionally, Riddles' lots house free parking for those driving from far-off locales or patrons who can't find a limo service that takes knock-knock jokes as payment.