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 this 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 this deal count toward the requirement. Choose between the following options:
For $19, you get a comedy night for two (up to a $95 total value), which includes the following:
- Two general-admission tickets to any regular show (up to a $25 value, including all fees)
- Two drinks (up to a $20 value)
- Four general-admission tickets to any subsequent show (up to a $50 value, including all fees)
For $32, you get a comedy night for four (up to a $190 total value), which includes the following:
- Four general-admission tickets to any regular show (up to a $50 value, including all fees)
- Four drinks (up to a $40 value)
- Eight general-admission tickets to any subsequent show (up to a $100 value, including all fees)
Equidistant from the Chicago Loop and Northwest Indiana, 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. Dubbed "World's Cleanest Comedian" for his family-friendly style and self-professed germophobia, Kent Rader (July 20–21) weaves rib-tickling stories about the technological generation gap and his kid's embarrassing public shenanigans. Fellow clean comic Tim Walkoe (July 27–28) suits up a week later to inspire old-school laughs with quick-firing one-liners and the occasional guitar-strummed song, delivered with a stage presence honed from an HBO feature and winning run on ABC's America's Funniest People. 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.