San Jose Improv

San Jose Improv

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In a Nutshell

Up-and-coming comics lure laughs in storied chain of comedy clubs that showcased such stars as Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jun 1, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required 48 hrs in advance; subject to availability. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at San Jose Improv. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects San Jose Improv's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Must be 18+; some shows are 21+. Not valid for special events. 2-item minimum. Lineup subject to change. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • General admission to a standup-comedy show
  • When: any show through May 31, excluding special events
  • Where: San Jose Improv
  • Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees
  • Click here to view a schedule of upcoming acts

Ticketing Options

  • $20 for two tickets to a standup-comedy show, plus two tickets to a future show (up to $84 value)
  • $38 for four tickets to a standup-comedy show, plus four tickets to a future show (up to $168 value)

San Jose Improv requires a two-item minimum food or drink purchase per person, not included in this Groupon.

Upcoming Acts 

David Alan Grier (February 12–13 and 15)
Comedian, author, and Tony-nominated actor who first introduced audiences to his goofy yet sharp sense of humor on In Living Color and in the cult film I’m Gonna Git You Sucka.

Colin Kane (March 12–15)
Winner of Howard Stern’s Kill or Be Killed comedy competition and recognized as one of the New York Post’s “King of Zings”

Warning: contains vulgar language, sexual situations, ungentlemanly behavior

Dov Davidoff (April 2–5)
Comedy Central fixture seen on Chappelle’s Show and Premium Blend as well as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel Live

Warning: contains mature language, sexual situations

San Jose Improv

The first Improv comedy club had virtually nothing to do with comedy. Broadway producer Budd Friedman founded the now legendary franchise in 1963 as an intimate spot for performers to eat, drink coffee, and sing along to piano ditties after their shows. Soon after, the club’s first comedian, Dave Astor, performed on a whim to try out new material. The stand-up set was a hit and led to the venue’s eventual transformation into a full-blown comedy club. New York’s hottest comedians would do nearly anything to be featured on the Improv stage; for instance, it's rumored that Lily Tomlin hijacked a parked limousine in order to make a stunning entrance when first meeting Budd.

As part of the respected chain of Improv comedy clubs—where comedic heavyweights such as Andy Kaufman, Jay Leno, and Jerry Seinfeld first started working the stand-up circuit—San Jose Improv lives up to the reputation set by its preceding locations by hosting a full calendar of well-known comics and promising up-and-comers. Audience members can fuel laughter with pub grub such as buffalo wings and barbecue prime rib sandwiches, all while sipping a cocktail to avoid eye contact with the giant rubber chicken sitting at the next table.

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    San Jose Improv

    62 South Second Street

    San Jose, CA 95113

    +14082807475

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