Laughing uproariously in public is sometimes inappropriate, which is why people feel most comfortable laughing in comedy clubs or into a jar in the bathroom. Let it all out with this GrouponLive deal: for $25, you get a comedy-show package at San Jose Improv (up to a $129.75 total value). All seating is first come, first served, and doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Comedy shows require a two-item minimum per person (not included in this deal). The package includes:
- Two tickets to a comedy show, not including special events (up to a $40 value)
- One appetizer (up to a $9.75 value)
- Four vouchers for tickets to future shows, not including special events (up to an $80 value)
At San Jose Improv, comics lure laughs from bellies in the hopes of following in the footsteps of standup legends such as Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, and Dave Chappelle, all of whom have graced the Improv’s stages. The club's calendar schedules comedians as often as five nights a week, alternating between big-name headliners and up-and-coming funsters who tickle funny bones with fresh material, abundant energy, and feathered reflex hammers. Though special shows are excluded, Groupon holders may attend sets from a diverse lineup of certified funny people, including Bobby Slayton (November 23–25), a veteran comic who’s unleashed his fast-talking bits on The Tonight Show and HBO’s Comic Relief, as well as appeared in films such as Get Shorty and Dreamgirls. One November 29–December 2, Mitch Fatel, HBO Aspen Comedy Festival’s Best Comedian winner in 2006, enraptures show-goers with the unhurried cadence of a skilled storyteller, intermittently whispering into the microphone and casting sidelong glances at the floor as he weaves tales about the perils of dating. December 14–16, Kevin Pollack shares comedic stories from the stage, screen, and the internet. During sets, audience members munch on their choice of a savory appetizer, such as spinach-and-artichoke dip or fried calamari, and sip a cocktail to avoid eye contact with the giant rubber chicken sitting at the next table (drinks not included with this Groupon).
San Jose Improv
62 South Second Street
San Jose, CA 95113