- Admission to a standup comedy show
- When: select shows through May 31, excluding special events
- Where: San Jose Improv
- Section: general admission
- Door time: One-hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $20 for two tickets to a standup comedy show, plus two tickets to a future show (up to $96 value)
- $39 for four tickets to a standup comedy show, plus four tickets to a future show (up to $192 value)
- Click here to view a schedule of upcoming acts.<p>
San Jose Improv has a two-item minimum food or drink purchase per person, not included in this Groupon.<p>
Dat Phan (January 31–February 1)
The original winner of Last Comic Standing<p>
**[Christina Pazsitsky](http://christinacomedy.com/) (February 28–March 2)**
As seen on TruTV, MTV, and E!'s Chelsea Lately
Warning: contains very strong language and strong opinions about perpetual breeding
**[Colin Kane](http://www.colinkane.com) (April 24–27)**
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 strong language and ungentlemanly behavior
####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](http://sanjose.improv.com/showListCalendar.cfm) of well-known comics and promising up-and-comers. Audience members can fuel laughter with [pub grub](http://sanjose.improv.com/page.cfm?id=1449) 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.