A good belly laugh exercises the abdomen, improves a cloudy mood, and comforts homesick reindeer with familiar, Santaesque sounds. Ease a four-legged friend's melancholy with today's Groupon: for $9, you get two general-admission tickets to an improv show presented by Scared Scriptless at Snow Goose Restaurant and Sleeping Lady Brewing Company (up to an $18 value). Shows run on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and shows start at 8 p.m.
Scared Scriptless—one of Alaska’s longest-running improv troupes—is an ensemble of deft performers who tickle audience funny bones via twice-monthly shows. Cast members solicit suggestions from onlookers at the beginning of each show, then construct scenes full of more biting one-liners and droll observations than Oscar Wilde’s marriage proposals. Sculpt atrophied laugh muscles during the 90-minute performance, while keeping giggle gears lubricated with sips of beer and wine available for purchase onsite (not included in today’s Groupon).