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 GrouponLive deal: for $20, you get two general-admission tickets to Comedy Tropic's "Schlock and Awe" at Crosswater Hall in Ponte Vedra on Saturday, November 26 (a $39.98 value). Choose between the 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. shows.
Short films collude with standup comedy to startle audiences out of post-Thanksgiving food comas during "Schlock and Awe," a gut-busting spectacular that showcases comedic talents from Jacksonville’s theater, film, and improv scenes. A rising fixture on stages and atop public monuments throughout the Southeast, Comedy Tropic eschews simple punch lines for innovative use of film and new-media technologies to tickle internal circuit boards. Executive producer Keary McCutchen draws on skills gleaned at the legendary Second City as he brings together three local comics to hammer melodiously on audiences’ funny bones.
Crosswater Hall sends sounds of mirth echoing from its vaulted wood-beam ceiling, grand ballroom, and cozy fireplace. Though not included in this Groupon, half of all drink purchases at shows will benefit Toys for Tots, a holiday charity that distributes toys to community children and thus enables Santa to punch out and attend the early-bird performance.
245 Little River Rd.
Ponte Vedra, Florida 32081