Although effective, the slap-line was quickly replaced by the punchline in most comedy clubs for its ability to induce laughter without inadvertently provoking duels. Enjoy harmless ha-has with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get a standup-comedy night for two at Scott Hansen’s Comedy Gallery, which is located inside Welsch’s Big Ten Tavern in Arden Hills (a $65 value). The outing includes:
- Two VIP reserved tickets (a $40 value)
- One large pizza with any topping, as well as salad and breadsticks for two (a $25 value)<p>
At Scott Hansen’s Comedy Gallery, a rotating cast of standup comics splits sides as crowds sup on piping-hot pizza dinners. Companions ease into VIP seating at 8 p.m., where they can hone exaggerated spit-takes during a preshow feast that preludes the 9 p.m. show. Guests can aim faces at Bob DeMaris, whose jokes about family and fatherhood have been the opening acts for big-name stars such as Louie Anderson and Tom Arnold, or fill music with the staccato sounds of chuckles during Dean Johnson’s “Uke Make Me Laugh.” Additional upcoming performers include Tom Baumgartner and Bob Larson, KJaye, Ric McCloud, and John Kunic.