Early philosophers often engaged in debates concerning the nature of humor, posing each other enigmatic questions beginning with "What's the deal with" and ending with "Am I right?" Indulge in classic rhetoric with today's GrouponLive deal: for $10, you get two general-admission tickets to see a musical-comedy show (a $20 value), plus a large bowl of popcorn (a $5.50 value), at Tampa Pitcher Show on Friday, October 7, at 10:30 p.m. (a $25.50 total value). There is a two-drink minimum or $10 purchase per Groupon.
Musically inclined comedians Traci Kanaan and Nick Cantone take full advantage of their respective titles as Princess of Parodies and the Mustache King to lead a royal procession of laughs across the stage at Tampa Pitcher Show. Donning a golden crown, Traci kicks off the show with a routine that alternates between conventional standup and pop-song satire. Her sidesplitting symphonies take on the canon of radio rock with gleeful irreverence, transforming innocuous songs by such artists as Elton John into hilarious social commentaries on cosmetic surgery and the dangers of oversize sunglasses. Nick counterbalances Traci’s acerbic wit with a smooth, easygoing style honed in opening acts for such comedy heavyweights as Lewis Black and Dave Attell. Taking a cue from the 19th-century robber barons who inspired his mustache, Nick aims to steal the show with relatable observations about driving a Saturn and living the life of a rock star in a band dedicated to facial hair.
During the show, audience members can stifle their laughter with mouthfuls of popcorn and drinks including beer and wine or soda ($1.95/glass, $3.10/22 oz. keep cup, $7.60/pitcher). Those whose bellies bellow louder than their laughter can peruse the full dinner menu to order a number of savory dishes, including cuban pork ($9.75) or the asian chicken delight salad ($9.75).