Tickets to the Big-Little Comedy Fest on September 14–18. Three Options Available.

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Five-day comedy fest slays audiences with slew of national sketch & improvisation troupes & workshops for burgeoning comics

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Promotional value expires Sep 18, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Redeem starting 9/11/11. Valid only for option purchased. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Dog Story Theater box office. Must provide first and last name at checkout. Refundable only on day of purchase. Reservation required for individual and night passes. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Improv comedy shows, unlike criminal court proceedings and open-heart surgeries, encourage people in the room to shout out suggestions. Explore the extemporaneous with today's GrouponLive deal to the second annual Big-Little Comedy Fest held at the Dog Story Theater from September 14 to 18. Choose from the following options:

  • For $10, you get two tickets for your choice of one show (consisting of up to three acts) from the festival schedule (up to a $20 value).
  • For $15, you get two one-night tickets, good for any one comedy evening of your choice from the festival schedule (up to a $36 value).
  • For $40, you get two festival passes, good for all 14 shows on all five days of the festival (up to a $100 value).

The second annual Big-Little Comedy Fest spotlights the quickest wits in the country, jamming steroids of laughter into the Midwestern comedy scene with a five-day laugh-shedding showcase of improv and sketch teams. Each night of the festival, troupes representing cheese-eating states and mythical lands such as Texas converge to waylay audiences with unscripted nonsense and on-the-fly laugh baiting. The schedule teems with teams of trustworthy funny mercenaries, including Never Pickles, Crawlspace Eviction, and The Cosby Sweaters, all born with the skill to origami audiences suggestions into gold cranes of comedy, slathered across 14 showtimes to choose from.

Free of the elitism typical of prop comedy, the Big-Little Comedy Fest shares comic secrets in seven different workshops that help exhume everyone’s inner Robin Williams. With the purchase of each festival ticket, burgeoning quipsters receive 25% off one of these sessions. Workshops will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday–Friday, and 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, covering topics such as musical improvisational comedy, stage combat, and building character relationships. Email biglittlecomedy@gmail.com with Workshop or 1,000 smiley-face emoticons in the subject line to sign up, and prepare to make scriptwriting bullies cry with newfound ad-libbing skills.

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