Both laughter and tears can be cathartic, but only laughter is OK in front of your dog. Laugh until you cry with this GrouponLive deal for general admission at a standup comedy show at The Comedy Club. Choose from the following options:
- For $9, you get two tickets to a Thursday performance (an $18 value).
- For $12, you get two tickets to a Friday or Saturday performance (a $24 value).<p>
Choose from the following performances:
Marianne Sierk on Saturday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. or 10 p.m.
Seen on Comedy Central, NBC, and as a commentator on VH1’s I Love The . . . series, Marianne Sierk finishes her weekend on the Comedy Club’s stage tonight. In a conversational act as perceptive as it is absurd, Sierk may touch on the shortcomings of modern male burlesque, the best way to smuggle an insult in a compliment, and the dark implications of a “Lost Cat” sign labeled “No Questions Asked.”
- Thursday, August 9, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, August 10, at 7:30 p.m. or 10 p.m.
- Saturday, August 11, at 7:30 p.m. or 10 p.m.<p>
At first glance, Joel Lindley resembles a talkative barfly or a particularly witty gym teacher, but his amiable everyman persona masks a breezily incisive wit. Though his act may touch on political hot topics such as healthcare; Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell; or black-market cheese, his light touch and bipartisan ribbing keep him firmly outside soapbox territory.
- Thursday, August 23, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, August 24, at 7:30 p.m. or 10 p.m.
- Saturday, August 25, at 7:30 p.m. or 10 p.m.<p>
Called a Comic to Watch by Cringe Humor, Paul Hooper draws laughs with an abrasive act rooted in his cornucopia of neuroses. A recovering alcoholic with OCD, Hooper channels his dysfunction into a spitfire, take-no-prisoners act as likely to skewer himself as his numerous targets of ire.
- Thursday, September 6, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, September 7, at 7:30 p.m. or 10 p.m.
- Saturday, September 8, at 7:30 p.m. or 10 p.m.<p>
Greg Warren has commanded crowds as a three-time guest of Craig Ferguson and star of a 2009 Comedy Central Presents special. Warren plumbs the depths of youthful humiliation, such as being the only busboy at Denny’s with a college degree and his parents’ highly public battles waged via attack ad.
- Thursday, September 20, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, September 21, at 7:30 p.m. or 10 p.m.
- Saturday, September 22, at 7:30 p.m. or 10 p.m.<p>
As a husband of one and father of seven, family-man Dan Viola appreciates clean, quick-witted comedy. Without stooping to the gutter, Viola finds the lighter side of everyday existence, from his youthful experiences wearing the suit and tie of his Catholic school’s swim team to his younger brother’s promising career in Jedi knightdom.
- Thursday, October 4, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, October 5, at 7:30 p.m. or 10 p.m.
- Saturday, October 6, at 7:30 p.m. or 10 p.m.<p>
Veteran standup Marc Unger minces no words in his extended rants, but his practical wisdom shines through his hyperbole. The man behind three one-man shows and a self-titled radio show on Baltimore’s WBAL 1090, Unger takes on reality TV, Internet pornography, and the differences between dogs and children. In a review of his 2011 album Dirty Truth, Nate Rankin of America’s Comedy praised his willingness to confront his fears of aging, calling him “refreshing, brutally honest, and hilariously captivating.”
The Comedy Club
The Comedy Club sticks to the basics: nationally known acts; booze, burgers, fried foods; one microphone; and a brick wall. Renowned standups Jim Norton, Tom Green, Orlando Jones, and the late Patrice O’Neal have all graced the stage, and regularly scheduled Open Mic nights fuel an eternal search for undiscovered talent. The club proves its commitment to local humorists in its annual Funniest Person in Rochester Contest, semester-long classes on standup comedy, and always remembering their birthdays.