Although it’s been ostracized by the five traditional senses, the sense of humour is the only thing that enables human beings to detect a rubber chicken creeping up from behind. Stay on guard with this GrouponLive deal to see a comedy show at The Comedy Factory. For $20, you get four tickets (up to an $80 value). Shows are held Thursdays and Fridays at 8:30 p.m., and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
The Comedy Factory’s lineup of local performers mines for laughs during stand-up routines, hypnotism sets, and other chuckle-conjuring sessions that are profanity-free yet still touch upon adult topics. Upcoming performers include Ryan Wingfield (November 8–10), who maintains an air of self-deprecating bemusement whether he is trying to clear up geographical misunderstandings about his home state of Alaska or walking through the physical nuances of a hug between two straight men. Phil Mazo (November 15–17), fresh off his first album, Pervert, brings a similarly understated brand of comedy that belies off-color musings on sex, politics, and culture.
Though The Comedy Factory sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.