Comedy goes back to ancient times, when the Romans would gather in the Coliseum to watch gladiators tell jokes to lions and then fight the ones that didn’t even crack a smile. Roar with laughter, thanks to this Groupon.
- Dinner and a musical comedy show
- When: any show, available Friday–Sunday, through October 6
- Where: The Giggle Dam Dinner Theatre
- Seating: reserved
- Click here to view the current schedule.<p>
- $110 for four dinner-theatre tickets ($220 value)
- $198 for eight dinner-theatre tickets (a $440 value)<p>
Admission includes a comedy show and a four-course meal consisting of chips and Beaver Dip (smoked gouda and jalapenos with a touch of smoke), an appetizer, entrées, and dessert from a rotating menu.
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Breaking the News (through June 16)
Turning their sights on the dry world of the nightly news, the comedic masterminds of the Giggle Dam offer up an onstage broadcast of wacky sketches. Traffic reports, weather forecasts, and current events both local and global receive the troupe’s signature spoofing over the course of the evening.<p>
Saddle Up! (Jun 21–October 6)
The Wild West comes to the Giggle Dam’s stage, tickling ribs with tales from the frontier. Slapstick cowboys mingle with backwoods jokesters while singing gun-slingers fill the air with saloon songs and the best of new country music. <p>
The Giggle Dam Dinner Theatre
An evening at The Giggle Dam begins as a typical night out, until a zany cast member delivers your appetizer. That's because the theatre treats the dinner and performance portions of its shows as one and the same; rather than only using printed menus, the cast sings the dinner selections to the audience, and rather than postponing the entertainment, the entrée delivery is part of the show. Every plate of the four-course meal—which features rotating dishes such as roast beef and gravy, salmon, and vegetarian pasta—is crafted by award-winning chef Pieter Van Meenen, who incorporates seasonal ingredients and fresh techniques in each of his inventive creations. As the audience dines, the actors float around the room and converse with every table while hamming it up with their impressions and gags.
Once the actors are familiar with the audience members' names, hometowns, and shampoo preferences, they hit the stage and engage the audience in an outrageous and politically incorrect original musical comedy show accompanied by an eight-piece band. Every performance is a Giggle Dam original written by the members of the diverse cast who all bring something different to the table, whether it's singing in musical theatre, touring with a rock band, or performing in burlesque shows. The Giggle Dam cast pulls from these experiences to create shows full of laughs, music, and willing audience participation. To keep things fresh, the company swaps out the shows four times a year, premiering a new display every three months to feature more vibrant characters, catchy songs, and side-splitting laughs.