Zeus became known as the Greek god of improvisation after he came up with Athena off the top of his head. Make up mythological mirth with this GrouponLive deal: for $20, you get a comedy night for two at The Ice House in Pasadena (up to an $85 total value), which includes:
- General admission for two to any regular comedy show (up to a $35 value)
- One order of loaded nachos smothered in a jack-cheddar blend, salsa, sour cream, and guacamole and topped with chicken or beef (a $10.50 value)
- One order of brownie bites topped with strawberry puree (a $4.50 value)
- Two tickets to any second regular comedy show in 2012 (up to a $35 value)
The Ice House requires a two-drink minimum per customer; drinks ($4.50+) are not included.
Luminaries including Robin Williams, Lily Tomlin, George Carlin, George Lopez, and Jerry Seinfeld have stalked the stage of The Ice House over the course of its half-century history. Its lineup of comedians packs each week with a mysterious eighth day, up-and-coming jokesters, and occasional star-studded drop-ins by performers such as Rob Schneider, Tom Green, and Carlos Mencia.
Upcoming Wednesdays host the Latino Comedy Showcase of Rudy Moreno, who has tickled studio audiences and made recorded laugh tracks unspool with glee on more than 35 television programs, including Everybody Loves Raymond and The George Lopez Show. On Sunday, July 15, comedic hypnotist Mark Sweet bewilders audiences by tapping into the subconscious of onstage volunteers, and early August welcomes the similarly multitalented Tom Rhodes, who has parlayed his globetrotting standup career into a mid-'90s sitcom and a current column in the Huffington Post.
No seat within the intimate club is further than seven rows from the stage or 30 feet from the inflatable slides that serve as emergency exits. Guests typically arrive and settle in about 45 minutes before performers grab the mic to dig into shareable snacks.
24 N Mentor Ave.
Pasadena, California 91106