What You'll Get
Although not one of the five traditional senses, a sense of humor is the only thing that allows humans to answer knock-knocks at the door. You’re there with this deal for a night of comedy with Truckload O’Comics at Patton Alley Pub. For $10, you get two tickets for general-admission seating (up to a $20 value). Shows occur the last Saturday of the month at 7 p.m.
Young comedians from across the Midwest throw their microphone-callused thumbs into the air to hitch a ride on the Truckload O’Comics monthly comedy showcase. Springfield native Kenny DeForest hosts each show with up to three performers whose adult-themed material doesn’t shy away from taboos on sex, religion, or which hand sanitizer to use after holding a friend’s baby. On February 25, two opening acts tip the room’s humor scales for headliner and Chicago comic Drew Michael. Then in March, the absurdist verbosity of writer-turned-comedian Adam Burke delivers clever quips that have been likened to the ’70s standup routine of Steve Martin. In a Chicago magazine profile, the English-bred Burke admits that his “accent is weird … It’s not exactly Irish and it’s not exactly Scotch. It’s more like bourbon.”
At the Patton Alley Pub, frothy pints from more than 40 tap beers tame the worst of the funny fits, and the pub’s lively atmosphere and downtown venue sweep its guests into an evening considerably more exciting than watching black paint dry over a stolen car.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 28, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Reservation required. Reserve starting 2/20 for admission at Patton Alley Pub. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher at Patton Alley Pub. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which will be provided to Patton Alley Pub. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects Truckload O'Comics' current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.