Comedy has long been used to subvert the established order, shedding light on modern life’s pervasive absurdities and fomenting distrust of potentially seltzer-filled boutonnieres. Train yourself in the deceptive ways of comedy with today’s Groupon to Uncle D’s Comedy Underground, located in the upper level of Bluz at The Bend. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get two tickets to a single Friday or Saturday comedy show (a $24 value).
- For $24, you get four tickets to a single Friday or Saturday comedy show and $7 toward any appetizer from the club’s menu (a $55 value).<p>
Doors open at 6 p.m., and shows start at 8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday September–June.
Uncle D’s Comedy Underground exercises audiences’ giggle-tendons by pairing national touring comedians with in-house acts inside a Las Vegas–style banquet room. Owner and operator Don Parkins—a stage hypnotist and former Kenny Rogers bodyguard—and his stable of more than 300 comedians blend impressions, satire, and stock quotes narrated in pig latin to induce guffaws and split unsuspecting sides. While filling their laugh receptors with onstage antics, four-person groups can ingest a savory appetizer, such as the fresh focaccia breadbasket with balsamic vinegar ($6.95) or sautéed clams in white-wine sauce ($12.95). Sizzling snacks and fresh chuckles are dispensed inside Uncle D’s intimate banquet room with seating for 125 people, which is the typical size of the average nuclear family.