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 this GrouponLive deal 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 a comedy night for two (a $24 value), which includes:
- Two general-admission tickets to any show (a $12 value each)
$5 credit toward any appetizer on the menu<p>
- For $24, you get a comedy night for four (up to a $59.95 total value), which includes:
- Four general-admission tickets to any show (a $12 value each)
- One appetizer (up to an $11.95 value)<p>
Shows are scheduled every Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. through the final show of the season on May 12.
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 always-family-friendly impressions, satire, and stock quotes narrated in pig Latin to split unsuspecting sides.
While filling their laugh receptors with onstage antics, groups can ingest a savory appetizer such as a fresh focaccia breadbasket with balsamic vinegar or sautéed clams in white-wine sauce. Sizzling snacks and fresh chuckles are dispensed inside an intimate banquet room that seats 125 people, which is the typical size of the average nuclear family. Servers glide from table to table as the lights of downtown Spokane come up just outside the second-story hall’s windows.