Both laughter and tears can be cathartic, but only laughter is OK in front of your dog. Laugh until you cry with this GrouponLive deal to see a live taping of Who’s Laughing Now, raising funds for the USO of Indiana at Pershing Auditorium in the Indiana War Memorial Museum on Wednesday, May 16, at 5:30 p.m. For $25, you get two general-admission tickets (a $50 value, including all fees), which include the following:
- Appetizers and nonalcoholic drinks at 5:30 p.m.
- Live music at 6 p.m.
- Taping of comedy show at 7:30 p.m.
- Admission to the after-party at The Gaslight Inn<p>
The fourth-season premiere of Comcast’s televised comedy event, Who’s Laughing Now, lassos 10 nationally touring comics and some of Indianapolis’s finest restaurants and musicians for an evening of unfettered laughs benefiting the troops. Though the onstage hilarity doesn’t begin until 7:30 p.m., revelers can prepare their palates for PG-rated zingers at the preshow party with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, nonalcoholic drinks, and live tunes. The night’s parade of funny people gets underway with Louisville native and horseracing enthusiast Mark Klein, whose routines often discuss his unconditional love for bourbon, and seasoned humorist Barb Neligan, who has yet to win a Pulitzer but is pretty sure she was close after her in-depth analysis of celebrity misfortunes. Later, Donna Carter delivers folksy musings from her new album, Fat Girls Don’t Wrinkle, and Ray Price enchants the audience with the chuckle-mancy he learned as the funniest wizard of his Dungeons and Dragons group. Once the guffaws have died down to echoing titters, The Gaslight Inn invites attendees to soak up even more live music at an after-party.