Laughter is the best medicine and, like cookie dough, the second-best medicine, it immediately fills the void left by unanswered letters to the Pillsbury doughboy. Take in the healing power of laughter with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get two tickets to a Friday or Saturday show or four tickets to a Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday show at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club (up to a $60 value). Attendees must be 21 or older. Today’s deal is not valid for special events.
Owned by veteran jokesters Andy Fernandez and Randy Lubas, who’ve summoned laughs on Comedy Central and in front of troops serving in Iraq, Ventura Harbor Comedy Club teases giggles from gullets five nights a week. An array of chortle-hunters dots the club’s calendar and draws mustaches on the driver’s licenses of unsuspecting patrons. From Friday, September 30–Sunday, October 2, Lisa Landry, Us Weekly’s former comedy writer, will swathe the club in material from her Comedy Central special. On Friday, October 14 or Saturday, October 15, spend an evening with smart-aleck Harvard grad James P. Connolly, who’ll showcase a collection of antique corduroy elbow patches and jokes from his latest CD, The Master Plan . Ladies can enjoy a girls' night out on Thursday, October 20, which features an all-female lineup of comediennes and free food from Savory Cafe. Unlike an exclusive interview with a pet turtle, the club’s Thursday, October 27 TV taping hosted by comedian Brian Sheil will feature broadcast-ready jokes free of frightened retreats into protective shells. Seating in the theater is unassigned, and a two-beverage minimum allows patrons to quash thirst in both sides of their mouths ($4.75 for domestic beer, $6 for well drinks, and $5.75 for draft beer; cost not included in Groupon).