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 Groupon: for $15, you get two tickets to a Friday or Saturday show or four tickets to a Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday show at Ventura Harbor Comedy Club (up to a $60 value). Attendees must be 21 or older. This deal is not valid for special events.
Owned by veteran jokesters Andy Fernandez and Randy Lubas, who’ve performed on Comedy Central and in front of troops serving in Iraq, Ventura Harbor Comedy Club teases giggles from gullets five nights a week at its scenic bayside home. The club’s calendar showcases an array of nationally known comics, who stop by to dish out quips and draw mustaches on the driver’s licenses of unsuspecting patrons.
On May 10, LOGO TV comedienne Jennie McNulty hosts Rainbow Comedy Night for LGBT-friendly laughs. On May 17, a girls' night out features an all-female lineup of comics and free cuisine from Savory Cafe. May 13's special Mother’s Day show stars author and standup Stephanie Blum, whose wry observations of baby-mama drama have been seen on HBO and CMT, and in the pages of Child and Parents.
The club’s Thursday May 24 TV taping, hosted by comedian Brian Sheil, will feature broadcast-ready jokes free of frightened retreats into protective shells. On May 25–27, Mike Pace and Dana Eagle double-team funny bones with mischievous, relatable humor seen on HBO and The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. 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 this Groupon).