Comedy shows are the only escape most people have from their tedious day jobs of cleaning up thrown pies or repairing clown cars. See the funny side with this GrouponLive deal to see Comedy at the Mette at the Wilmette Theatre. Shows take place the second Saturday of each month. Headliners and comics change every month. For $18, you get a comedy-package for two (up to a $36 total value), which includes:
- General admission for two (up to a $24 value)
- Two drink tickets, good for beer or wine from the bar (a $12 value)
Working under the credo that standup should be anything intelligent, original, and out of the ordinary, Comedy at the Mette brings together some of the Windy City's best comics for a once-a-month evening of unchecked hilarity. On November 10, post-grunge acoustic rockers Lola Balatro take to the stage, bringing an infectious brand of comedic music whose hooks are “so dangerously catchy, you may wonder how you lived without them,” the Chicago Tribune reports. Two Second City alumni provide the lyrics to such hits as “Questionable Beef,” an emotional exhortation over the questions that arise from expired meat, and “Rock Star,” the self-indulgent rant of a rock god sung as a stadium-style anthem.
Renovated in 2006, the nearly century-old Wilmette Theatre entertains theatergoers with a rotating slate of current and classic offerings, including Hollywood blockbusters and niche art films. Cylindrical light from a whirring projector flickers across two auditoriums, where movie-going duos can snack on buttery tubs of popcorn while sipping a soda and whispering spoilers into the facility’s pristine Soundfold curtain. The Wilmette underwent a key renovation in 2006, fortifying the century-old venue’s commitment to quality art with fresh coats of paint, an overhauled concessions center, and screenings of feature-length still lifes.