Jesters were usually the wisest members of royal courts, because of the extra brains stored in their three-pronged hats. Let a modern jokester share some of his brains with you with this GrouponLive deal to Wits End Comedy Club in Westminster. For $10, you get general admission for two to any regularly scheduled show, plus two tickets to any future show (a $48 value). There is a two-item minimum purchase during performances: drinks, food, and merchandise count toward the total.
Co-founded more than 20 years ago by Carol McKelvey—wife of acclaimed comedian George McKelvey—and managed by a team of fresh new faces, Wits End Comedy Club serves as a meeting place for Denver-area laugh lovers. Local and touring comedians drop in via parachutes Thursday–Saturday, wowing patrons with sidesplitting standup and expertly stuck landings, and a frequently updated calendar keeps showgoers abreast of future performances. James Ervin Berry (May 3–5) coats his raunchy riffs in easygoing charm as he explores his romantic successes and failures through his signature, laid-back wit. Rollicking hypnotist Don Barnhart (May 10–12) completely immerses audiences in his comedy routine, sinking intrepid volunteers into hypnotic states before orchestrating zany situations with impish suggestions. Mark Poolos (May 17–19), star of the independent film Attack of the Killer Snow Cone Zombies, reflects on the world's absurdities with a bemused cynicism, offering up observational humor interspersed with self-deprecating cracks.
During the show, guests can munch on appetizers such as beer-battered onion rings ($5.75) and cheesy spinach-and-artichoke dip ($8), or they can sip an ale ($4.50+) from the bar to fulfill their two-purchase requirement (drinks not included with this Groupon).