Metaphors for laughter are often surprisingly violent, from busting a gut to splitting your sides to tumbling down the jagged face of Joke Mountain. Break a funny bone with this GrouponLive deal to see a standup-comedy show at Zanies Comedy Club in Rosemont. For $20, you get two general-admission tickets to any show (a $40 value).
A go-to standup-comedy destination, Zanies Comedy Club boasts a roster of both renowned and burgeoning comics that take over its stage throughout the year. During the Rosemont grand-opening celebration on July 6 and 7, a trio known as the Chicago All-Stars—Larry Reeb, Dobie Maxwell, and Pat McGann—christen the new space with their sardonic observations and politically incorrect witticisms. Baron Vaughn (July 18–19), recognizable from his role as Leo on USA's Fairly Legal, has graced the stages of Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Comedy Central, where he energetically blazed through anecdotes on the origins of state names and how all newscasters sound the same no matter what country they're in. Check the calendar for a complete listing of shows.
Zanies Comedy Club
Zanies Comedy Club presents established comics in Chicago, St. Charles, and Rosemont. Since opening in 1978, Zanies has been providing audiences with top-tier talent including, Dave Chappelle, Jerry Seinfeld, and Chelsea Handler. The comedy institution brings in crowds nightly for shows across three Chicagoland locations.