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 the World Series of Comedy at Flappers Comedy Club. For $18, you get two tickets for general admission (a $40 value). Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Choose from the following performances:
- Wednesday, March 13, at 8 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 13, at 10 p.m.
- Thursday, March 14, at 8 p.m.
- Thursday, March 14, at 10 p.m.<p>
World Series of Comedy
The World Series of Comedy pits standup headliners against one another as they compete for the opportunity to perform in Vegas. Eight cities across the United States and Canada send local favorites to their clubs’ respective microphones. If audiences like what they see, the joke-slingers move up in the tournament and eventually arrive to the final Sin City round. At Flappers Comedy Club, nine performers compete at each show on Wednesday, thinning out to the top six on Thursday at 8 p.m. and the top three on Thursday at 10 p.m. The contestants include:
Keon Polee (Wednesday, March 13, at 8 p.m.)
This veteran took home the first-place prizes at the 2011 Battle of the Bay, the 2012 Rooster T. Feathers comedy competition, and the 2012 Flappers Uncle Clyde’s comedy competition.
**[Bobby Tessel](https://www.facebook.com/BobbyTessel) (Wednesday, March 13, at 8 p.m.)**
A deadpan comic who has the rare distinction of having performed on both _The Late Show with David Letterman_ and _The Tonight Show with Jay Leno_. _Warning: contains sexual references and lessons about shadow puppetry_
####Flappers Comedy Club Dave Reinitz packed up all his belongings into a motor home, left New York, and began driving across the country because he was bored. When the engine finally blew, he was in Los Angeles, and decided that was where he would stay. As if by providence, Dave immediately took to his newfound city's comedy scene. Eventually, he partnered up with comedian Barbara Holliday for his life's next great adventure—Flappers Comedy Club. Today, Barbara, whose credits include Naked Gun 33 1/3 and Friends, co-manages the multipurpose club she owns with Dave. A breeding ground for new talent, the venue plays host to standup comics and variety acts, and gives up-and-comers a hand with comedy classes called Flappers University. Many local and rising comedians have tested their standup material at Flappers, and the stage has supported the seasoned weight of stars such as Dave Attell and Jason Alexander. Before, during, or after shows, patrons can fuel their giggle fits with grub from the club's onsite restaurant, including Cajun-spiced burgers, seared ahi, and brick-oven pizzas.
Goodnight's Comedy Club
Tiny combustions and the smell of butter emanate from Goodnight's Comedy Club's vintage popcorn maker as nationally touring standups such as Marc Maron and Ralphie May step up to the mic. With a brick wall behind them and a checkered floor below, these headliners spin their comic yarns as popcorn, Buffalo wings, and cocktails deftly land on tables. In addition to its cabaret menu of apps and drinks, the club is connected to two restaurants. Every month, the mostly private Grille at Goodnight's unveils a new menu of upscale American fare, from prime rib to lobster mac n cheese and pumpkin ravioli that turns into carriage ravioli at midnight. The Old Bar Restaurant and Bar resides underneath Goodnight's, treating diners to more casual fare in the form of burgers and Tex-Mex platters.