From the outside the place looked a bit sketchy but once you got up the stairs into the lounge it was fine. Most importantly, the comedians were HILARIOUS! I've been to many comedy clubs and I've never laughed so hard. The club is small which gives for a great intimate setting where comedians can really play off the audience and they do. It's awesome. I'm going again next time I'm in NYC.
I enjoyed the show, there was a good amount of act's with their own style of funny. The crowd was a little sensitive, so please dont go expecting PG-13...its raunchy n some of them got awkward too but that made it more hilarious.
My only complaint is the two drink maximum...why? because although I spent 10 dollars for two tickets (deal..yes), I ended up spending 50 dollars on four drinks...=/
Laid-back atmosphere with people who are looking for a good laugh. Each comedian brought something different to the table with their individual styles, yet each one made me laugh and smile. I would definitely go back and bring more friends!
Great comedians. While they tell you that there is a 2 drink minimum, I just wish they were more upfront about the fact that those 2 drinks are 26 dollars and they make you order both upfront (so you can't change your order if your first $13 drink was terrible like mine).
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What You'll Get
Live theater tends to be more thrilling than film, largely due to the heightened odds of seeing someone flub a line or deliver a stirring monologue while sitting in your lap. Vicariously live the free-wheeling thespian life with today's Groupon: for $39, you get two adult tickets to Sex on the Beach or Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale and two drinks from the theater's bar at Roy Arias Studios & Theatres on West 43rd Street (up to a $115 value). Performances of Sex on the Beach take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and continue through August 26. Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale runs until August 16, Mondays and Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Sex on the Beach stars Roy Arias in a one-man comedy about the Caribbean sex industry. The 65-minute show introduces theatergoers to the lives of a hustler, a Cuban escort, and a transvestite as each character comes to terms with a colorful past and faces an uncertain future. Alternately, Jaylene Clark’s _Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale_—fresh from its grand premiere—fuses dialogue, poetry, song, and dance to investigate Harlem’s evolving culture and explore the effects of socioeconomic change through the interwoven stories of three women. Close friendships between the cast members and director inform the lively, uninhibited performance, which aims to revitalize Harlem and reconcile past and present.
The intimate theater situates spectators near the onstage action and provides clear views of Arias handily juggling the portrayals of different genders, backgrounds, and law-school affiliations. Beer, wine, and mixed drinks are available for purchase at Roy Arias Studios & Theatres’ fully stocked bar and can be enjoyed during the show ($5+).
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 26, 2011. Amount paid never expires.Redeem starting 7/19. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Roy Arias Studios & Theatres. Must provide first and last name at checkout. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together.Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
"Sex on the Beach" or "Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale" at Roy Arias Studios & Theatres
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