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 Groupon.
- $150 for a one-month improv-class pass, good for an unlimited number of classes (a $300 value)
Classes meet Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Gilbert, Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Scottsdale, Saturday at 3 p.m. in Glendale, and Sunday at 3 p.m. in Chandler. After attending four classes, students can perform in the 30-minute monthly student showcase.
Improv Classes with Dave Thurston
Like a young pilgrim climbing a mountain to seek the wisdom of a wizened sage, Dave Thurston made a trek many years ago to the heart of improv comedy: Chicago. There, he studied with Second City, the Annoyance Theatre, and iO, and met such comedic greats as Tim Meadows, Martin Short, and Catherine O'Hara. Now, returned from this metaphorical mountaintop, Dave produces more than 250 shows a year at his network of Outliars Comedy Clubs, and shares his more than 14 years of experience with classes of hopeful improvisers.