What You'll Get
Improvisational comedy relies on sharp wits, quick tongues, and realistic-looking Martin Van Buren masks. Enjoy the spontaneous genius of people dressed like Old Kinderhook with today's Groupon: for $4, you get two tickets to the iO West Theater (up to a $20 value).
iO West Theater presents improv and sketch-comedy shows and, along with its comedy-sister, the iO Chicago Theater, has served as a training ground for some of America's best entertainers, including Tina Fey, Mike Myers, Chris Farley, and Eric Stonestreet. The theater's main stage (must be age 21+ to attend) features shows such as Top Story! Weekly, a 60-minute written show touching on America's newsliest items ($5 per ticket), and The Armando Show, 90 minutes worth of improv ripped from the monologue of a celebrity guest ($10 per ticket). There are also all-ages shows at Del Close Theater and The Loft. Across all stages, performers make up situations and details as they go along, and what hilarity emerges is a result of training, audience suggestion, and underlying psychological issues. Call ahead to reserve tickets to fill your empty soul with mirth.
- If you can tear yourself away from the gravitational pull of the bar, you can make your way to the cabaret-style theater. There, up-and-coming comedy performers are cutting their teeth and putting on one hell of a show. Although improvisation comedy is king at iO West, full sketch shows, musicals, or a bit of stand up also have a home here. One thing is for sure: at iO West, you will see the best of the best of L.A.'s comedy scene. – Jason Horton, MetroWize
- I HIGHLY recommend checking this place out - so many funny people, most of whom you'll recognize from tv and film, it's cheap as hell, and a good time for all. – Julia W., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 24, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Not valid with other offers. Reservation required; subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.