Improvisation is well suited for certain activities, such as comedy or sports, but disastrous for others, such as landing an airplane or performing a kidney transplant while landing an airplane. Enjoy safe, healthy improvisation with today's Groupon: for $12, you get one ticket to Jest Serendipity Improv (a $29.95 value).
Now the longest running improv-comedy show in Las Vegas, Jest Serendipity stimulates its audience's humor sensors with an unconventional, team-oriented approach to performance. Originally conceived by founder and experienced improvisario Nicolas ["Kopy"](http://www.jestserendipity.com/Kopy.html ) Kopatich, the act encourages audience participation by pitting the performers against each other in a battle for applause and prune-flavored soda, with games and skits decided entirely by the viewers. The 30+ actors begin each show by meandering through the crowd to hawk oddities such as paper clips, bad advice, and elephant rides—the same way a ballpark peanut vendor would. This sets the sporting tone early, a theme Kopy continues by acting as the show's DJ and occasionally impartial referee. The act has no lulls in action and no intermissions, with the only break coming during a "7th inning stretch" when the referee engages the audience in an ad-hoc stand-up-comedy routine.
Jest Serendipity also operates the nonprofit High School Jesters Improv Comedy League, recently featured in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Rapidly growing in both its nonprofit, for-profit, and ostrich-smuggling ventures, the troupe has performed in multiple venues across Las Vegas and the Southwest. Check out the schedule for upcoming showtimes, before nabbing your Groupon and surprising yourself with your own well-timed spontaneity.