Improv comedy shows, unlike criminal court proceedings and open-heart surgeries, encourage people in the room to shout out suggestions. Explore the extemporaneous with today's Groupon: for $16, you get two priority tickets, two soft drinks, and two snacks at Just The Funny Theater (up to a $32 value).
The prolific performers at Just The Funny put on parodies, audience-influenced improv, and musical mirth that fills its packed spaces with laughing stitches. The comedy house's schedule is stuffed with Friday and Saturday shows that feature sharp comics and lightning-witted improv troupes eager to get the audience in on the act. Enrollees in the Witness Protection Program should pull out their best adhesive mustache, since performers frequently pluck a face from the crowd and bring it into the limelight. Show highlights also include crowd-pleasing bouts from Whose Line is it Anyway and improv in the style of the comedy-soaked city of Chicago. Just the Funny aims to delight every sense, with priority seats close enough to smell the laugher and your choice of popcorn, chips, or candy to replenish muscles depleted by laughter spasms.
Just The Funny Theater
Founded in 1999, Just The Funny Theater hosts a rotating roster of improv and sketch teams, and also opens its stage to standup comedians. The theater’s comedic cast members have numerous credits from local theater productions. Just The Funny also offers classes in the improvisational arts and sketch writing, during which instructors dispense the comedic skills they’ve learned from their own training with such groups as The Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade, and The Groundlings.