He who laughs last laughs best, unless he doesn't finish laughing before the funeral starts. Empty your chuckle reservoirs in an appropriate setting with today's Groupon: for $39, you get four 60-minute adult comedy classes from Kelly Lee Williams Comedy at S Lounge on Gambell Street (an $80 value). Classes run 7 p.m.–8 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday from Monday, April 4 until Wednesday, May 25. Students can choose any four nights to attend from the 16 class options.
As a veteran actor, comedian, radio personality, and crowd-revving member of the Chicago Bulls' IncrediBulls squad, Kelly Lee Williams schools guffaw-inducing hopefuls in the fine art of splitting sides and aggressively attacking funny bones. Each class ($20 each) teaches students how to build comic confidence, providing them with the courage to sling out jokes and entertain the audience. With credits including featured performer at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas and featured jester at Mikhail Gorbechev’s Comrade Comedy Club, Kelly Lee Williams can show aspiring Andrew Dice Clays how to work under pressure and delve into the anatomy of each joke.
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Growing up in Chicago Heights, Illinois, Kelly Lee Williams was more focused on crossing the finish line at high school track meets than crafting the perfect punch line. In fact, it wasn’t until he took the stage of a Chicago-area comedy club in 2001—after stints as a soldier, an IT worker, and a DJ—that Kelly truly immersed himself in the world of professional comedy. In the years since his life-changing career shift, Kelly has honed his comedic chops with performances for audiences from New York to Montego Bay, coaxing forth laughs with witty self-penned songs. His plunge into the entertainment business has taken him across the country and earned him diverse gigs that include serving as a member of the Chicago Bulls’ Incredibulls squad to gracing the big screen with a speaking role in the recently released Drew Barrymore film Big Miracle. After making the move north to Anchorage with his family and pet rubber chicken in 2008, Kelly branched out again, adding the role of teacher to his expanding arsenal of occupations.