Although laughter is highly contagious, it is not generally considered lethal unless it takes place in front of an angry motorcycle gang. Quarantine your chuckle fever with today's Groupon: for $5, you get one ticket for a comedy show at La Nuit Comedy Theater on Freret Street (up to a $15 value). Choose from the following shows and times:
- SnackTime, Thursday, February 3, 9–10 p.m.
- Fear and Loathing, Friday, February 4, 8:30–9:30 p.m.
- Gods Been Drinking, Friday, February 4, 10–11 p.m.
- Based on Real Life, Saturday, February 5, 8:30–9:30 p.m.
- Doublewide Lust, Saturday, February 5, 10–11 p.m.
- SnackTime, Thursday, February 10, 9–10 p.m.
- Fear and Loathing, Friday, February 11, 8:30–9:30 p.m.
- Gods Been Drinking, Friday, February 11, 10–11 p.m.
- Based on Real Life, Saturday, February 12, 8:30–9:30 p.m.
- Doublewide Lust, Saturday, February 12, 10–11 p.m.
- New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival, Wednesday, February 16, 7:30–9:30 p.m.
- New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival, Wednesday, February 16, 10 p.m.–midnight
- New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival, Thursday, February 17, 7:30–9:30 p.m.
- New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival, Thursday, February 17, 10 p.m.–midnight
- SnackTime, Thursday, February 24, 9–10 p.m.
- SnackTime, Friday, February 25, 9–10 p.m.
- Based on Real Life, Saturday, February 26, 8:30–9:30 p.m.
- Doublewide Lust, Saturday, February 26, 10–11 p.m.
La Nuit Comedy Theater hosts a bounty of talented performers bent on drawing side-splitting laughs via a variety of comedic shows. The comedians in SnackTime garner grown-up guffaws with an improvisational show that twists audience suggestions into hilariously shocking humor. Fill up funny bags on Friday nights with Fear and Loathing, a sketch revue show awash with dysfunctional relationships, zombies, vampires, and other beloved children’s characters, or watch as the longest-running long-form improv team in New Orleans, Gods Been Drinking, spins a single audience suggestion into a one-hour one-act play with recurring characters, themes, and absurd antics. On Saturdays, Based on Real Life takes the stage with a long-form improv show that weaves audience suggestions into scenes reenacted from a fictional life before Doublewide Lust tickles ribs with the tale of a chuckle-worthy family cohabitating in a doublewide trailer.
La Nuit will be hosting the 2011 New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival, featuring more than 20 performers from all walks of comedy. While today’s Groupon is not valid for the Friday, February 18 shows, it will allow guests to unleash their laugh cannons during the Wednesday, February 16 or Thursday, February 17 shows.
- La Nuit Comedy Theater boasts bright colors outside and colorful characters inside. – Kyla Boutte, Gambit Weekly
La Nuit Comedy Theater
To learn a new style, take in a performance, apply to a festival, or learn how to pitch one's work, a comic need only spend some time at La Nuit Comedy Theater. La Nuit not only houses a ComedySportz training center and troupe, but runs its own, unaffiliated conservatory, whose curriculum includes improv and writing. The laughter hub's blog tracks the shows that cycle past the stage's chalkboard wall, along with the workshops, open mic nights, and festivals that help launch NOLA comics toward their goals. Two full-service bars and private comedy shows help make events–from birthdays to bachelor parties to Flat Earth Society meetings–more memorable.