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 $10, you get two tickets to the Garden Fresh Laugh Detroit Comedy Festival (a $20 value) at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle in Royal Oak. Choose from the following dates:
- Monday, March 28 at 8 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 29 at 8 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 30 at 8 p.m.
The fourth-annual Laugh Detroit Comedy Festival plays host to more than 60 comedians, showcasing verbal tomfoolery, hijinks, and shenanigans of all sorts. Each day, Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle packs the schedule with a guest host and 11 comedians, each of whom will attempt to finally settle the question of what, precisely, the deal is with airplane food.
On March 28, the frivolous festivities start with host Auggie Smith, a battle-hardened comedian who's appeared at the Rooftop Aspen Comedy Festival, and on Last Comic Standing, and Seriously You Guys, Whose Line Is It Right Now? On March 29, pay a visit to Brian McKim and Traci Skene, both of whom have earned their street cred performing in all 50 states and as semi-finalists on season seven of Last Comic Standing. Lastly, Karen Rontowski, a comedian and paranormal investigator whose credits include opening for Bob Hope, will regale chuckle-chasers on March 30 with her supernatural, upbeat brand of humor. Click through the festival's list of showcase entertainers to see short clips of each comedian.
More than 10 Yelpers give Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle a four-star average:
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