Though it is no longer legal to behead unfunny jesters, substandard comedians are still pelted with produce or forced to burp and cradle a fussy Carlos Mencia. Stay funny with today's Groupon to the Manhattan Comedy School. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a stand-up comedy workshop at Manhattan Comedy School at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 30 (a $59 value).
- For $25, you get a stand-up comedy workshop at Manhattan Comedy School at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 (a $59 value).
The Manhattan Comedy School's elite instructors have worked with such behemoths of the humor world as Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, and David Letterman. This 90-minute workshop introduces nascent entertainers to the basics of stand-up comedy, including key principles, joke writing, and airline-food observation fundamentals. The course, which has been endorsed by bigwigs of witticism including Lewis Black and Jim Gaffigan, also covers techniques for pitching your act and getting onstage in New York. Session speakers, subject to change, are slated to include Chuck Nice, who has appeared on the Today Show and Morning Joe; Cory Kahaney, who has appeared on HBO and Late Show with David Letterman; Harrison Greenbaum, one of Comedy Central’s 2010 Comics to Watch; and Karen Bergreen, a published author who has appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. Speakers may be subject to change.