One of 16th-century Italy's most popular forms of entertainment was stand-up commedia dell'arte where masked performers would pantomime observational bits on Machiavellian politics and the deal with airplane food. Enjoy modern merriment with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two tickets to any 10:30 p.m. Saturday show at the MinneHAHA Comedy Club in Shakopee (a $20 value).
MinneHAHA gives Minneapolis up-close access to the best local and nationally touring comedians, many of who have appeared on The King of Queens, Showtime, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and Last Comic Standing. The laughs are plentiful, while the comedic tone is classy and—unlike shows performed at nursing homes—refreshingly free of lazy vulgarity. Upcoming shows will feature the wry observations of impressionist John Bush on May 14, and the Vegas-style antics of the Midnight Swinger on June 4. Regardless of the show guests will be sure to enjoy a night of jocular good times not involving Internet videos of dogs wearing sunglasses on surfboards.
While not included in today’s Groupon, visitors can supplement the belly-jostling laughter with belly-pleasing beverages from Dangerfields. Check the calendar for full details before calling to reserve a seat.