Improv comedians are a human breed originally formed from the tears of a vaudevillian and the psychoactive film on a tree frog's back. Breed your own comedy with today's deal: for $4, you get a ticket to see one of the Monkey Business Institute's improv comedy shows (an $8 value). Choose from one of the following four dates:
- Friday, July 2
- Friday, July 9
- Friday, July 16
- Friday, July 23
Madison's experiential comedy show takes place at the eastside Glass Nickel Pizza Company on Atwood Avenue and begins at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.). The Monkey Business Institute features no sets, props, or scripts, which allows the hilarious ensemble to craft improv hilarity off the spur of their cufflinks. With decades of improvisational cosmonaut experience and interactive audience participation, each show is distinct and spontaneous. This simian comedy collective features improvisers such as Matt Sloan and Aaron Yonda, who have received more than 70 million YouTube hits for viral video sensations such as "Chad Vader." Keep a third eye peeled for other local favorites Brad Knight, Jason Stephens, Sheila Robertson, and more.
Along with bargeloads of stomach-quaking laughter, the all-ages show provides Glass Nickel Pizza Company's full pizza and food menu with local variations, as well as quaffs of icy cold seasonal libations to cool off the laughter sweat. Whether you want to cheer up a somber friend, or simply hope to burn off some calories with a lol-based workout, the Monkey Business Institute is an entertainment emporium that will overflow your Friday night with chuckles, giggles, and full-blown guffaws.