What You'll Get
Laughter is the best medicine, though it tends to be the worst legal defense. Salute the healing art of standup with today's Groupon to Morty's Comedy Joint on East 96th Street. Choose between two options:
- For $12, you get four tickets to any show (up to a $60 value).
- For $99, you get eight weeks of comedy classes, held from 1 p.m.–4 p.m. on Sundays from June 12 through July 31 (a $299 value).
After years of rounding up professional comedians from across the country to solicit laughs in their classy comedy club, Morty’s Comedy Joint unleashes the jokesters during a variety of uproariously funny shows. Guffaw along with Donnell Rawlings, who cohosted the third season of Chappelle's Show or Costaki Economopolous, writer of the Bob & Tom Radio Show's weekly Economonologue. Although not included in today's Groupon, guests can silence stodgy tummy grumbles with Morty's bar-style menu and lubricate chuckle tubes with various microbeers ($4.75 a bottle), a glass of merlot ($5.50), or a signature Morty’s Madness cocktail ($12.99). Because the shows are popular and seating is first come, first served, Morty’s Comedy Joint recommends that guests show up 30 minutes before showtime.
Morty's Comedy Joint's comic owners Chris Bowers and Steve Hofstetter also share the secrets gleaned from their time on the circuit during eight weeks of comprehensive comedy classes. Each week’s different theme sends aspiring comedians off to explore new comedy terrain with small bands of like-minded confederates. Comfort on Stage helps conquer stage fright through group booing exercises and meditations on the sound of no hands clapping. Unplanned Set & Crowd Work equips jokesters with techniques for disarming hecklers, winging through impromptu performances and negotiating with clown hostage-takers. Weekly celebrity speakers such as Family Ties' Marc "Skippy" Price and Trial by Laughter's Mike Baldwin bare all in Q&A sessions. Burgeoning comedians graduate with new confidence and sharpened material, spotlighting freshly honed skills during a Saturday night showcase astride Morty's stage.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts for comedy classes option. Limit 3 per person for tickets option. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Nontransferable. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.