Laughter is yoga for the heart, and today's Groupon gets you a ticket to hilarious yogic bliss at National Comedy Theatre for $6 (a $12 value). Watch as NCT's talented players face off in a hilarious improvised competition at 9:45 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night. NCT's show is completely different each time and funny for all ages, so grab your 2.5 children and 8.7 grandnieces. You haven't had a family laugh this good since that time the dog fell down the stairs and was more-or-less fine.
Sidesplitting scenarios will have you doubled over as each comedy team participates in a variety of games inspired by audience suggestions and moderated by a referee. Decide the winning team based on which troupe best molded your ab-laugh-muscles into a perfect six-pack. There are no age restrictions at National Comedy Theatre, so everyone can laugh without spending money on babysitters. Your Groupon is good for a show on any Friday or Saturday night at 9:45 p.m. Reservations are required, so call ahead to reserve tickets.
- Here is the most important thing to know: we laughed and laughed and laughed. What a great way to spend an evening! – Judy Hedding, About.com
Eight Yelpers give the National Comedy Theatre 4.5 stars:
National Comedy Theatre
Voted the Best Local Performing Arts Troupe by readers of the East Valley Tribune in 2011, National Comedy Theatre’s ensemble of players concocts improvised situations at lightning-fast speeds, relying on audience participation and their own wits to elicit thunderous laughter and applause. After turning to their all-ages crowd for assistance in shaping games and scenarios, the cast employs knowledge gleaned from operating-room sketches to tickle ribs with anatomical exactitude. The show often favors spontaneity over prudence, with performers gleefully stepping into their roles as acrophobic skydiving champions or long-winded court stenographers. Audience members get to select the winning team at the conclusion of the show, and can learn the form themselves during improv classes.
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