What You'll Get
Without improvisation, first dates would be awkward affairs, most awards shows would be dull to watch, and no one would be able to tell blues songs apart. Luckily, we live in a world of improv, and today's Groupon harnesses its power to drill comedy from the complicated depths of modern life. For $8, you get four tickets (a $20 value) to watch See You Thursday perform at Pull the String Productions, located in Wild Goose Creative on Summit Street. This Groupon is good for performances between April and August, which take place at 8 p.m. A full schedule of performance dates for Groupons can be found here. Reservations are required.
See You Thursday is a winsome Chicago-style troupe of quick-witted improv artists highly experienced at taking the squishy gray clay of the everyday and whittling it into hilarious pieces of glazed and kilned laughter-vases. Over the course of an hour, SYT will perform a wide array of characters subject to audience-suggested themes without a single page of script paper, as everything said and done is an invention of the moment thanks to off-the-cuff comedic wizardry from fast minds and a shared telepathic improvisational energy shared between all of the company members.
Improv comedy is a game-changing departure from the formulaic confines of studio sitcoms and family puppet theatre, teaching audiences valuable lessons in spur-of-the-moment thinking and acting for when tenuous situations strike. With your four tickets to See You Thursday, you'll be free to go solo, bring a merry-minded date, or train three friends to react to comedic stimuli with belly laughs rather than enraged swearing jags.
Clemencia Marshall at UWeekly writes of a performance of Squishy, a former incarnation of See You Thursday:
- Your sides are aching, tears are streaming down your face and you are out of breath. If you laugh any harder you are probably going to wet yourself. Sperm whale and cricket comments fly out at random from the stage and you are wondering if you will have a headache from all of the laughing. All in all, though, there is nothing like a good sketch comedy show.
Joan Benson of Metromix goes on to say:
- Think of improvisational comedy as concentrated funny. In other words, think of it as obscure ideas spurring on sharp-witted comedians to think in the moment and make audiences laugh.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. May purchase multiple. Reservation required. Must be at least 18 years or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.