Being hit with a comedy club doesn't hurt, but it does amuse slapstick-loving cavemen. Run a gauntlet of guffaws with today’s Groupon: for $22, you get two tickets to any regular show (up to a $30 value) and two drinks (up to a $14 value) at the Comedy Connection in East Providence (up to a $44 total value).
Voted 2010’s best comedy club by readers of the Providence Phoenix, the Comedy Connection tickles ribs with a full calendar of laugh-inducing acts. On June 24 and 25, frolic in droplets of improvised wisdom sprung from the cerebral matter of Jim McCue, who has appeared on Comedy Central, NBC's Last Comic Standing, and the fever dreams of several SNL cast members. Alternately, absorb brand-new bon mots at Sunday-night showcases of up-and-coming comics, or stay late and snack on underripe apples at the Hardcore Comedy show, which takes place most Fridays at 10:30 p.m. Pair your chuckles with your choice of two drinks ranging from domestic and import beers (up to a $4 value) to a Jack and Coke (a $7 value) or specialty cocktails such as the caramel-apple martini (a $7 value).
"Comedy Connection," wrote the Providence Phoenix, "is our Comedy Central." The winner of the paper's "Best Comedy Club" award for five years running, Comedy Connection lives up to its accolades by populating its stage with a slew of up-and-coming and established comedians. Throughout shows, bartenders sling domestic and imported brews while mixing both basic drinks with Jack Daniels and dessert substitutes, such as s'mores and caramel-apple martinis. Aside from regular standup sets, Comedy Connection’s fundraising program helps members of the community host charitable events that benefit non-profit organizations, youth sports teams, and families in need.
39 Warren Ave.
East Providence, Rhode Island 02914