Comedy has come a long way since Trog the Cavemedian and his side-splitting "murder the audience" act. See the progress for yourself with today's Groupon: $5 gets you admission to an improv show by comedy troupe Something Dada (a $10 value). There's nothing funny about free parking, but you get that, too.
Voted a Fox8.com Top 5 Best Live Comedy selection for the past three years, Something Dada will entertain even the bleakest of patrons. As Cleveland's longest-running improv group, it makes sense that the cast is composed of true-blooded Clevelanders. The troupe is well-trained in lampooning and mockery, with both styles prominently featured in its head-spinningly fast improv show. Your attention-deficient friends will appreciate that no two shows are ever the same, and your loud friends who always have awesome ideas will love how much audience involvement is not only encouraged, it's enforced by an audience-participation bouncer.
Something Dada performs in the Tower Press Building at 1900 Superior Avenue. If you listen past the hearty laughter of the audience, you'll hear the ghosts of the Tower Press's textile-factory workers giggling faintly just four octaves below the frequency of human laughter.
Something Dada shows are on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
CityVoter named Something Dada one of the best places to see live comedy in the Cleveland area, and Metromix listed it as a Metromix Pick. Citysearchers give the improv troupe a near-perfect 4.5 stars:
- Despite a small audience, the group performed with high energy, bringing laughs every minute. – creativemama2, Citysearch
- Rather than the same old same old, these guys go out on a limb every weekend, taking nothing but audience suggestions and crafting funny from it. Without a net, they seem to land on their feet, or your funny bone, every time. – Hagesfeld, CityVoter
- Genuinely hilarious--a Cleveland treasure. – Stephanie C., CityVoter