Laughing is an activity that's most enjoyable when done with other people, much like eating an entire box of cereal or playing leapfrog. Get some group giggles with today's Groupon: for $5, you get one ticket to Straight Up Stand Up every Thursday night at 8 p.m. at Zinc Bar in the West Village (a $10 value).
The art deco-flavored dark wood at Zinc Bar swaddles sippers in retrospective warmth as native New Yorker Jordon Ferber hosts an hour of stand-up gut busters, before a jazz set takes the stage. Each week, a rotating roster of chuckle chuckers amuses audiences and gladdens grumps with their jocular jargon. Guests can view upcoming lineups, as well as a list of what each comedian ate that day, on Straight Up Stand Up's Facebook page. Seating for shows is first come, first served.