He who laughs last laughs best, unless he doesn't finish laughing before the funeral starts. Empty your chuckle reservoirs in an appropriate setting with today's Groupon: for $15, you get four tickets to see a night of standup comedy at Tacoma Comedy Club in downtown Tacoma (up to a $60 value for weekend shows). Showtimes include 8 p.m. on Thursdays, and 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The club is open on Wednesday nights for open-mic night, but cover is already free.
Tacoma Comedy Club welcomes talented local and national yuk peddlers to its stage Wednesday–Saturday nights. A peek at its calendar reveals a host of rotating acts, including seasoned salty vets and guffaw-inducing up-and-comers. Drop in October 20–22 and check out Reno 911 star and voiceover artist Carlos Alazraqui as he shares mirthful stories of his days as a panelist on Face the Nation. Former professional boxer Joey Medina jabs audiences with cranium-rattling jokes on August 26–27, and Mike Merryfield graces the stage on September 2–3 with the easygoing style and quick wit that helped him land a performance at the prestigious HBO Comedy Festival as one of the "Lucky 21." Unlike many comedy clubs and small-claims-court hearings, Tacoma Comedy Club does not have a drink minimum.