Before laughter, diaphragms could only get exercise by initiating hiccups or by bench-pressing nearby lungs. Stretch your mirth-making muscles with today's Groupon: for $12, you get two general-admission tickets to any regular show Wednesday–Sunday at The Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena (up to a $35 value).
The Ice House Comedy Club hosts professional laugh makers in a casual, intimate setting. Dozens of famous funny people have cultivated chuckles on the club's stage—including David Letterman, George Carlin, and Ellen DeGeneres—throughout its half-century history. Upcoming entertainers include voice actor Scott Henry, television veteran Ralph Harris, and Mind of Mencia star Brad Williams. The small, personal atmosphere allows all viewers to be within seven rows of giggle gatherers, although Ice House recommends arriving 45 minutes early to prevent the first-come, first-served seats from developing abandonment issues. Although not included in this Groupon, Ice House also boasts a menu loaded with creative drinks, tasty snacks, and funnybone-repair kits.