Laughter is the best medicine, but dangerous side effects such as spontaneous knee-slapping keep it from being available without a prescription. Treat yourself to a dose of hilarity with today's GrouponLive deal: for $22, you get outdoor reserved pavilion seating to see Demetri Martin perform at the Meadow Brook Music Festival in Rochester Hills on Saturday, July 16, at 8 p.m. (a $34.50 value before fees, or up to a $45.05 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). Tickets will be available for pickup at will call, and seats will be assigned on a first-purchased, first-served basis.
Emmy-nominated Demetri Martin, voted one of the 25 funniest people in America by Entertainment Weekly, tickles brainwaves with deadpan witticisms and distills oddball humor from mundane words and situations. A reserved outdoor pavilion seat gives eyeballs, eardrums, and eavesdropping birds full exposure to the one-man show, unimpeded by mountainous lawn-chair pileups or un-navigable fields of beach blankets. Armed with an oversized drawing pad and a heap of musical instruments, Martin waxes philosophical about sleazifying innocuous sentences by adding "ladies" to the end, croons facetious ballads, and illustrates absurd charts as if giving a PowerPoint presentation to Marcel Duchamp. In addition to manning his Comedy Central show, Important Things with Demetri Martin, the former law student wrote for Late Night with Conan O'Brien and delivered the "Trendspotting" portion of Emmy and Peabody Award–winning The Daily Show.