Laughter is the best medicine, though it tends to be the worst legal defense. Salute the healing art of comedy with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a general admission, upper balcony ticket to Variety Magazine's Power of Comedy cancer research benefit at Club Nokia on December 4 (a $70.05 value).
Variety's inaugural Power of Comedy event will honor comedian Russell Brand with an award for his contributions toward women’s cancer research and provide laugh track courtesy of Hollywood's comedy heavyweights. The warmth you'll feel from the upper balcony can only be attributed to poorly timed spontaneous combustion or the side-splitting laughter induced by host Justin Long. The evening will also feature the comedic voodoo of Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, Bob Saget, B.J. Novak, Donald Glover, Brandon T. Jackson, Nick Kroll, Matt Lucas, Patton Oswalt, Garry Shandling, and Rebel Wilson. As sequin-studded spotlights shine down on Brand’s achievement, know that you, too, deserve a 10-minute bout of applause. Ticket proceeds go to benefit the Noreen Fraser Foundation, which funds women’s cancer research and the Men for Women Now awareness program.
More than 160 Yelpers give Variety's Power of Comedy venue, Club Nokia, a 3.5-star average: