Although it’s been ostracized by the five traditional senses, the sense of humor is the only thing that enables human beings to detect a rubber chicken creeping up from behind. Stay on guard with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get two admissions to any regular comedy show at The Vent Comedy Club (a $20 value).
Audiences settle into seats fixed around The Vent Comedy Club's intimate stage, upon which comics strive to elicit laughs with talents that have been showcased on HBO, Comedy Central, and Last Comic Standing. Professional gut busters take to the stage every Friday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. to spin eccentric worldviews and roust guffaws from audiences much the same way that hunters roust Care Bears from cotton-candy bushes. These general-admission shows have featured such comics as Los Angeles' Felipe Esparza and Steve Trevino and New York's Chris Mata—both capable of satisfying audiences of all ages with narrative curios and witty repartees. The Vent Comedy Club hosts its performances within Gators, a bar and grill with a menu populated by an array of sandwiches, salads, and a full bar that dispenses drinks to thirsty patrons as they feast on jokes while seated at one of the club's many tables.