Laughter is the best medicine and, like cookie dough, the second-best medicine, it immediately fills the void left by unanswered letters to the Pillsbury doughboy. Take in the healing power of laughter with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get two tickets to a Friday or Saturday show or four tickets to a Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday show at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club (up to a $60 value).
Owned by veteran jokesters who’ve summoned laughs on Comedy Central and in front of troops serving in Iraq, Ventura Harbor Comedy Club teases giggles from gullets five nights a week. An array of chortle-hunters dots the club’s current schedule. Unlike an exclusive interview with a pet turtle, the club’s Thursday, July 28 TV taping hosted by comedian Brian Sheil will feature broadcast-ready jokes free of frightened retreats into protective shells. On Friday, August 5 or Saturday, August 6, spend an evening with Mike E. Winfield, who appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and enamored Mounties with his comprehensive knowledge of Canadian slapstick on Showtime’s Comics Without Borders. Ladies can enjoy a girls' night out on Thursday, August 18, which features an all-female lineup of comediennes and free food. Seating in the theater is unassigned, and a two-beverage minimum allows patrons to quash thirst in both sides of their mouths ($4.75 for domestic beer, $6 for well drinks, and $5.75 for draft beer; cost not included in Groupon).