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 Groupon: 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).
Ventura Harbor Comedy Club’s owners are veteran jokesters, having summoned laughs on Comedy Central and in front of troops serving in Iraq. An array of chortle-hunters dots the club’s current schedule. Spend an evening with Jen Kober (Friday, July 8, at 8 p.m., or Saturday, July 9, at 7 or 9 p.m.), who has been called the 21st century's Lucille Ball and will share the stage both nights with Quinn Dahle, a funnyman who has worked with Drew Carey, Dana Carvey, Norm MacDonald, and Jon Lovitz. Ladies can enjoy a girls' night out on Thursday, July 21, featuring an all-female lineup of comediennes and free food. Unlike your 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. 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).
San Buenaventura (Ventura)
1559 Spinnaker Dr.
Ventura, California 93001