Early philosophers often engaged in debates concerning the nature of humour, posing each other enigmatic questions beginning with "What's the deal with" and ending with "Am I right?" Indulge in classic rhetoric with today's Groupon: for $19, you get two tickets to Yuk Yuk's Standup Comedy Club in Century Casino Edmonton (up to a $38 value). Admission to Thursday Amateur Night is normally $5.75.
As one of the world's largest chains of stand-up comedy clubs, Yuk Yuk's cripples audiences with side-splitting laughter cramps at giggle factories across the country. Patrons can set their smile lines at the Edmonton location while showing off gilded molars or savouring the uncensored performances on Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., when amateur jokesters tickle the stage with their burgeoning humour or in-case-of-emergency feather. Yuk Yuk's features and promotes Canadian comedians such as upcoming performers Lori Ferguson-Ford (June 10–11) and Damonde Tschritter (July 15–16), an energetic storyteller whose tear-jerking skills won him first place at the renowned Seattle International Comedy Competition.
Like Oxford's astrology department, this illustrious cabaret has an impressive alumni list, including Jim Carrey, Norm Macdonald, and Howie Mandel. During the 90-minute performances, guests can fuel their chuckle engines with a drink from the full bar or nourish their overburdened bellies with an invigorating snack. Yuk Yuk's supports its community with a weekly fundraising program that helps support charities, nonprofit organizations, sports teams, and whoopee-cushion daycares.