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Walk into La Comedie Odeon for an entertaining evening and you are certain to leave the place with your ribs hurting from an overdose of laughter. A lineup of comedians and comedy groups will tickle your funny bone with a number of hilarious jokes, comments, and stage performances. Prepare yourself for a laugh riot, as performers discuss and portray a number of serious issues in a light-hearted way. From stand-up comedy acts and improvised comedy to plays and the occasional musicals, there are a number of ways you can end up laughing and having a jolly time at this place.
Also known as the Minette Theatre, the Complexe de Rire (Laughter Complex) offers snacks during the shows in its two halls. It is authorized by the Lyonnaise du Rire, and animated laughter is always on the menu. The standard of the productions is high and the audience is normally tuned into the puns. The clientele can, at times, be a bit more down-at-heel, depending on the performers. There are also some delicious snacks available at Le Complexe du Rire.
Improvisation is one of the most challenging forms of theater and true to its name, Lyon's L'Improvidence is completely dedicated towards encouraging and nurturing it. L'Improvidence is very popular among locals as well as tourists for its versatile shows and talented performers. Comedians from across Europe have graced the stage at L'Improvidence; and the theater has served as an incubation center for these skilled artists. The setting of the theater is quite intimate, it can accommodate only 50 spectators at a time but the petite interior adds immeasurable to the place's charm. The theater also has a small bar where guests can enjoy a drink or two before or after a show.