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Turn that frown upside down! A comedy club is a perfect place to spice up an otherwise average night. Boston and the surrounding suburbs are home to some of the best comedians and thus, some of the best improv in the country.
Improv Asylum
216 Hanover St.
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 263-6887
www.improvasylum.com

Boston’s North End is home to the most popular comedy club in the city. Improv Asylum offers nightly shows – often two or more shows on weekends. The later shows are raunchier, where the earlier shows are a bit more family friendly. Improv Asylum is a great, affordable date night activity or a fun thing to do with friends from out of town. Its location next to some of the best Italian restaurants around make dinner and a show the perfect evening. Plus, Improv Asylum often offers deals and sales on its shows, so keep an eye out for discounted tickets.

Laugh Boston
425 Summer St.
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 725-2844
www.laughboston.com

Laugh Boston is a relatively new comedy club in Boston’s thriving Fort Point neighborhood. Bostonians and tourists alike are raving about the amazingly funny shows they have seen so far at Laugh Boston. The venue is located in the Westin Waterfront Hotel which is great for people visiting Boston in bad weather or those trying to save on cab fares. Laugh Boston is also close to some great nightlife, which makes it a perfect stop for bachelor or bachelorette parties.
Giggles Comedy Club
517 Broadway
Saugus, MA 01906
(781) 233-9950
www.gigglescomedy.com

No need to head all the way to Boston to get good comedy. Residents of suburbs can treat themselves to a few laughs by visiting the Giggles Comedy Club on Route 1 Northbound in Saugus. Giggles is located in the Prince Pizzeria Restaurant, which can be seen from afar due to its amazing replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa on top of the building. The restaurant hosts improv shows every Friday and Saturday night.

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Nick’s Comedy Stop
100 Warrenton St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 830-2551
www.nickscomedystop.com

True comedy fans will absolutely love Nick’s Comedy Stop in Boston’s Theater District. This is a classic spot with a “no-frills” bar, making it an ideal setting for a super low-key date or for genuine comedy fans. Nick’s is also one of Boston’s oldest comedy clubs, open continuously since 1977. The bar is also very budget-friendly.

The Comedy Studio
Floor 4, 1238 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 661-6507
www.thecomedystudio.com

Across the Charles River, Bostonians can find more comedy in Harvard Square. The fourth floor of the famous Honk Kong Restaurant is transformed into a fabulous comedy club six nights a week. Patrons can avoid elbowing Harvard students for the best seats by calling ahead to reserve VIP seating. When the show is over, dance the night away on the third floor of the restaurant or sit down for a snack on the first floor. Regardless of what floor you end up on, you’re sure to have a blast at the Hong Kong. All comedy shows start at 8 p.m. and are open for seating at 7:30 p.m. If want to eat beforehand, plan your dinner accordingly.

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Cameron Bruns is the founder of BostonGreenBlog.com and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston’s North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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