Boston is a great town for comedy. Some of today’s most famous comedians – Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Louis C.K., and many more – all have Boston roots. Boston is a snarky town with a cunning sense of humor that is the perfect complement to the high level of education that Boston is famous for. See what all the fuss is about by heading to one of these five comedy spots in the Boston area and check out the latest up-and-comers on the comedy scene!
216 Hanover St.
Boston, MA 02113
The Improv Asylum in Boston’s North End is a great spot to catch a comedy show. Improv is a troupe of standup comedians that work together and play off each other to bring you in-the-moment hilarity. What makes it so fun is that the performers often draw inspiration from the audience. The comedians at Improv Asylum are incredibly talented and can whip up hilarious skits, monologues, and even new renditions of pop songs totally in the moment. They typically perform 2-3 times per night, so there is always a time that works for your schedule. It is the perfect activity for after a great Italian meal in the North End!
425 Summer St.
Boston, MA 02210
Laugh Boston is one of the city’s newer comedy clubs. Located in the trendy Fort Point District, Laugh Boston has become a favorite stop for those heading to dinner or that work in the area. The venue has both traditional stand up comedy shows and improv performances along with a great schedule of upcoming acts. Laugh Boston is actually a “sister” venue to Improv Asylum, so you know they’ll bring in talented, hilarious performers night after night.
40 Prospect St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
Improv Boston in Cambridge is a self proclaimed “bare bones” theater that really supports up-and-coming performers by providing classes, workshops, discussion boards, and more. So if you’re ready to support some of the newest artists in town, head to Cambridge to check them out. Improv Boston has both stand up and improv shows, both of which are guaranteed to leave you in stitches.
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The Wilbur Theater
246 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116
The Wilbur Theater is where the bigger names in comedy often come to perform. See your favorites from television in real life at this famous venue! The theater is old – built in 1914 – and has wonderful sense of glamour about it. But don’t be fooled – once the lights go down, its time for some raunchy 2015-style humor. Some of the upcoming comedy shows include Tom Segura, Frank Santos Jr., Lavell Crawford, and Michael Blackson. Keep an eye on their website in order to get information on other upcoming shows.
Dick Doherty’s Beantown Comedy Den
184 High St.
Boston, MA 02110
This club is one of the oldest in town. Run for more than 26 years, Dick’s has two locations, one in Boston’s Financial District beneath Howl at the Moon and another in Worcester. They provide a variety of comedic fun, including some big name performances, improv shows, and weekly open mic nights. They also have the capacity to do private parties and corporate shows, which is a great alternative to the traditional work happy hour or holiday party.
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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.