There’s no shortage of places to go for a good laugh after a long, full day exploring the city. Here are Boston’s most popular go-to comedy clubs. Please note that while some of these venues offer family events, shows are mainly for the 18+ crowd.
The Improper Bostonian named Laugh Boston the city’s best comedy club in 2015. With a venue that seats 250, Laugh Boston hosts premier comedians like Heather McDonald and Steve Byrne. The menu features ultimate comfort food, including queso fries, chicken wings and ice cream sundaes.
425 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210
A Boston-area comedy staple for three decades, ImprovBoston hosts classes and shows in Cambridge. Shows run Thursday through Sunday, with different types of programs each night. Wednesday evenings feature “The Harold,” a type of long-form comedy. The Battle Royale—a competition of Boston’s best in comedy—takes place every Saturday night. See information on tickets and showtimes here.
40 Prospect St, Cambridge, MA 02139
THE COMEDY STUDIO
This Harvard Square spot is located on the third floor of the Hong Kong restaurant. The Comedy Studio offers a variety of entertainment, from Mystery Lounge on Tuesday evenings—the oldest running magic show in Boston—to their Sunday Funnies production. Check out their full schedule here. Closed Mondays.
1238 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Improv Asylum makes its home in the North End, right near Faneuil Hall. They’ve got shows each night of the week, with many different themes and are self-described as “Whose Line is it Anyway? meets Saturday Night Live!” It’s also less than a ten minute walk from the Boxer Hotel.
216 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113
DICK DOHERTY’S COMEDY CLUB
Located in the basement of Howl at the Moon in the Financial District, Dick Doherty’s has been around for over two decades. Enjoy appetizers and drinks during the shows, which feature both rising stars and comedy veterans. For tickets and showtimes, click here.
184 High St, Boston, MA 02110