Switch up your typical date night and indulge in some live entertainment. From off-the-beaten path clubs to mainstream venues, here are a few of the best comedy spots in Boston.

Improv Asylum

This improv comedy theater is a local favorite. Often compared to shows like Whose Line is it Anyway, the act features audience participation and off-the-cuff acts from established comedians. At the show, grab a beer and a seat in the intimate auditorium for a performance that reinvents itself every day.

216 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02113

The Wilbur

Located downtown in the flashy Theater District, the Wilbur hosts big name music and comedy acts. The more famous personalities who come visit Boston tend to perform here for its big stage and it’s storied 100+ year history. Upcoming acts include: Kevin James, Jim Gaffigan, the TV show Last Comic Standing, and future host of the Daily Show Trevor Noah.

246 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116

The Comedy Studio

Located on top of the Hong Kong Restaurant in Harvard Square, the Comedy Studio is largely touted as the city’s best spot for up-and-coming comics. An intimate atmosphere with open mics and scorpion bowls, it’s a great place to stop by when exploring Cambridge.

Floor 4
1238 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

Laugh Boston

Known for Boston Accents, a weekly, locally-inspired comedy show, Laugh Boston has garnered a reputation for hosting knee-slapping acts since opening in 2013. Located in the scenic and trendy Seaport District, the club is the perfect spot to swing by after indulging in some of the city’s iconic clam chowda and lobster rolls.

425 Summer St
Boston, MA 02210

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