Top 7 Comedy Clubs In Boston
Boston has a thriving theatre and comedy scene. When visiting the city, dropping in on one of its many thriving comedy clubs is a must.
Today we’ve gathered a list of some of the best comedy clubs to be found in Boston.
ImprovBoston is a Boston staple, having been a mainstay of the Boston theatre arts scene for over five decades. It’s a nonprofit organization based out of a theatre in Central Square. They offer live shows five nights a week as well as a range of training programs in sketch writing, stand-up comedy, and improvisation.
Nick’s Comedy Stop
Having been in operation since 1977, Nick’s Comedy Stop is still going strong to this day. Many of their regular comedians have gone on to become household names both on a local stage and internationally. Their modern lineup includes both local and national comics, up-and-coming talent, and old favorites.
Comedy Connection at the Wilbur Theatre
While the Theatre District boasts plenty of venues that host comedy shows, the Wilbur Theatre is most definitely leading the pack when it comes to securing the best local, national, and international talent. They’ve hosted big names like Tracy Morgan, Paula Poundstone, and the Irish Comedy Tour.
Located in the Seaport District, Laugh Boston is another city comedy gem. They host both big-time comic writers as well as up-and-coming talent with recurring nights filling in the gaps. The venue has a full bar and also serves snacks, sandwiches, and desserts. If you want to drop in, be sure to check the schedule in advance – shows tend to vary throughout the week.
Housed in the North End, Improv Asylum is Laugh Boston’s smaller sibling. Aimed at incubating new talent, the space hosts classes for aspiring comedians along with corporate training programs and custom shows.
There’s typically a comedy show on every night of the week ranging from improv to sketch with a special midnight show scheduled every weekend for audiences who aren’t easily offended.
The Comedy Studio
The Comedy Studio moved from Harvard Square to Somerville’s Union Square four years back and it’s been going strong since. The venue is run by locals and really embodies the spirit of classic stand-up clubs and improv. They run live stand-up shows from Thursday to Saturday showcasing some of the best talents the country has to offer.
The Rockwell has gone through a few name changes, formerly known as Jimmy Tingle’s Off Broadway comedy club and The Davis Square Theatre. Today it’s one of the most diverse comedy clubs in Boston, hosting everything from skits, burlesque, stand-up, and even children’s shows. Not to be missed is the Shit-faced Shakespeare, which pays homage to the bard’s works with over-the-top toilet humor and innuendo.
Get the most out of your stay in Boston
Boston has a lot going for it, not least its diverse, talented comedy scene. Taking the time to catch a show at one of the comedy clubs on this list is a great way to discover local talent and really sink your teeth into Boston culture. Book your stay at Copley House today!