Has the world got you hiding under the covers? Turn off the news and turn up the laughs. Now, more than ever we need a little comic relief. I have long been a fan of going to see live comics. It’s really the best night out with friends. Grab some food, raise a glass and chuckle the night away. Check out these 8 comedy clubs in Boston to get your laugh on.

There was a time that Boston had a booming comedy seen. The Comedy Connection at Faneuil Hall was a favorite for many years before it sold. There was Duck Soup in the theatre district, and countless other spots to see the talented artists who bring tears to our eyes. Tears of laughter, of course. Well, it certainly seems as though the comedy scene around here is back and booming.

Laughter Is An Instant Vacation

Comedic legend Milton Berle said “laughter is an instant vacation.” No doubt about it, laughter is good for the soul. Don’t you love it when you have been laughing and smiling so much your cheeks hurt? It turns out laughter really is the best medicine. According to the world renowned Mayo Clinic, it has benefits long beyond the short-term. And the benefits are both physical and mental. From muscle relaxation to stress relief, organ stimulation to improving our immune system, laughing is no joke. It has serious advantages to your overall health.

So where to get your laugh on. There are quite a few spots in and around Boston. And actually, you’ll many venues throughout New England. But here are a few of my favorite spots to catch stand-up comedy and improvisational comedy. When visitors ask me what to do in Boston, I generally point them in the direction of a comedy show. Leave them laughing, that’s what I say. Thanks to Time Out Boston for the inspiration to share some “laughable” spots. Check Out These 7 Comedy Clubs In Boston To Get Your Laugh On


  • 1. Comedy Connection At The Wilbur Theater

    246 Tremont St, Boston

    After the Comedy Connection at Faneuil Hall closed, the Wilbur picked up their bookings. In 2008 the Comedy Connection moved the Wilbur Theater in Boston’s theater district. The 1914 Federal style theatre is big, but not too big to feel the intimacy of a stand up show. And they get some of the biggest names in comedy. For example, Pete Davidson and Dane Cook are both on the books for next month.


    The Wilbur, a entertainment venue in Boston hosting weekly events. Calendar, Upcoming Events, Contact Information, Parking and Directions available.


  • 2. Laugh Boston

    425 Summer Street, Boston at the Westin Boston Seaport Hotel 

    Unlike the set up of the Wilbur, which is a true theater, Laugh Boston is set up, inside the Westin, to feel more like a comedy club. It has food and a full bar with wait service for each table. You can see some big names in stand-up, comic writers and new comedians. There are plenty of SNL alums featured too.  Like all the places listed here, it’s best to get your tickets in advance, because they fill up fast. 

    Laugh Boston | Come laugh with us!

    5000 square feet of event space steps away from Westin Waterfront and Boston Convention & Exhibition Center featuring today's best comics.

  • 3. The Comedy Studio

    70 Union Square, Somerville

    The Comedy Studio is on the move again. It was originally in Harvard Square, moved to Somerville’s Union Square and will soon be open in Harvard Square once again! Follow their social media to keep up with updates. Shows will be added soon! The Comedy Studio is a locally run group that mixes classic improv with stand-up and features new talent and veterans. Late Night with Conan O’Brien’s producer Frank Smiley called it “The Greatest Comedy Club on Earth.”


  • 4. Improv Asylum

    216 Hanover St. Boston (North End)

    It’s really a perfect place to see a show. In the heart of the North End is a small “basement” club with sketch comedy and improvisational comedy. You really get bang for your buck at Improv Asylum, especially considering your extensive dining options before or after a show. You can chose to be a part of the show, or stay quiet. They will ask for participants. I love this place.



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  • 5. Nick's Comedy Stop

    100 Warrenton St. Boston 

    Described as a “no-frills theater with a full bar” Nick’s has been entertaining comedy fans since 1977!  You can always count on a good time at Nick’s. I mean, there is a reason it’s been around forever! 

    Nick's Comedy Stop | Boston's Comedy Institution

    Since 1977, Nick's is the club where Boston stops for comedy. The best local and national comics, old favorites, new up and coming talent.

  • 6. The Rozzie Square Theatre

    5 Basile St #2501, Roslindale

    They serve up plenty of laughs at the Rozzie Square Theater. Located in the heart of Roslindale, you can take an improv class here or catch a stand-up show. According to their website, the theater was born in May of 2018. CSz Boston and Riot Improv came together and a baby was born…The Rozze Square Theater. “The theater is the only brick-and-mortar comedy club in Boston owned by a Woman and Asian American.”

    In May 2018, CSz Boston and Riot Improv collaborated to open The Rozzie Square Theater, rooting Roslindale as the officialThe theater is the only brick-and-mortar comedy club in Boston owned by a Woman and Asian American.


    Live Comedy. Improv Classes. Private events. Boston's Home for Comedy. Home to ComedySportz in New England; featuring local and national talent.

  • 7. Giggles Comedy Club

    517 Broadway, Saugus

    The house that Lenny Clark built is still standing tall and packing them in for 35 years. You’ll find it right there on Route 1 inside a North Shore icon, Prince’s Pizzeria. You can’t miss the leaning tower of Pisa replica outside! They draw a great collection of local and national talent. The giggles are plentiful.


    Giggles Events | Prince Pizzeria

    Long-running, family-owned pizzeria & restaurant serving hearty, family-style Italian classics.

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