If you’re looking for a distraction from your crazy work week or a fun, family-friendly Friday night, comedy is the route to take. Boston offers a large variety of “laugh-out-loud-funny” establishments, from improv comedy clubs to hilarious restaurants, these places will guarantee you a night that’s far from dull.
Address: 216 Hanover St., Boston, MA 02113
This improv comedy club has been described as a cross between Whose Line is it Anyway? and Saturday Night Live!. Not only does the Improv Asylum offer comedy shows every week, but they also host unique corporate training events, improv classes and corporate shows. These performances are also very interactive. If you’re looking to contribute ideas to the show and take part in the ridiculousness happening onstage, this place perfect for you. The comedy club markets its show as “the funniest show you’ll ever be a part of!”
Address: 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
This “stand-up sister” to Improv Asylum is a comedy theater that opened in 2013 and has been providing top of the line stand-up comedy to Boston since. Laugh Boston offers stand-up shows every Wednesday through Saturday night, as well as national acts. The theater also features a full bar and quick-serve menu so you can enjoy a drink or snack during the performances. Group and private bookings are available.
Dick’s Last Resort
Address: Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, S Market St, Boston, MA 02109
If you’re looking for prompt service, a friendly waiting staff and a quiet environment, you should steer clear of Dick’s Last Resort. This restaurant will provide you with a unique dining experience filled with a rude waiting staff, unconventionally named meals, and offensive paper hats. With the goal of acting rudely toward the customers (all in good fun, of course), this unique dining experience is guaranteed to provide laughs.
Blue Man Group
Address: 74 Warrenton St, Boston, MA 02116
The Blue Man Group experience is an innovative performance that combines comedy with music, technology, and blue-painted men. This family-friendly show has been described as energetic, innovative, and hilarious and is truly the only one of its kind. Discounted prices are available for groups of 15 or group, as well as for “mini groups” of 8-14. “Meet and greet” passes can be purchased as well.
The Wilbur Theatre
Address: 246 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
The Wilbur Theatre is the place to go if you’re looking to watch your favorite big-named comedian perform. The theater was built in 1914 and has hosted performances by some of the top names in comedy since. Some of its upcoming shows include Sara Silverman, Louie Anderson and Sommore. Just steps away from the Boston Common, the theatre is surrounded by great dining establishments to grab a bite to eat before the show.