Wait! When’s the Last Time You Went to a Comedy Show in Boston?
Comedy Clubs in Boston
…and Upcoming Shows, Too!
Even though we’re sharing comedy clubs in Boston, the phrase comedy clubs is a loose one.
Yes, there are dedicated comedy venues, like Nick’s Comedy Stop and Laugh Boston. But, Prince Restaurant regularly hosts Giggles Comedy, The Comedy Studio performs at Vera’s, and Bill’s Bar and Lounge is well known for its comedy nights.
You can scroll down for plenty of comedy venues in Boston and links to upcoming performances. Our list also includes free shows courtesy of Beacon Hill Pub and King’s Dining and Entertainment.
So, whether you want to spend $75 a ticket to see a comic like Amy Schumer or prefer a more budget-friendly alternative, there’s nothing to stop you from laughing!
Boston Comedy Calendar
Step Inside a Few Boston Comedy Clubs
Nick’s Comedy Stop
This is one of the longest-running comedy clubs in Boston (35+ years!), so you know Nick’s Comedy Stop is doing something right.
Nick’s is located on Warrenton Street and is the place to go when you’re looking for a more traditional show with local and national comics taking the stage on the weekend. But, unlike many clubs, it’s an 18 and older spot with no drink minimum, and tickets are pretty darn affordable – in the $20 range.
If you’ve never been to a comedy club, buy your tickets online, grab some friends, and give it a go. You probably won’t find many of the big names at Nick’s, but you’ll be on the ground floor of the up and comers. It’s one of the best escapes from a long work week. You’ll have an hour or two escape from thinking about spreadsheets, Facebook, or your to-do list – guaranteed!
Another “Traditional” Boston Comedy Club Alternative
You’ll have a similar experience at Laugh Boston in the Westin Waterfront. It’s a 16 and over venue.
Rather than a Boston comedy club, Comedy Connection shows are more like comics in a theater – the Wilbur Theater, to be precise.
Depending on the event, you’ll pay double, triple, or even quadruple what Nick charges. But Comedy Connection performers are a bit more well-known. Think headliners like Chris Tucker, Maria Bamford, Tracy Morgan, Rob Schneider, Sinbad, and Amy Schumer.
It’s reserved seating at Comedy Connection shows. So, the sooner you decide on a date, the better, as The Wilbur is different from an intimate club setting, and you could end up pretty far back. You can even pay for your parking ahead of time.
The Comedy Studio
Somerville-based The Comedy Studio was named “Best of Boston, Best Comedy Club” by Boston Magazine three times in a row. It’s plenty of laughs in a more intimate environment and one of the most affordable and fun nights out you can have in Boston, with tickets in the $10 range.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday shows feature an expansive line-up of four or more of the best local and national comics, including three in residence.
Shows are 21+ and are held at Vera’s – 70 Union Square, and you can buy tickets in advance.
Comedy Clubs in Boston
|Beacon Hill Pub - Free Sunday shows||149 Charles St.||https://www.thebeaconhillpub.com|
|Bill's Bar and Lounge - comedy nights||5 Lansdowne Street||https://www.billsbarboston.com|
|Comedy Connection||at The Wilbur Theater||https://comedyconnection.net|
|Four Handed Illusions - Magic and Comedy||The Hampshire House - 84 Beacon St,Library Room - The Hampshire House||https://www.fourhandedillusions.com|
|Giggles Comedy at Prince Restaurant||517 Broadway - Saugus||https://www.princerestaurant.com/giggles-events|
|Improv Asylum||216 Hanover St||https://www.improvasylum.com|
|King's Dining & Entertainment - Free||50 Dalton Street||https://www.kings-de.com/store-locator|
|Laugh Boston||425 Summer St||https://laughboston.com|
|Mendoza Line Comedy at Dugout Caf||722 Commonwealth Ave.||https://thefenway.com/events/mendoza-line-comedy-show|
|Moo Comedy Show at Mooyah||140 Tremont Street||https://mooyah.com|
|Mystery Cafe Dinner Theater - mystery & comedy||161 Devonshire Street||https://mysterycafe.com|
|Nick's Comedy Stop||100 Warrenton St||https://nickscomedystop.com|
|The Comedy Studio||70 Union Square - Somerville||https://www.thecomedystudio.com|
|The Wilbur Theater||246 Tremont St||https://thewilbur.com|
Did we leave your club or troupe off the list? Send us the info and we’ll be sure to add it.
8 Reasons Why You Should Visit a Boston Comedy Club Now
- A Great Way to Relieve Stress
- Ideal Place for a First (or 40th) Date
- Affordable Night Out
- Laughter is the Best Medicine
- You Can Catch Up-and-Coming Comics Before They Make it Big (and Charge More!)
- Fun Alternative to a Group Happy Hour
- Many Clubs Offer Dinner and a Show
- It’s Probably Been a Long Time Since You’ve Been to One
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Frequently Asked Questions
It’s challenging to choose just one, as there are quite a few comedy clubs and comedy shows throughout the city. Two of the more traditional Boston comedy clubs include Nick’s Comedy Stop and Laugh Boston. Some of the bigger headliners are at the Comedy Connection at the Wilbur Theater.
No. While some Boston venues like The Comedy Studio are 21 and over, Nick’s Comedy Stop is 18+, and Laugh Boston opens its doors to 16 and older.
We think a good comedy show is a must every now and then. So, here at OTL City Guides, we’ve devoted an entire page to comedy in Boston. You’ll find upcoming comedy shows and links to buy tickets and a complete list of comedy clubs, including non-traditional ones, in Boston, Massachusetts.
Yes. We’ll let you in on two secrets to claiming free comedy tickets. The first is to be a seat filler in Boston through OTL Seat Fillers. For less than the price of one movie ticket each month, you can reserve free pairs of tickets to live entertainment. The other route to free admission is through the many free comedy shows in Boston. A few are hosted at Beacon Hill Pub and King’s Dining and Entertainment.