Hidden away beneath the Blue Man Group’s home in the main Charles Playhouse, the award-winning Shear Madness show, which opened in 1980, is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest-running play in the USA. The comedic fun is set in a hairdressing salon, hence the title, and the story unfolds as a mystery whodunit. The show is interactive: after a murder is committed, the audience has the opportunity to find the clues, question the suspects, and solve the mystery. However, this is improv comedy theater and spontaneity keeps the mystery going, ensuring that the story, and the protagonist, changes with every performance.
In addition to the best comedy clubs in Boston, the Hub’s underground and alternative comedy spots have something for everyone who wants to laugh. Check out an open mic night, catch illusionists who don't take themselves too seriously, or see a comedy whodunit that is recognized in the Guinness Book of Records as being the longest running play in the USA, ever. To complete an evening of fun, add in dinner at one of the best restaurants in Boston, late night drinks in the city’s best dive bars, or a visit to the city’s buzziest culinary hub, Time Out Market Boston.
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