This comic institution in Central Square has been a major player on the Boston theater arts scene since the early 1980s. Besides regular shows in its two performance spaces, this non-profit arts organization includes workshops, a national touring company, and ImprovBoston’s annual Comedy Festival (held every September). There are several shows most days including late shows (11:30 pm) with the raunchiest material, and family shows (4 pm), when kids under 12 are allowed. The smaller studio features experimental or developing artists. Beer, wine, snacks and soda are available.
Sometimes you just need a good laugh. How about hitting up a Boston comedy club? Some of America’s most popular contemporary comedians (Conan O’Brien, Denis Leary, Amy Poehler, Dane Cook) found their funnies in Greater Boston. Big names passing through town might stop at the Wilbur Theater or other venues, but it's easy to check out the up-and-coming scene at smaller comedy clubs or improv nights around town. Make a night of it with drinks at the best rooftop bars in Boston or set the mood with dinner at one of the most romantic restaurants in Boston.
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