This comic institution based in Central Square has been a major player on the Boston theater arts scene since the early 1980s. While the pandemic has made some serious changes to their on-stage offerings, regular shows can be experienced at the Rockwell Theater in Davis Square (with a full bar). This non-profit arts organization still offers workshops, a national touring company, and classes.
The comedy club scene is no laughing matter around town. There are several places to achieve full-on side stitch status with jokes from funny men and women at Boston area comedy clubs. Some of America’s most beloved comedians of today (think Conan O’Brien, Denis Leary, Amy Poehler, Lenny Clarke) launched their smile-inducing careers here, so despite our rough exterior, we’re clearly a city quick to laugh. Whether it’s go-with-the-flow improv or rehearsed routines, venues of all sizes cater to big senses of humor. Get ready for the giggles 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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