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BEST Comedy Club

2013 BEST Comedy Club
The Comedy Studio

The Comedy Studio

Cambridge

Few comedy clubs these days are actually dedicated to the craft—which makes this Harvard Square studio a rare gem. Not only does it fill seats six nights a week with a variety of acts, it also devotes time to nurturing… read more»

2012 BEST Comedy Club

The Comedy Studio

Cambridge

Located in the somewhat seedy attic of the Hong Kong, a Chinese restaurant, this Harvard Square club is deliciously low-tech. Yet it continues to be a pipeline to Hollywood for today’s comedy giants, and NBC talent scouts have been known… read more»

2011 BEST Comedy Club

Comedy Studio

Cambridge

A dim attic in a Chinese restaurant may not shout “big laughs inside,” but the Comedy Studio consistently delivers them. The room’s long communal tables—and an audience lubricated with potent scorpion bowls—provide a perfect setting for seasoned pros to test… read more»

2010 BEST Comedy Club

Mottley’s Comedy Club

Boston

Performing a set at a sweaty, cramped, underground club like Mottley’s is the embodiment of what comics call paying your dues. Owned, operated, and booked by two funnymen (and their business partner), Mottley’s is a proving ground for some of… read more»

1994 BEST Comedy Club

Comedy Connection

Boston

Big venue, big laughs, and the biggest names in comedy. read more»

1990 BEST Comedy Club

Catch A Rising Star

Cambridge

Contrary to what its name suggests, this little fun house on the Charles seems to attract the bigger names in comedy, and possesses especially good taste in women comics. read more»

1988 BEST Comedy Club

Catch a Rising Star

Cambridge

Grown-up humor for gown-ups by grown-up comics. Among them Steve Wright, Jerry Steinfeld, and Joy Behar. read more»

1986 BEST Comedy Club

Stitches

Boston

Where stars are born. read more»

1985 BEST Comedy Club

Stitches

Boston

Actually the front room of the Paradise, but run as a separate club. Solid and consistent lineups, and a fairly comfortable room, as comedy clubs go. read more»

1984 BEST Comedy Club

Stitches

Boston

Particularly when the Steve Sweeney-Kevin Meaney Show is playing. read more»