Best of Boston

Best Comedy Club

2017 Best Comedy Club

Improv Asylum

Boston
Standup can be hit-or-miss, but the format is often predictable. That’s why this high-flying improv-and-sketch-comedy troupe feels so refreshing—not even the performers know where their […] read more»
2016 Best Comedy Club

Laugh Boston

Boston
Overlook the corporate location at the Seaport’s Westin Boston Waterfront and instead enjoy the cleanliness and spaciousness (300 seats!), the roster (rising and acclaimed national […] read more»
2015 Best Comedy Club

The Wilbur Theatre

Boston
Big enough to command a prime Theater District spot but cozy enough to feel like an intimate club, the Wilbur has blossomed into Boston’s premier […] read more»
The Comedy Studio
2013 Best Comedy Club

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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] read more»
1984 Best Comedy Club

Stitches

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