Best of Boston

BEST Comedy Club

2017 BEST Comedy Club

Improv Asylum


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 next joke is coming from. Even better, Improv Asylum likes to mix up its formats,… read more»

2016 BEST Comedy Club

Laugh 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 acts), and a surprisingly delicious bar and cocktail menu, complete with a “Heckler” fishbowl to… read more»

2015 BEST Comedy Club

The Wilbur Theatre


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 place for biggish-name comedy. Recent headliners have included Amy Schumer, podcast pioneer Marc Maron, and… read more»

2012 BEST Comedy Club

The Comedy Studio


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


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


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


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

1990 BEST Comedy Club

Catch A Rising Star


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


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



Where stars are born. read more»