The 9 Best Comedy Clubs in Massachusetts!

Did you know that comedy greats Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien grew up in Massachusetts? If laughter is what you need, check out one of these comedy clubs in Massachusetts. You can’t hold them responsible when your sides ache from those belly laughs, however. And you never know when you’re watching a future celebrity either.

1. Dick Doherty’s Beantown Comedy, Boston and Worcester, MA

Laugh, eat and drink while enjoying comedy shows by seasoned professionals as well as Massachusetts locals at Dick Doherty’s Beantown Comedy. The pub food isn’t half bad and the shows provide some of the best stand-up around.

2. Nick’s Comedy Stop, Boston, MA

Staging laughs since the 1970s, Nick’s Comedy Stop is a Massachusetts staple for great shows. The club isn’t fancy, but the bar offerings are ample. Nick’s doesn’t serve food, so eat before the show. Call about renting the place out for a private comedy show.

3. Kowloon Komedy, Saugus, MA

In addition to serving up some of the best Chinese food around, Kowloon Komedy—better known as the Kowloon—serves up comedy, too. One look at the autographed photos on the wall tells guests they’re walking where some of today’s comedy greats once walked. Check out a comedy show and be sure to have dinner, as the food is truly sublime.

4. Cabot Comedy Club, Chicopee, MA

Featuring both local and nationally known comics, Cabot Comedy Club is the perfect place to go if you need or simply just want to laugh. Many of their comics have appeared on David Letterman’s late night show, “Last Comic Standing,” and more. Their showcases draw huge crowds.

5. Laugh Boston, Boston, MA

Featuring Massachusetts and national talent, Laugh Boston serves dinner, drinks and laughs. Even the cocktails have comedy-fueled names. Take part in their open mic night if you think you can make the crowd laugh!

6. ImprovBoston, Cambridge, MA

The Boston Globe calls ImprovBoston “Comedy Masters.” The club has won numerous awards. Their comics are often up-and-coming, and many have wound up performing on “America’s Got Talent,” “The Daily Show” and “Real Time with Bill Maher.” The comedy theater and school also offers classes in acting, comedy and improv—and they frequently host open mic night.

7. Improv Asylum, Boston, MA

Improv Asylum is known for its sketch comedy and comedy theater. Their troupe has performed on HBO and in other national formats. Contact them about classes and private events. Enjoy some cocktails and prepare to laugh at the weekly shows.

8. Lots of Laughs Comedy Lounge, North Andover, MA

Every weekend Lots of Laughs Comedy Lounge features their Best of Boston showcase. Order up some Asian cuisine and cocktails and prepare to live it up while laughing.

9. Giggles Comedy Club, Saugus, MA

Local comics and those who are up-and-coming on the national comedy scene are slated to appear at Giggles Comedy Club. For a small club, Giggles really puts on a pretty good show.

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