5 Hilariously Awesome Date Ideas

August 10, 2016

Charlie Chaplin once said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

We’d like to revise that to say that a date without laughter is indeed a date wasted. But what if you and your date aren’t in the mood for a good ol’ rom com? You, my friends, are in luck.

There are a ton of great live comedy shows near you! And they’ll be sure to leave you both having a great time. Below, we’ve handpicked some of the best.

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    Sunset Harbor Cruise

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    Treat yourself and someone special to a relaxing, romantic sunset cruise. Take in Boston's skyline as the sun slowly sets and turns brilliantly orange or red. As you cruise further throughout the Boston Harbor, you'll pass by historical and cultural points of interest, such as Fort Independence, Tobin Bridge, the U.S.S. Constitution, the Old North Church, and North End. Enjoy views of Boston on the open back deck or in the shade at midship. The boat features wraparound seating and a crowd-free environment, so you're ensured a great, comfortable view. On top of all that, you'll be provided complimentary soft drinks, water and light music to set a relaxing mood -- but feel free to bring your own picnic on board and purchase drinks from the cash bar!
    Sunset Harbor Cruise

    60 Rowes Wharf, Boston

    • Enjoy a romantic sunset cruise on a classic 1920s style yacht
    • View Boston's city skyline, Fort Independence and other historical points of interest
    • Experience the romantic side of Boston with a scenic and relaxing tour
    • Bring a picnic and enjoy complimentary soft drinks on board
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    26 positive reviews
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    Sunset Sail

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    The maritime world of Boston has many great stories to offer, and on this classic sail through the Boston Harbor, as the Sun dips below the horizon, you'll get to see and hear it all. Experience the sights of the Boston Fish Pier, The Moakley Federal Courthouse at Fan Pier, Castle Island, the Donald McKay monument, the Charleston Navy Yard, and much more, on a sail aboard the Adirondack III, a classic 80 foot pilot schooner. Experience Boston like never before, on a schooner, a drink in hand, and a knowledgeable captain and crew to ask about all the stories behind some of Boston's most unforgettable sights.
    Sunset Sail

    60 Rowes Wharf, Boston

    • Enjoy the historic scenery of the Boston Harbor aboard a classic 80 foot pilot schooner
    • Experience a beautiful Boston Harbor sunset on the water
    • Ask your knowledgeable staff and crew anything you'd like to know about the sights
    • Enjoy the ride, see the sights and have a drink onboard
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    26 positive reviews
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    Glassblowing Workshop

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    Does your life need a bit more heat and creativity? Of course it does. Get your creative start now by working with molten glass, an ancient process still used today. During this one-hour workshop, you'll make a pumpkin, paperweight, or an ornament. Pick your favorite colors and a professional instructor will help you do the rest. You will have something of your own making to take home! You craftsy creator, you!
    Glassblowing Workshop

    416 Lenox St, Norwood

    • Work with molten glass to create a pumpkin, paperweight, or ornament
    • Color your glass-blown piece of art
    • Express your creativity through the ancient process of glass blowing
    • Enjoy meeting other craftsmen in the making!
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    6 positive reviews
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    Learn to Shoot

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    It's a jungle out there, and you never know when basic handgun training could come in hand. This shooting lesson will serve to better acquaint yourself with handguns and their features as you learn safe weapons handling and fundamental shooting skills. Learn the information needed to handle handguns and similar weapons while developing marksmanship skills in an environment that considers safety paramount to effective training. With expert supervision, improve upon your shooting stance, grip, sight alignment, trigger squeeze, and breathing control to feel confident wielding a firearm. Come along and show off your best shot!
    Learn to Shoot

    151 Bow Street, Everett

    • Learn the basics of firearm handling, shooting, and storage from a trained professional
    • Gain a thorough introduction to safe usage and ownership of a firearm in the home
    • Improve upon your shooting stance, grip, sight alignment, trigger squeeze, and breathing control
    • Develop marksmanship skills in an environment that considers safety paramount to effective training
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    3 positive reviews
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    The Dinner Detective

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    Colonel Mustard, in the billiards room, with the revolver? Come experience the largest Interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show in the United States! During this show, voted Best Dinner Show in Los Angeles and Denver for 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, you will become part of a cast of professional actors and guests like yourself trying to solve a murder case that took place that very night. The catch? You don't get to know who is who. Is that friendly family from Wyoming really a group of improv actors there to lead you astray, or are they on your side trying to catch the killer? Did the butler really do it? Become part of intriguing scenarios, challenging mysteries and true-to-life dialogue from the moment you walk through the doors to ensure a night you'll never forget! Oh, and don't forget about your included chicken, fish, or vegetarian dinner! Yum! Note: This show includes dinner. Please specify either chicken, steak, or vegetarian as your dinner choice in the "Special Requests" section when placing your booking. If you are planning on joining a group that has already purchased tickets, please include your party's name in the "Special Requests" box as well.
    The Dinner Detective

    30 Washington St, Somerville

    • Experience the largest Interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show in the United States
    • Try to discern between fellow detectives and professional actors trying to lead you astray
    • Use your cunning and wits to explore intriguing scenarios and successfully solve the crime
    • Transport into another world as you enjoy a delicious chicken, fish, or vegetarian dinner
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    3 positive reviews
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    Fused Jewelry Class (1 Hour)

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    Experience glass on a personal scale. Create a fused-glass piece for you to wear and show-off. During this exciting one-hour jewelry workshop you'll make your very own unique piece of jewelry. You will have the choice of making a pendant, earring set, or ring. Customize your masterpiece with your own hand-selected silver findings and glass colors. You'll use the silver backings and hardware to mount your beautiful fused glass centerpiece. Add to your jewelry box and neckline in this fashionable class!
    Fused Jewelry Class (1 Hour)

    416 Lenox St, Norwood

    • Create a unique piece of jewelry, such as a pendant, earrings, or a ring
    • Use silver backings and hardware to mount your unique fused-glass piece
    • Show-off your creativity and add something beautiful and unique to your wardrobe
    • Enjoy meeting other craftsmen in the making
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    6 positive reviews
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    South End Chocolate Walking Tour

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    This area is home to elegant Victorian bow front houses, many dating back to the 1800s. Come learn the ins and outs of one of Boston's most under'explored neighborhoods and find out where they hide their chocolate! Some of the tour destinations, and treats you might experience include:
    • Featured stop: David's Teas, a new South End hot spot
    • Bakeries and restaurants owned by celebrity chefs
    • A selection of gluten-free and kosher truffles
    • An adult beverage made exclusively for tour participants
    • Several cool and refreshing treats
    • Cupcakes!
    You'll pick up yummy samples as you go, plus tips on tasting, buying and storing fine chocolate.
    South End Chocolate Walking Tour

    1638 Washington St, Boston

    • Learn the ins and outs of Boston's South End, while pleasing your sweet tooth
    • Visit the best chocolate shops in this Boston neighborhood
    • Discover unique chocolate destinations to satisfy your every chocolatey desire
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    5 positive reviews
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    The Gas! Comedy Show

    Looking for a comedy show that's going to make you laugh, cry, and keep you on the edge of your seat? Come along for the ride and see great comedians show their best... all for the purpose of your laughter, love, and affection. Whether it's a seasoned professional or a fresh face, you can expect exciting and hilarious material that will have you in tears with laughter. It's a great way to spice up your Friday evening after a long week at work. Put a little humor in your night out!
    The Gas! Comedy Show

    1222 Commonwealth Ave, Boston

    • Come watch as Anderson Comedy presents some of the best stand up comedy from Boston and beyond
    • Get ready for laughs at a stand up comedy show that goes the extra mile for your humor
    • See a comedian get into his or her flow and knock you dead with laughter
    • Add a Friday night out to punctuate a long work week with a night of humor
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    Tandem Hang-Gliding (weekend)

    Take in the breathtaking sights of Connecticut River Valley's rolling hills from a bird's eye view on this hang gliding adventure! This tandem flight, which reaches altitudes of 2000 ft, will let you cruise over beautiful New Hampshire land that must have been cosmically designed for hang gliding and paragliding for about 15 minutes of weightless wonder. As safety always comes first, enjoy a brief lesson prior to your flight to learn the ins and outs of the art of hang gliding. The property's gently elevating slope makes it an ideal training ground for beginners, so bring your whole family down for a day or airborne fun!
    Tandem Hang-Gliding (weekend)

    357 Morningside Ln, Charlestown

    • Cruise over beautiful New Hampshire land on this tandem hang gliding adventure
    • Take in the breathtaking sights of Connecticut River Valley's rolling hills from a bird's eye view
    • Enjoy about 15 minutes of weightless wonder during your journey
    • Participate in a brief safety lesson prior to your flight to learn the ins and outs of hang gliding
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    Martha's Vineyard Day Trip

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    Martha's Vineyard has always been the quintessential destination for those wanting to experience the New England feel. This trip starts out in Boston where you are driven straight to the Island Queen ferry dock. After your ferry ride to Martha's Vineyard you will enjoy the sights and history of this New England favorite during a three-hour island tour. Once you complete your tour, you'll have three hours to do some exploring of your own. The day culminates with you returning to where you started to board your return ferry back to Boston. Come explore this beautiful island with none of the stress of planning how to get there! Come take in the beautiful sights on a breezy day during this day-long excursion.
    Martha's Vineyard Day Trip

    The Steamship Authority, Woods Hole

    • Enjoy a full day trip to Martha's Vineyard with all round-trip travelling plans included
    • Take a complete island tour and be enthralled by the unforgettable coastline
    • Experience plenty of shopping and other forms of recreation for a fun, enjoyable day
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    4 positive reviews

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