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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    Escape from Death Row

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    You're on death row: You and your mates have found yourself in REAL jail cells. But I'm innocent, I swear! -- Hey, save it for that maker you're about to meet. Oh, b-t-dubs, you don't even get a last meal, because we're out of pork. Deal with it. Enjoy your last hour! Sheesh. So prison's tough, and you're starting to think it's not the life for you. Hey, it's never too late to start over. Well actually, you have exactly 60 minutes to start over, THEN it's too late. Hope you brought your "Get out of jail free"card! What would you actually do? Book this exciting escape room, set in a REAL jail cell (creepy!) to see if you're a survivor or a...die-er. :/ Will you make it? Can you save your cell mates? Be a hero. If nothing else, do it for the pork.
    Escape from Death Row

    7 Central St, Arlington

    • Use your wits to get out of this high-security puzzle room that takes place in an ACTUAL jail cell!
    • Find out if you have what it takes to break out of prison
    • Show off your problem solving skills, your attention to detail, and your quick wits
    • Invite a friend and work your way out as a team
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    9 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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    44 positive reviews
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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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    44 positive reviews
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    Little Italy Food Tour

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    On this walking tour, emphasis is always placed on fresh ingredients, not fancy décor, to ensure you enjoy the best-tasting foods in comfortable, authentic settings. Sample pizza from shops specializing in thin crust and Sicilian and refresh yourself with the Polcari family's famous lemon slush, all before ending on a sweet note with a world famous cannoli! Explore the North End's famous Hanover Street down through quaint side streets on your way to various family owned shops, all of which have been serving their own secret recipes for generations. Pass by the country's oldest continuously operated restaurant as well as a tavern that used to be frequented by Paul Revere -- and even get to eat some pizza right outside his home while hearing stories of puritans and patriots from your expert guide. What a perfect combination of food and facts!
    Little Italy Food Tour

    Hanover St & Union St, Boston

    • Experience the flavors and speciality food times of Boston's Little Italy
    • Visit authentic restaurants to sample secret family recipes preserved for generations
    • See the old hangouts of Paul Revere, including his home and favorite tavern
    • Indulge in a world famous cannoli to end your tour on a sweet note
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    9 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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    16 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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    7 positive reviews
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    Virtual Reality Gaming

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    So you love video games, but have you ever wondered what it'd be like to jump into one of your favorite games? At The Gaming Center, you can try on virtual reality headsets that'll change the world around you in an instant! With business-grade Internet and top-notch gaming computers, you'll be in gamer community heaven! Connect with other gamers and discover new video games that'll quickly make it to the top of your favorites list. From League of Legends to Call of Duty, there'll be a wide range of games to play.
    Virtual Reality Gaming

    396 Watertown St, Newton

    • Use top-notch gaming computers with business-grade Internet at The Gaming Center
    • Try on virtual reality headsets that'll change the world around you in an instant
    • Discover new video games or play age-old favorites
    • Meet the local gamers and connect with other passionate gamers
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    6 positive reviews
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    Beacon Hill Crime Tour

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    The swanky, gas-lit streets of Beacon Hill are among the most beautiful in all of Boston, but beneath the neighborhood's genteel veneer lies a sinister past. Join this walking tour to visit the infamous stomping grounds of the Boston Strangler, one of the city's most notorious serial killers, who terrorized its citizens during a gruesome 18 month killing spree. Step back in time to visit the crime scenes and meet the the victims, the madmen, and the detectives who hunted him down -- all while exploring the beautiful streets of Boston's Beacon Hill. Come relive some of the most terrifyingly captivating moments in the city's hidden dark history.
    Beacon Hill Crime Tour

    Park Street Station, Boston

    • Travel back in time to relive the darker moments of Beacon Hill's history
    • Visit significant locations from the Boston Strangler's infamous killing spree on a guided walk
    • Hear stories from your guide about the pursuit and eventual capture of this crazy killer
    • See the homes of various Strangler victims, and the jail where he would eventually end up
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    15 positive reviews
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    Tandem Hang-Gliding (weekend)

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    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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    13 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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    25 positive reviews

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