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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    Wine Tasting and Tour

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    What better way to spend your Saturday than by sipping a variety of delicious wines in the company of your friends? Take a tour of Boston Winery and see all this local favorite has to offer. Try varietals and blends such as Merlot, Palladio, Meritage, Syrah Central Coast, Petit Verdot, and the Boston Blend. You'll learn about how each is made and stored as you get a behind-the-scenes look at countless barrels. Then you'll sip your way through a flight of your favorites as you kick back and relax in this ideal weekend environment.
    Wine Tasting and Tour

    26 Ericsson St, Boston

    • Take a tour of the Boston winery and sip through a flight of select wines
    • Try varietals such as the Super Tuscan, Palladio, Merlot, and Boston Blend
    • Explore a menu of small bites to cleanse the palate
    • Enjoy a perfect way to relax on the weekend
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    6 positive reviews
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    Make a Ring

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    Rings can be great fashion statements, but they kind of lose their appeal when everyone else has the same one you do. Why not learn to create your own custom rings in this jewelry making class! Take a quick spin through several jewelry making techniques, including measuring, cutting, soldering, shaping and buffing metal under instruction from master craftsmen. After learning the basics of fashioning a ring from silver, create your own and customize it however you'd like. Leave with a beautiful accessory to either give to someone special or rock on your own to show off your new skill!
    Make a Ring

    24 Porter St, Jamaica Plain

    • Explore the basics of ring making in an introductory workshop
    • Learn basic techniques including measuring, cutting, and soldering
    • Express individuality customizing your your ring's design
    • Leave with a beautifully hand-crafted souvenir to either keep or give as a gift
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    14 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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    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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    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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    Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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    See Boston's waterfront sights from the deck of a luxury sunset dinner cruise. Enjoy a fabulous fine-dining buffet with a carving station and hit the dance floor while one of Boston's top DJs spins your favorite songs. Join the sunset party on the ship's exterior deck for the biggest patio party in Boston! This two-hour Boston sunset dinner cruise is a fun and unique way to see some of Boston's famous attractions, as you start a night out on the town. Purchase a cocktail on board and watch as the sun sinks below the horizon. You'll see breathtaking nighttime views of Boston sights like the Bunker Hill Monument, USS Constitution (known as "Old Ironsides") and the site of the Boston Tea Party.

    Get in line for a decadent all-you-can-eat buffet, complete with a carving station. While enjoying your dinner in the elegant setting of the ship's dining room, you'll be entertained by the colorful characters of the ship's cabaret. After dinner, the DJ turns up the heat with the sounds of your favorite songs. Show your moves off on the dance floor, or take a romantic stroll with that special someone around the ship's decks.

    The dance party continues all the way across the harbor, as you take in the sparkling views of the Boston skyline.
    Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet

    200 Seaport Blvd, Boston

    • Immerse yourself in Boston's waterfront sights with a two hour dinner cruise
    • Enjoy live entertainment and a buffet for fine dining and dancing on the ship's exterior deck
    • Take in beautiful views of the skyline, Bunker HIll Monument, and USS Constitution
    • Purchase a cocktail on board and watch as the sun sinks below the horizon
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    6 positive reviews
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    Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

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    Have you ever been watching the sunrise and wondered what it'd be like to be even closer to the sun? Enter the sky just like the sunrise in a hot air balloon ride, where you will have plenty of majestic views to see the early-morning sun. You'll have a safety briefing before takeoff, followed by ascension into your balloon. Your hot air balloon will drift gracefully above the ground at heights of 500 to 2,000 feet where you may be overwhelmed by peace and tranquility. Capture amazing sights as you float over the tree tops above the beautiful New Hampshire countryside. An experienced pilot with a flawless safety record will give you the quality experience of a lifetime filled with excitement, scenery, and plenty of fresh air. Whether it's for an event of any kind or just for leisure, you will have the opportunity to see the sky like you never have before! Plus, you'll enjoy complimentary cheese, crackers, and champagne upon landing. What a way to end a fabulous balloon-ride!
    Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

    15 Ermer Rd, Salem

    • See the sunrise from the incredible perspective of a hot air balloon
    • Enjoy the expert guidance of an experienced pilot with a flawless safety record
    • Experience what it's like to see the majestic sights of a sunrise at a comfortably close distance
    • Enjoy complimentary champagne, crackers and cheese upon landing
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    5 positive reviews
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    Ultimate Battleground Airsoft package

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    Prepare for battle, soldier. With this unique airsoft battle package, you'll bring your combat skills into a 90-acre battlefield made for action. First, you'll choose your weapon and apparel as you get ready to plan your ultimate ground strategy. Then it's off to the field to experience one of the most realistic combat simulations around. You'll traverse 8 different combat zones as you keep an eye out for the enemy and plan your attack. Enjoy a variety of combat settings, from urban to woodland, as you explore this unique outdoor arena. With vehicles and obstacles to increase the excitement, you're bound to get swept up in the action. Now get out there and show 'em what you're made of!
    Ultimate Battleground Airsoft package

    1 Bourne Rotary Cir S, Bourne

    • Spend your day battling it out on a 90-acre airsoft field
    • Enjoy 8 different combat zones
    • Make your way across all terrains, from urban environments to outstretched woods
    • Enhance your combat skills with a day of outdoor fun
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    4 positive reviews
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    Intro Tutorial to Archery

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    Think you can be an archer, but still haven't really learned the basics? This class will cover the important components that will have you flawlessly handling a bow and nailing targets in no time. The proper techniques of aiming, handling bows and strings, and shooting arrows will be taught to you so you can gain a full understanding of what goes into a great shot. You will get to practice in an indoor range where all proper safety precautions have been made so that you can effectively practice, learn, and perfect your skills with ease. Come learn what it's like to fire a bow!
    Intro Tutorial to Archery

    288 Plymouth Ave, Fall River

    • Enjoy an intro tutorial to archery aimed at teaching beginners without any experience
    • Perfect your aiming technique, uncover how to handle a bow, and shoot plenty of arrows
    • Learn the tips and tricks that will help you hit your target with ease and mastery
    • End the day feeling like you've taken a full step towards becoming an archer
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    7 positive reviews

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