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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    Beginner Salsa

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    Spice up your dance repertoire as you learn all the fundamentals of salsa during this beginner's class, including your basic sidestep, footwork, and right and left turns. You'll be having so much fun practicing this sexy partner dance, you won't even realize you're burning up hundreds of calories as you burn up the dance floor. By the end of this class, you'll be well on your way to achieving the rhythm and confidence necessary to wowing onlookers at any social event. Arriba!
    Beginner Salsa

    136 Bishop Allen Dr, Cambridge

    • Learn all of the fundamentals of salsa dancing, including the basic side step, footwork, and right and left turns
    • Burn hundreds of calories while simultaneously having a blast burning up the dance floor
    • Gain a greater understanding of timing, rhythm and musicality to wow onlookers at any social event
    • No experience necessary
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    8 positive reviews
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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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    Trivia Night

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    Calling all bookworms, eggheads, and geeks! Cape Ann Brewing Company's got a Trivia Night that is right up your alley. Come out with your friends and enjoy a pint or two while competing against other teams. You'll vie to win first place, and who knows -- you might just know that one random fact to carry your team to victory. You'll also be able to sample some of Cape Ann's own finest brews, so you can drink while you think! So read up, spend some time cruising Wikipedia or Sporcle, and get your keister down to Cape Ann Brewing Company. Your team needs you.
    Trivia Night

    11 Rogers St, Gloucester

    • Compete against other teams and try to win great prizes
    • Choose from any one of Cape Ann Brewing Company's delicious selections
    • Spend quality time with your friends or family
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    6 positive reviews
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    Harold Night - Top Shelf (Long Form Comedy Show)

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    Every Thursday night, teams unite to perform the Harold, the classic long form improv format. From a single audience suggestion, each Harold team creates a 25-minute comedy show from scratch - an original, improvised set exploring a world of characters you won't soon forget. In addition to two Harold performances, each night includes a guest ensemble presenting a new, experimental form as well as an improv mixer ("Last Call"), featuring members of all casts that evening. Shows feature teams including Maxitor (Director Rachel Klein), Specter (Director Will Luera), Intervention! (Director Lori Strauss), and Great Lakes (Director Pete Fenzel).
    Harold Night - Top Shelf (Long Form Comedy Show)

    40 Prospect St, Cambridge

    • See a rotating duo of Harold improv troupes, representing the best, most experienced Harold performers
    • Enjoy a comedy show that is completely improvised before your eyes
    • Explore a world of unforgettable characters
    • Laugh and embrace this classic long form improv format
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    23 positive reviews
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    The Ultimate Personalized Pedicab Tour

    This customized tour of Beantown is sure to be cool ... beans. (Sorry -- couldn't resist!) Hop into the back of a pedicab and get ready to enjoy a street-level introduction to the city like no other! Go where you want and see what you want, as you're driven around by a knowledgeable, local guide. Based on your interests and the sites you choose at the beginning of your tour, your guide will construct an impromptu exploration that will leave your head spinning. Whether you're interested in art, architecture, history, or romance, anything is possible on this choose-your-own-adventure tour!
    The Ultimate Personalized Pedicab Tour

    105 W Newton St, Boston

    • Embark on a customized pedicab adventure through scenic Boston where you choose the path to take
    • Create your own sightseeing tour as you pick out the collection of sites you want to see
    • Learn fun facts about the city and your chosen sites from your friendly, local guide
    • Enjoy a leisurely, intimate introduction to the city that won't tire you out completely
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