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.


Suspect (Open Mic Comedy Show)

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free comedy show
stand up comedy show

Take a seat, relax, and get ready to laugh as you watch talented local acts improvise a hilarious show right before your eyes.

And it’s all for the amazing entry price of: free.

Find out more Just Suspects

Ken Reid’s Comedy Show

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ken reid comedy show

Ken Reid has a rep for being a great comedian.

Catch him on the first Thursday of the month as he recounts amusing, laugh-out-loud stories from his life.

Find out more The Comedy Studio

Comedy Lab (Comedy Variety Show)

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If you need a rib workout, you’ve come to the right place.

Watch the side-splittingly, hilarious three-set comedy show that people are raving about! Previous improv groups have included the Inappropriate Moms, Futura Bold, Campfire Tales, Matt D, Road Trip, Chico, and Broad City Screening.

Find out more ImprovBoston

Karaoke or Die Comedy Show

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funny comedy show

See karaoke in a completely new light as singers compete in front of you and a panel of comedians in order to win a cash prize.

Laugh at the night’s worst singers, be amazed at the best. If you get too parched from your laughter, grab a drink and a snack from the bar to refresh yourself.

Find out more Laugh Boston

The Mendoza Comedy Line Showcase

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comedy show
standup comedy

Grab some good popcorn and throw back some cheap, delicious drinks as you listen to Boston’s best comics at the DugOut Cafe.

There’s no better way to spend your Saturday!

Find out more The Mendoza Line