Located in Harvard Square, three floors above the Hong Kong restaurant and bar, sits The Comedy Studio. Offering live comedy performances six nights a week at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.), locals and visitors love heading there for an affordable night out. Tickets cost a maximum of just $10, and you get to see numerous acts throughout the night.
1238 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
Ideal for a birthday celebration or just a night out with friends, The Comedy Studio offers a variety of entertainers, all within a casual and upbeat atmosphere. It was originally created by a group of comedians as a place where newcomers can break into the industry or even experienced comedians could come to test out some of their newer material. They have quite the following and even have a Comedy Studio Online Store featuring t-shirts, mugs, mouse pads, bags, and much more, so you will not forget the laughs you had.
Besides just live performances, The Comedy Studio offers the full drink and food menu from the Asian restaurant Hong Kong downstairs. There are appetizers perfect for sharing like chicken wings, noodle and rice dishes, and combo plates on the menu. For a heartier meal, pork, meat, and seafood dishes are aplenty, along with other greasy Chinese and Asian inspired food favorites.
Whether you chow down on Chinese or stick to a liquid dinner, there is a long list of drinks to choose from to sip while you snicker. Amongst the many strong specialty cocktails like Long Island Iced Teas and Mai Tai’s, Hong Kong’s infamous Scorpion Bowls are available upstairs at The Comedy Studio as well. Perfect for two people or more and chock full of juice and alcohol, it is a boozy beverage sure to spice up your night.
For reservations or information call 617-661-6507. Before your visit, check out the website for the complete calendar and list of acts for each night. Otherwise you can see the theme of each night with the schedule noted below:
Tuesday - The Mystery Lounge: check out the weekly professional magic show.
Wednesday - Spankin' New Fresh Comedy Showcase: featuring Boston's best new comedians.
Thursday - The MC Mr. Napkins show (a.k.a Zach Sherwin: presents comedy mixed with hip-hop/rap.
Friday - Ken and Renata: host and perform, along with plenty of additional comedians.
Saturday – Studio Comics Showcase: variety of comedians perform with The Comedy Studio founder Rick Jenkins as the host.
Sunday - The Comedy Studio Presents...: the most unpredictable event of the week, you never know what the night will bring.