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Weekly Show Schedule

Every Friday in August catch the Best of Boston Sketch

 After five years of sold-out showcase sketch shows, ImprovBoston welcomes back the sixth annual Best of Boston Sketch Comedy, a celebration featuring Boston's best-known indie scripted comedy groups. 

Week 2 | August 17th - Featuring:

Gift Horse | Magenta Strike Squad | The Wacky Taffy Laffy Taffy Choo Choo Chain Gang

Friday Night - August 10th - 31st

Buy Tickets



  • -- All tickets sold either online or at the door. Buy tickets online on the show pages below (or see a list of all our our events here
  • -- Student tickets will ONLY be released and available for purchase at the door on the night of the show. Military Veterans receive complimentary admission to any show along with a +1 at the door (pending availability) with a valid military ID.
  • -- Call our box office with questions (617-576-1253) 
  • -- All shows are at our theater at 40 Prospect Street in Central Square, Cambridge, MA.  (Get Directions)
  • -- Read answers to Frequently Asked Questions about our shows.





First time at ImprovBoston? We recommend Mainstage, our flagship improv show. Pairs nicely with a Cheez-Its and Downeast Cider combo from the bar. ImprovBoston shows typically range between 60-75 minutes.





7:30PM Harold Night: Top Shelf  | $12, $10 Students at the door    


9:30PM Harold Night: Fresh Blend & Longform Jam   | $10, $8 Students at the door   




7:30PM  ImprovBoston Mainstage: Spotlight Series   | $18, $14 Students at the door

8/16: Anthony Febo and Ricky Orng are Adobo-Fish-Sauce, a Puerto Rican and Cambodian duo who practice discovery, healing, and self-preservation through their relationship with food, culture, and heartbreak. It's poetry, cooking, and improv, all rolled up in one.



9:30PM Grab Bag Thursday Shows | $10 - $15 online and at the door

1st ThursdayNaked Comedy  

2nd Thursday: Music Comedy Night   

3rd Thursday: You're All Gonna Die: An Improvised Dystopian Game Show    

4th Thursday: Magic: The Gathering: The Show 





8PM ImprovBoston Mainstage   | $18, $14 Students at the door


10PM Showcase Shows: Best of Boston Sketch featuring: Gift Horse, Magenta Strike Squad and The Wacky Taffy Laffy Taffy Choo Choo Chain Gang   | $18, $14 Students at the door 


11:30PM Nightcap  | FREE





4PM Family Show  | $14, $8 kids under 12


6PM All Access Improv  | $16, $12 students and seniors age 60+, $10 ages 18 and under 

8PM ImprovBoston Mainstage   | $18, $14 Students at the door  


10PM Face Off  | $18, $14 Students at the door   

11:30PM The Last Laugh  | $10 online and at the door

1st Saturday: LaughterRisk*

2nd Saturday: Over the Line  

3rd Saturday: Terrible People

4th Saturday: Over the Line

5th Saturday: Closing Time: StandUp Special







Shows in the Studio are experimental or developmental and feature artists from talented newcomers to seasoned pros. These performances feature independent acts from the home-grown Boston comedy scene. ImprovBoston is proud to provide a platform for local comedy artists and a venue for local comedy adventure seekers such as yourself. If you're looking for a show that's ImprovBoston-produced, certified, licensed, and bonded, we recommend starting with Mainstage (above). ImprovBoston shows typically range between 60-75 minutes.




8PM Comedy Lab  | $12, $10 Students at the door


10PM Comedy Lottery: Stand Up comedy open mic  | FREE!



7PM Thursday JAM  | $5 online and at the door 

1st Thursday: IB Mixtape: An All-Inclusive Mixer

2nd Thursday: StandUp Jam 

3rd Thursday: Queer Qomedy Hour 

4th Thursday: Ladies Improv JAM

5th Thursday: Comedy Lottery: Women's Edition


9PM SketchHaus  | $12, $10 Students at the door




7PM STUDIO 40  | $12, $10 Students at the door

9PM CageMatch  | $12, $10 Students at the door

11PM  Papercuts Presents: Recommended For You | 8/17 | $12, $10 Students at the door




7PM Clean Comedy Showcase | 8/18 | $12, $10 Students at the door


9PM Battle Royale  | $12, $10 Students at the door

11PM SUZZY: We Make Things Weird | 8/18 | $12, $10 Students at the door




6:30PM The Jam  | $5


8:00PM Comedy Lab  | $12


9:30PM The People's Show  | $10