THE COMEDY STUDIO
Above the iconic Hong Kong, The Comedy Studio has been spotlighting comedians who push boundaries for 15 years. National headliners try out new material as do newcomers hoping to break into the industry. Running themes include: “Mystery Lounge,” “The Big Saturday Night Show,” and “The Sunday Funnies.” Tickets: $10-12. Shows: Tu-Su at 8 pm. 1236 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617.661.6507.
North End-based sketch comedy troupe strives to provide the best comedic theater in Boston on the fly. Multiple main stage shows and alternative programming. Reservations recommended. Tickets: $7-33. 216 Hanover St., 617.263.6887.
The oldest improvisational comedy troupe in the area hosts sketch, stand up and improv entertainment. Themes vary by night, shows: W at 7:30, 8, 9:30 and 10 pm; Th 7, 7:30, 9 and 9:30 pm; F at 7-11 pm on the hour and 11:30 pm; Sa at 6-11 pm on the hour and 11:30 pm; Su at 7 pm and 9 pm. Tickets: $5-25. 40 Prospect St., Cambridge, 617.576.1253.