we have live
comedy shows!

Whether you're a comedy fan coming in for some laughs or you're a performer looking for stage time, we've got a show for you!

We offer a casual and affordable live comedy experience that's way more fun than staying in and watching Netflix.

Our 40-seat blackbox theater is located at 593 Somerville Ave in Somerville.

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Masks are still required at all events

Can't make it in person? Watch LIVE on YOUTUBE

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Coming Up:

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Thu May 26 @ 7:30pm

Sweatshirt

I Don't Care For This

Tee Bee Dee

After School Snacks

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Sat May 28 @ 7:30pm

Medusa

Marblehaüs

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Fri May 27

@ 7:30pm

Milkshake

Neighbors

@ 9:00pm

Carmelo

Big Allowance

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Sat May 28 @ 9:00pm

Ashley Voltz, Ben Walsh, Greg Scott, Jared Littlejohn, Nate Lopez, Pat Kearnan

Faded Sandpaper

Want to Get onstage?
Our jam is Saturdays at 6pm and sundays at 5pm

The jam is a low-pressure performance opportunity for individuals and teams - NOT a ticketed show

(although you're welcome to come watch!)

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Fourth
Sunday

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Shows FAQ

What kinds of shows do you offer?

The majority of our programming is longform improv - a character-driven narrative-leaning style of improv - featuring local performers trained at Union Comedy and elsewhere.

As a training center, we also prioritize providing stage time to students and other performers in training, so we host regular shows called "jams" where anyone can sign up to perform. 

Will I have to participate or can I just watch?

Some shows will have elements of voluntary audience participation (most improv shows start by asking the audience for a "suggestion" - a word or answer to a question used for inspiration), but in general you can expect to just sit back and enjoy the show.

How long are shows?

Most of our improv shows are ~1 hour. The Kerfuffle is usually ~2hrs. 

Are your shows family friendly?

In general, our shows land in the PG13-R range. 

How do I get there?

Somerville Ave has free 2-hour street parking. We also have an MBTA bus stop serving routes 83 and 87 right out front and a Bluebikes stations across the street, so we encourage you to take advantage of non-driving options!

Do you serve alcohol or food? 

We do not, but you're welcome to bring your own snacks.

Is there a discount for large groups? 

Yes! Orders of 8+ tickets automatically receive 20% off at checkout.

Can I hire you to perform at my event?

It's definitely possible depending on the details. Email us at info@unioncomedy.com and we'll go from there.

How can I perform at Union Comedy?

If you have an existing improv team we're taking rolling submissions for longform teams to perform at Indie Night. Email Pat at pkearnan@unioncomedy.com to book a date.

If you do not have a team we have two jams each weekend: Scramble!!! every Saturday at 6pm and Sunday at 5pm.

We hold auditions for House Teams once a year. Keep an eye on our social media pages for the latest updates.

If you're brand new to improv or need a refresher we recommend CLASSES.