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.


Please review our COVID-19 policy

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Coming Up:

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Here's our Current weekly schedule:


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...And sundays at 5pm we have rotating jams:

(Jams are low-pressure performance opportunities for individuals and teams)


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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 shows are 1 hour.

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.

How can I perform at Union Comedy?

If you have an existing improv team we are taking rolling submissions for longform teams. You can SUBMIT HERE.

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

We're having auditions for new house teams Feb 26-28. You can SIGN UP HERE.

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