Editor’s Note: As the temps begin to rise and the flowers begin to blossom, the top-tier selection of comedy shows to check out around Boston are also in full bloom as homegrown talent, national headliners, and open mics galore highlight the calendar. Live entertainment continues to make its way back into our social lives — mask up! stay safe! — and so we always want to make sure you know about cool stuff going on in the world of comedy. Enter Mic’d Up, our ongoing weekly series that details the best live comedy shows to consider as you head out and about. Below find our rundown for this week, through Sunday (July 11).
In a time of such unbridled social upheaval and frustration, Gold has continued to help us process the insanity with a glorious mix of top-notch comedic zip and wonderfully articulated fury, just as she’s done for over 30 years. With tourist season in full swing on the crooked coast, you may be in the perfect spot to catch one of the most consistent comedians in the game do what she does best.
Wednesday, July 6 at The Art House, 214 Commercial St. in Provincetown, MA :: 7:30 p.m. :: Tickets are $30
If you’re looking for a relaxing night of comedy and laughs, this is damn near the perfect venue for it. However, Michael Ian Black has never been one to keep his hot takes to himself, and things aren’t exactly feeling fun right now when it comes to the social landscape, so sit back, enjoy the vibe, and buckle up, because Black is bound to have some deep-cutting thoughts to share — and we are here for all of it.
It’s nothing but the best that the local scene has to offer as Kelly MacFarland, Jay Whittaker, Dan Boulger, Jimmy Dunn and the legendary Tony V go full-on “Avengers” to assemble for a night of high-octane comedy power that will not only help you unwind after the busy work week, but keep you chuckling to yourself for at least the week that follows.
While genuinely upbeat, Drew Dunn harnesses an unnatural ability to keep his comedy biting and sharp, regardless of the topic on the docket at any given moment throughout his set. Luckily for us, he’s doing the damn thing all weekend, so you’ll have plenty of chances to catch him in his element.
Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9 at Off Cabot Comedy Club, 9 Wallis St. in Beverly, MA :: 8 p.m. (both shows) :: Tickets are $25