Editor’s Note: The leaves on the trees may start changing soon, but was hasn’t changed as we cruise full speed through the final third of the year is the top-tier selection of comedy shows to check out around Boston. With homegrown talent, national headliners, and open mics galore highlighting the calendar, the the plethora of comedy talent in and around the city continues to pour out as richly as that $8 Pumpkin Spice Latte you yearn for every morning. 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 (October 2).
Constantly delivering high-level hilarity on the stage and screen has made JB Smoove one of comedy’s most dependable utility men for more than 20 years. His longevity in the craft is admirable to say the least, and being able to sustain his level of comedic power and energy is almost unheard of. An absolutely solid night with an absolutely solid artist.
Friday, September 30 at The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St. in Boston, MA :: 7:30 p.m. :: Tickets are $37 to $57
If Chris Kattan isn’t in your all-time SNL cast lineup, there’s something goofy happening. A Night At The Off Cabot doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but the man’s comedic streak is still alive as ever, and to catch a low key comedy killer in such an intimate and up-close setting is a truly special occasion, so dig deep into your closet for that bright-colored suit and make your way to the coat room — err, the comedy club for a night of stellar comedy.
Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 2 at Off Cabot Comedy Club, 9 Wallis St. in Beverly, MA :: Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.; Sunday at 7 p.m. :: Tickets are $30
In case you needed a bit of a pep talk of sorts, Tom Papa has you covered. Making his way back to The Wilbur for a doubleheader to facilitate the taping of his next special, the comedy vet has a brand new angle on how to see life a little more colorfully, all delivered with his subtly biting approach to stand-up.
Saturday, October 1 at The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St. in Boston, MA :: 7:30 p.m. (sold out) & 9:45 p.m. :: Tickets are $29 to $39
After a summer stop in Boston, Schumer is back in the commonwealth to deliver her latest hour. It’s certainly been a quiet year for her since she made her way back to the stage, so we aren’t totally sure what to expect, but one thing we do know is that the comedian, author and actor will give to us straight, unfiltered and most likely pretty filthy.