Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA
A flexible performance space inside of a former firehouse in downtown Framingham, Amazing Things has 200 seats and an eclectic audience that make this a very different and worthwhile comedy experience. There’s free parking in the rear.
The Burren
247 Elm Street (Davis Square), Somerville, MA
This back-room showroom has a great, informal feel and is a fantastic place to watch a show. It seats a snug 140, and is the perfect place for a small off-night fundraiser or informal event for your company. The sight lines and sound are great, there are good views of the stage all-around, and Guinness on tap
The Claddagh
399 Canal Street, Lawrence, MA
With a spacious upstairs room and huge (free) parking lot next door, this Irish pub is perfect for comedy fundraisers and other shows. It’s spacious enough to fit more than 300 patrons, with great sight lines and a large stage. The bar downstairs is great for pre- or post-show mingling, and there’s a lineup of great bands that start playing just after the show is over.
Cruiseport Gloucester
6 Rowe’s Wharf, Gloucester, MA
How beautiful is this place? Elegant yet comfortable, it seats more than 380. Located on Gloucester’s harbor, it affords a view of cruise ships and working boats. With easy access and on-site parking, it’s a great spot for an upscale fundraiser.
Elm Draught House Cinema
35 Elm Street, Millbury, MA
The classic old theater-turned-cinema pub somehow recreates the comfortable feel of a basement rec room in a 300-seat performance space. Located downtown, it offers plenty of parking with fantastic comedy.
Fireside Inn & Suites
1777 Washington Street, Auburn, ME
Located right off the Maine Turnpike at exit 75, this motel features a 150- to 205-seat function room that’s perfect for monthly comedy shows as well as fundraisers. There’s plenty of parking.
Mission Oak Grill
26 Green Street, Newburyport, MA
This former church building is loaded with character. It seats 200 when set up theater style, in a great performance space.
The Onion Town Grill
75 Water Street, Danvers, MA
This intimate 110-seat room in a family restaurant is the setting for monthly shows featuring surprisingly great lineups featuring promising newcomers at the start and Boston’s best closers at the end. With its low ceilings and intimate feel, it’s great for comedy in a casual venue. There is an on-premises parking lot, and it is available for fundraisers.
The Shea Theater
71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA
Scamps Comedy produced its first show at this former vaudeville theater in March 2006, and has been bringing new people into the theater ever since with its “Comedy at the Shea” series. It’s a fantastic performing space, in the heart of a charming downtown business district.
The Strand Theatre
58 High Street, Clinton, MA
Scamps Comedy produced the first of several sold-out shows at this 304-seat former vaudeville theater-turned-cinema pub in September 2006. We’ve been filling the house in downtown Clinton six or seven times a year since.
The Winner’s Circle
211 Elm Street (Route 110), Salisbury, MA
Home of our Tuesday night open mike — which draws comedians with national TV credits and first timers — this room upstairs at a sports bar is also a great place for small fundraisers, private parties and open-to-the-public shows. The video-enhanced space fits about 120 people in a very casual setting. There’s plenty of parking.
YuJo Asian Restaurant
511 Merrimack Ave., Dracut, MA
Home of our Thursday night open mike — which draws comedians with national TV credits and first timers. There’s plenty of parking.