The Quickie Story

Hidden in the heart of Harvard Square, the Comedy Studio has won three consecutive ‘Best of Boston’ awards and been called ‘the greatest comedy club on earth’ by Conan’s producer. Big names occasionally drop by Harvard, but this indie club has made its reputation (established 1996!) by developing and launching comedians such as Eugene Mirman, Dan Mintz and Larry Murphy (Bob’s Burgers). Talent has run the gamut from Chris Fleming and Joe Wong to Sam Jay and Gary Gulman and promotes new great talents like Janet McNamara and Mo Mussa.

David Spade at the Comedy Studio

The Longie Story

Not yet 42 years ago (1996), yet a long long time ago and certainly pre-pandemic, Rick Jenkins opened The Comedy Studio in the attic of a Chinese restaurant.  Through ups and downs, through different Camberville locations – the intersection of old skool artistry and progressive viewpoints/performance – the Studio has found a long term home in Harvard Square.

The Comedy Studio remains Boston’s most unique stage for comedians and other artistic performers in an intimate and inclusive environment for theatrical lovers and performers. Winner of the “Best of Boston, Best Comedy Club” for three consecutive years by Boston Magazine.

Now under new management, a key goal of the Studio is to be “where entertainers come home” when in Boston.  This inevitably means being welcoming to one and all, an occasionally eclectic mix of attitudes and a space to experiment.  Entering means accepting all of humanity with tolerance, even if not agreement, yet always with a smile in your heart.

The Comedy Studio features an array of emerging and world-renowned comedic and artistic talent. But don’t take our word for it. Frank Smiley, senior producer of Conan said of The Comedy Studio, “I consider it the greatest comedy club on earth.” We agree. And we want more…we will push beyond our core of stand-up, we welcome new forms which will entertain.

Our Mission

The Comedy Studio provides a platform and an inclusive environment where comedians and other artists feel at home and can deliver memorable, entertaining performances.  The Studio encourages originality and has programs to support and develop professional talent.  We strive to be an open and diverse community who welcome all: we are your uncensored, mutually respectful, convivial hangout where you can experience history being made.

Have a read of some of our reviews.