The late 80’s and early 90’s were an exciting time for Boston Comedy as comedians like Steven Wright, Denis Leary and Lenny Clarke brought a unique new style to clubs. The smart yet gritty comedy found a receptive audience in Boston’s educated working class. The Boston comedy scene hit the national stage when Steven Wright was invited to sit down on the Tonight Show because Johnny Carson was so impressed with his performance. Stand-up performances were some of the hottest tickets available and the Comedy Connection located in Faneuil Hall was one of the best Boston Comedy Clubs to catch a show.

Most Boston comedy clubs were packed for six nights a week and many up-and-comers got their start opening for more well known acts. With the number of new clubs opening and people filling seats every night, it was a great time for comedians to get their foot in the door. Local legends like Lenny Clarke, Kenny Rogerson, Mike McDonald, Don Gavin, and Paula Poundstone and so many more all came out of this iconic era.

Nobody was holding back when it came to forming their own distinctive style and it helped put Boston Comedy on the map. This created a unique scene that became a melting pot of many different styles, paving the way for comedy as we know it today.

In 2008 the Comedy Connection moved from its iconic Faneuil Hall location to the Wilbur Theater in the theater district. Comedians are regularly scheduled to take the stage and keep the crowd laughing with the type of stand-up performance that made the Comedy Connection so great when Boston Comedy was first reaching a national audience.

The Comedy Connection December schedule features acts from ​​some of the best comedians in the industry. Nemr is a Lebanese stand-up comedian who is credited with pioneering the comedy scene in the Middle East who will be performing at the Comedy Connection on 12/4. Taylor Tomlinson has become one of the most popular comics with her special on Netflix and will be in Boston for 5 shows from 12/14 – 12/17. Local favorite Bob Marley will be performing 2 shows you won’t want to miss on 12/28 and 12/29.

Upcoming Boston Comedy Shows

Check our Boston Comedy Events to see upcoming shows from the hottest talent in the industry. We’re always adding more shows to the schedule so check back often to catch one of your favorite comedians at the Comedy Connection.