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Laugh Boston Temporarily Closed

A Letter to all of our Patrons:

We want to thank you for visiting Laugh Boston and continuing to support us as we remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, Laugh Boston remains closed until further notice. We're waiting until the State of Massachusetts and the City of Boston provides us with guidance and approval for safely reopening to the public. Until that time all shows are currently on hold and regularly being rescheduled so that we can open as soon as possible. We're working closely with comedic talent, city officials, and our local vendors and partners so we can confidently say that WE WILL REOPEN when that time comes.

Right now all operations staff, including our management teams, are furloughed so there is no one available to answer any questions regarding past ticket purchases or upcoming show dates. But this is what you can expect:

1) All past ticket purchases will be exchanged into new shows that get scheduled. If you are unable to attend the new shows dates you will be given a hassle-free refund. If shows were scheduled in the first quarter of 2021 they will not be happening, but as mentioned, your tickets will be exchanged into the new dates. Canceled shows will be refunded when we have staff available to process and assist with those requests.

2) When we are able to reopen you will be notified by email and we will post updates to our social media accounts on Instagram and Facebook. Patrons for shows that were previously confirmed for 2021 dates will also receive email reminders and updates as soon as there is information to share.

We understand that your time and entertainment choices are important so it's our goal to make sure that you have nothing to worry about. As things get better we will handle everything for you so all you have to do is come back and enjoy the show or not.

We thank you again for your patience and understanding and wish you and your families the best of health. We look forward to seeing you and laughing with you again soon!

 

Sincerely,

Laugh Boston

No Rest for the Wicked Funny

No Rest For The Wicked Funny is the incorporated 501(c)3 public charity branch of Improv Asylum and Laugh Boston. The mission of the organization is working to improve our community as a whole by using the art of comedy in partnerships with other non-profit organizations to spread awareness and raise money for those who need it most. Donate today and help us achieve our mission!

*As of March 15, 2020, donations to NRWF, Inc. will be going towards comedians and actors that have put out of work because of state-wide shutdowns due to the Coronavirus.

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How else can you help? Buy a gift card to Laugh Boston that you can use when we’re open again! 50% of every gift card purchases made during the temporary shut down will go towards the No Rest for the Wicked Funny fund to support out of work performers.

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STATUS UPDATES FOR LAUGH BOSTON PERFORMANCES

 

POSTPONED: Jared Freid | March 19-21 - postponed until November 19 - 21 

POSTPONED: Kill Tony | April 9 - postponed until Aug. 13

POSTPONED: Tony Hinchcliffe | April 10+11 - postponed until Aug. 14 + 15

POSTPONED: Chris Distefano | April 24+25 -  postponed until Dec. 4 + 5

POSTPONED: Shane Gillis | April 30 - May 2 - postponed until Aug 27 - 29

CANCELED: Desi Alexander| March 22

CANCELED: Ian Fidance | March 26

CANCELED: Sasheer Zamata | March 27-28

CANCELED: Burbank Comedy Festival Regional Showcase Auditions | March 29

CANCELED: Rachel O'Brien + Kristen Doute | March 29

CANCELED: Jaspreet Singh | April 5

CANCELED: Stand Up For Pits | April 28 + 29

CANCELED: Kyle Dunnigan | May 5-7

Laugh Boston to Close Until Further Notice

Friends,

In response to the ongoing developments regarding COVID-19, we at Laugh Boston believe that it is in the best interest of our patrons, employees, and performers to close our doors until further notice.

Ticket holders for upcoming performances will be contacted directly via email by our box office in the event that the performance has been canceled or postponed to a later date. Additionally, your purchase will automatically be placed into a credit held under your NAME and the ORIGINAL PERFORMANCE for which it was purchased. This credit can be applied to any future show at Laugh Boston once live performances resume, at which time you will receive an email alert explaining that Laugh Boston has reopened. If you are satisfied with the credit, no action is needed until you receive an email from our Box Office stating that we have reopened. Otherwise, refunds will be issued for ticket holders who would prefer that option.

Questions regarding refunds or exchanges for canceled events can be directed to boxoffice@laughboston.com. We can assure you that all requests will be met, but we ask for your patience as we are currently experiencing an increased volume of incoming communication due to recent events. Information regarding cancelations or postponements will be listed on our homepage www.LaughBoston.com and you can also follow us at @LaughBoston for additional updates.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during these extraordinary times and look forward to welcoming you back to Laugh Boston in the near future. Please stay safe and thank you for your support.

Thank you,
Laugh Boston

A Very Serious Message re: Coronavirus. (We're Not Kidding)

As we all know, laughter is the best medicine.

Actually, that’s not true. It’s penicillin.* And vaccines. Vaccines are definitely more effective than laughter. And handwashing. Seriously.

While we, as a society, deal with the very real and very serious coronavirus / COVID-19 situation, the Laugh Boston family wants to make sure you know that, while we are comedians, we are taking every precaution to make sure that our venues are safe for patrons, performers, and employees. To that end, following the proposed guidelines from the World Health Organization, we are undertaking the following measures:

We have increased all janitorial services, including the frequency and level of cleaning of the public spaces in our theatres.

Our seats are being disinfected before and after every performance.

Hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes are available at our venue.

We recommend that anyone not feeling well stay at home. If someone in the theatre is presenting symptoms, they will be respectfully asked to leave the premises.

We encourage all patrons, as well as our own staff, to take the standard precautions, including frequent and thorough handwashing to prevent the spread of any flu-like illness.

Signs regarding proper hygiene practices have been placed in all restrooms.

If you don't feel comfortable attending a show you've already bought tickets for, we'll be happy to exchange your tickets to be used at a later date, whenever you're ready to leave the house again.

We here at Laugh Boston understand the serious nature of the Coronavirus. We also know that humor is an incredibly important way for all humans to deal with anxiety and stress. We employ humor in times like these, not to minimize the threat or risk of this or any other serious matter, but to help us all cope with an uncertain and unprecedented situation. Laughter reduces stress and worry, and reminds us that we are all in this together.

The Laugh Boston family will face this challenge with humor and grace, and we want you all to know that our doors are still open if you need a small respite from the worries that surround us. So remember, while laughter might not be the very BEST medicine (It’s penicillin) it certainly is an important addition to your medicine cabinet. Also, wash your damn hands.

*Penicillin does not work on viruses. Please take NO medical advice from a comedian. It is bad for your health.

Norm Laviolette/ John Tobin
Owners
Laugh Boston

Boston's Premier Comedy Club.

Located in the Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston's Seaport District – Laugh Boston is a 300-seat, state-of-the-art venue that features both local comedians and nationally touring headliners. Boasting 5,000 square feet of configurable space, the establishment’s Skyline Room is available for event rentals and private functions of all kinds. Enjoy a show. Enjoy a cocktail. Come on out and laugh, Boston!

Host Your Next Event at Laugh!

Are you looking for some comedy with your event? Laugh Boston has tons of options for you. We offer group rates on tickets for parties of 20 or more, with the option to rent out the bar and lounge before any of our existing shows. Or, rent out the space entirely for your party, with a private stand-up show with national or local headlining stand-up comedians, or a completely customized show from our sister club Improv Asylum.

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