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  • ComedySportz Boston
    Unlike the premium-cable version of Curious George, ComedySportz shows eschew racy material, going so far as to place a brown paper bag over the head of any performer who crosses the boundaries of good taste. The game-based comedy format pits two refereed teams of improvisers against each other, drawing from a repertoire of more than 100 improv scenes for their battleground. Over the course of 7 to 12 games, the red- and blue-clad teams may perform in Shakespearean verse or rapidly fast-forward and reverse a scene at the referee's whim. The audience, meanwhile, is tasked with generating suggestions, choosing the winners at evening's end, and gently consoling the losing team with made-up aspirational quotes. This formula has proved successful since 1984, when the first ComedySportz flung open its curtains. Now, the franchise has expanded to major comedy hubs including Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. The latest addition to the fold, ComedySportz Boston, lassos the same spirit and off-the-cuff hilarity as its predecessors, dazzling onlookers with its teamwork, clean but uproarious humor, and ability to turn an audience suggestion into a fully fleshed out scene.
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    255 Elm Street
    Somerville, MA US
  • New Years Comedy Explosion with Jim McCue
    Known for his appearances on Comedy Central and NBC's Last Comic Standing, Jim McCue draws the audience into a rib-tickling, year-ending performance at convivial Italian restaurant Bucca di Beppo. With an impish grin, McCue picks out and good-naturedly picks on guests in a freewheeling set. The chief joke-slinger and supporting comics wrap up the fun before midnight, granting partiers the option to visit a different bar or return home before their cars revert to pumpkins.
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    255 Elm Street
    Somerville, MA US
  • Five Horses Tavern
    For a casual environment and scrumptious American food, stop by Five Horses Tavern. What can you eat at Five Horses Tavern if you're gluten-free? Plenty. Come on in for some tasty meals. You can also catch the latest scores on the TVs in the bar. During the summer months, don't miss out on Five Horses Tavern's outdoor patio seating. Whether you have a large or small group, Five Horses Tavern can accommodate both. Not to be overlooked is Five Horses Tavern's no-charge wifi. The restaurant can get thronged with crowds on Fridays and Saturdays, so book your table ahead of time through their reservation system. The dress code at Five Horses Tavern is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go. Those driving to Five Horses Tavern can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot. If you feel like saving gas, opt for public transportation, with a stop conveniently located at Davis Station (Red). A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
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    400 Highland Ave
    Somerville, MA US
  • Sacco's Bowl-Haven
    Sacco’s Bowl Haven Sacco’s Bowl Haven was one of many candlepin bowling alleys the Sacco family opened in the first half of the twentieth century. Not much has changed since that day in 1939 when the alley first opened its doors: the lanes are still smooth and polished, and the pins are still neatly poised in clusters of ten. The only difference today is the presence of Flatbread Somerville, who took over the alley to ensure that the only rumbling in Sacco’s comes from pins, not stomachs. Their flatbread pizzas are made from 100% organically grown dough and then baked to a crisp in wood-fired ovens. Between frames, bowlers can feast on pies topped with smoked free-range pork shoulder, fresh organic rosemary, and organic tomato sauce made in a wood-fired cauldron, all the while toasting local draft beers to high-scores, good times, and shared shoe sizes.
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    45 Day Street
    Somerville, MA US
  • Conrad Gallagher Foods- Boston
    Conrad Gallagher has many roles?television personality, restaurateur, and cookbook author, to name a few?but the same passion for cooking that he puts into each of these tasks garnered his restaurant a Michelin star when he was 24, making him the youngest starred chef at the time. He began his training in Ireland at the age of 12, when most other kids are too busy playing games or collecting seagull feathers. Conrad's persistent dedication paid off in the form of numerous awards and accomplishments, including preparing a St. Patrick's Day dinner for President Bill Clinton at the White House. These days, Conrad stretches his talents to other fields, such as menu planning and restaurant development. He also schools laymen in the kitchen with cooking lessons that focus on specific genres, including Italian, French, and seafood. Gift certificates are available for purchase.
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    33 South St.
    Somerville, MA US
  • Redbones Barbecue
    According to folk etymologists, the term barbecue is derived from the French barbe coup, referring to the annual pig picking commemorating the infamous Barbers’ Rebellion. Today's Groupon gets you in on the hallowed and delicious tradition: $15 for $30 worth of authentic down-home eats at Redbones. Redbones is a juicy barbecue joint in Somerville that serves wings, ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and other southern specialties.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
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    55 Chester St
    Somerville, MA US

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