Blue Man Group


The Charles Playhouse

74 Warrenton St., Boston

$67-$120, 800-BLUEMAN

Who could have predicted that three bald, silent, blue men would turn out to be such a hit? They've been around since the '90s, but they're staying modern, examining themes such as information overload in their own metaphorical way.


'This One's for Us'


Improv Asylum

216 Hanover St., Boston

$20, 617-263-6887

Improv Asylum's half-scripted, half-sketch shows cater to tou-rists and locals alike.


Jay Larson: 'Talking to Strangers'

Sept. 29

Boston Center for the Arts

529 Tremont St., Boston

$25, 617-426-5000

Stoneham native Jay Larson weaves seemingly everyday happenings -- interacting with a stranger, hanging with the family, going outside -- into outrageous anecdotes worth recording onto CDs and selling online. Locals Sean Sullivan, Ken Reid and Dan Bougler open the show.


'This Improvised Life' and 'Dumber, Faster!'

Through mid-October


$12, 617-576-1253

40 Prospect St., Cambridge

IB has a lot of good stuff going on this month. Check out "This Improvised Life," which is a hilarious improv version of the radio show "This American Life." The latter show is David Mogolov's musings about "our stupid, broken brains."



Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet

Oct. 22

Wilbur Theatre

246 Tremont St., Boston

$42-$102, 1-800-745-3000

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet will elaborate on their roles as quirky partners Mitch and Cam in comedy series "Modern Family."

Chris Tucker

Oct. 27-28

Wilbur Theatre

246 Tremont St., Boston

$29-$29, 1-800-745-3000

Now that he's done hobnobbing with Robert DeNiro and Bradley Cooper on film sets, Chris Tucker makes a welcome return to live comedy.

Bob Marley

Nov. 2

Wilbur Theatre

246 Tremont St., Boston

$28, 1-800-745-3000

Not the reggae legend — the comedian, Bob Marley (poor guy still gets that all the time). But seriously, he’s been a face in the stand-up circuit for 15 years, and loves to poke fun at his home state of Maine. What Bostonian doesn’t enjoy a good Maine hick joke?