What says standup better than a brick wall and a spotlight? But seriously, the backdrop at the Hideout makes for a classic, clean backdrop and the lighting in there is fantastic. Additionally, with it being an intimate and well-packed venue, audience reaction (ie laughter) is picked up really well.
The Mendoza Line is another cozy, usually sold-out room where the audience's reaction will be picked up nicely in the video. It's also got a sweet backdrop of it's own: red velvet (for that old Hollywood flair).
Taking place at one of Allston's landmark music venues, the sound system at the Gas is hard to beat. The space here is a bit larger than the previous two, which means room for wider shots, and for more people to fills your ears with their intoxicating laughter.
A little more brick and coziness comes our way at Cityside where there's always a crowd having a little more fun than your average Monday. With better lighting than your average bar, a solid sound system, and a great crowd, Cityside is a great choice for your next tape.
As a full-time comedy club, Laugh Boston is tailor-made for standup. The lighting, sound system and eye-catching (but not distracting) backdrop are all superb and make for an amazing tape. If you perform here, be sure to get it on video.