When it comes to playing the role of an overbearing couch potato, Kevin James need not sweat. The actor/comedian who plays Doug Heffernan — a blue-collar worker who makes mountains out of mole hills in his average life — on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens, delivers (and we’re not talkin’ packages). There’s humor to his hysterics. Morphing into other dumbfounded characters in the film world (his latest part is in Grown Ups 2, to be released in July), it’s safe to say that when James goes solo for stand-up, he does it with the same exaggerated enthusiasm. As long as he puts his usual melodramatic spin to whatever random shit — jet skis, banks, airports, and greeting cards were past targets — crosses his mind, his upcoming gig at Ovens Auditorium is going to be a hoot. $49.55-$71.15
18 and up are welcome. $12-$17
You've never seen stand up comedy as dope as this! Chesney Goodson (Charlotte Magazine's Best Up-And-Coming Comic 2013) and DopeName Productions present That's A Dope Show! A night of interactive comedy, music and more! Blending standup with sketch and musical elements, as well as a unique Twitter experience you'll have to see for yourself, this will be a truly ambitious and memorable show. Support groundbreaking local artists as they bend the rules and challenge expectations! Come be a part of the night your friends will be talking about for months! $5
Family friendly show at 4 p.m. and adult only show at 6 p.m. $10
Morgan visits the Q.C. on his stand up tour, "Excuse My French".