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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Best bets in Charlotte comedy, Oct. 18-23

Posted By on Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 5:20 PM

As the headline suggests, here are a few of the best places to find comedy events in Charlotte — from stand-up to improv to sketch comedy and more. For a complete listing of all comedy visit www.CharlotteComedyLIVE.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 18
Jason Russell at 7 p.m.
Russell's style is silly, hard hitting and real. His strong personality and high energy enables him to handle any situation that might happen in a live show.
The Lake Norman Comedy Zone ~ 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius ~ $10

Wednesday, Oct. 19
Hannibal Buress at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
A natural storyteller who can captivate a room with his words alone, Buress generates laughs with laid back, quirky observations that have become his trademark style.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 935 N. Graham St., Charlotte ~ $10-$15

Thursday, Oct. 20
12x12 Super Challenge at 8:30 p.m.
The brightest up-and-coming comedians debut their best new material. Hosted by JBliss. Featuring Derek Blackmon, Pat Volgerson, Eric Shun, DeVan Pennegar, Patrick Steward and D. Moore. Followed by open mic comedy at 9:30 p.m.
The Comedy Zone Fort Mill ~ 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill ~ Free

Friday, Oct. 21
Basile at 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
Basile’s blend of improvisation, and characters has made him one of the most sought after comedians. He was recently nominated for an Emmy and won a Peabody Award for best documentary series for ESPN’s 30 for 30 Series, The Legend of Jimmy The Greek.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 935 N. Graham St., Charlotte ~ $10-$15

Saturday, Oct. 22
Carlos Mencia at 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
One of today's most lauded entertainers and feared comics. His television show Mind of Mencia was an instant hit and his "No Strings Attached" special aired on Comedy Central.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 935 N. Graham St., Charlotte ~ $30-$35

Mon Frere's Hufflepuffed: A Harry Potter Comedy Extravaganza at 8:30 p.m.
The Greensboro-based sketch comedy troupe returns to The Mill for another hilarious Harry Potter themed gig. The Mill ~ 3306 N. Davidson St., Suite A, Charlotte ~ $10

Sunday, Oct. 23
Rated R: Improv Comedy by Charlotte Comedy Theater at 7 p.m.
Competitive short form improv where Charlotte's top improvisers compete against one another for your affection. Lots of audience participation.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 900 Seaboard St., Charlotte ~ $10

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