Listed below is a roundup of CL's top picks for comedy shows in Charlotte this week. Hopefully, they keep you entertained and, more importantly, laughing out loud.
It's not uncommon for good stand-up comedians to dabble in the world of directing, writing and producing. After all, they know how to make things funny and humor is a necessity - at least, that is, in comedies. Neal Brennan
fits this description. He's responsible for co-creating Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show
and co-writing stoner flick Half Baked
. $15-$20. May 2-3, 8 p.m.; May 4, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.; May 5, 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. The Comedy Zone Charlotte, 900 Seaboard St., Suite B3, Charlotte. 980-321-4702. www.cltcomedyzone.com
Improv Charlotte shows can be pretty random - meaning, they joke about whatever it is they feel like. Since you can't know what to expect, it makes for a surprising and funny form of entertainment. Plus, it's all for a good cause. Proceeds raised from each show go straight to charity. $5. May 4, 7 p.m. Wine Up, 3306 N. Davidson St.
Comedian Doug Benson
loves weed. At least, that's what we've come to gather from his documentary Super High Me
. In the film, Benson explores the effects of smoking the substance for 30 days. The outcome? He gets happily high over and over and over
again. $17-$20. May 5, 4:20 p.m. The Comedy Zone Charlotte, 900 Seaboard St., Suite B3, Charlotte. 980-321-4702. www.cltcomedyzone.com