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.
Making fun of the disabled is an easy way to get yourself punched in the face. Not for stand-up comedian Josh Blue, though. The funny man - who himself has Cerebral Palsy - tackles the sensitive subject with ease. From teasing himself about his disorder to criticizing the ignorant scumbags who ridicule folks with disabilities, Blue brings new perspective to the word tolerance. A former soccer player for the U.S. Paralympic team, he creates pricey sculptures and paintings when he's not performing. Having made his claim to fame on NBC's Last Comic Standing (like so many other comics nowadays), Blue ranked No. 11 on Comedy Central's Stand-up Comedy Showdown in 2011. How's that for a handicap? In your face! $17.50-$22.50. May 10, 8 p.m.; May 11, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.; May 12, 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.The Comedy Zone Charlotte at N.C. Music Factory, 900 N.C. Music Factory Blvd., Suite B3. 980-321-4702.www.cltcomedyzone.com.
Folks in the Lake Norman area can partake in The Chuckleheads' Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza at Warehouse Performing Arts Center on Friday. The Charlotte-based troupe uses tactics similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway? and encourages audience participation. In other words: They don't have a show without you. For more information on The Chuckleheads, visit www.planetimprov.com. $10-$15. May 11, 8 p.m. Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius.
When it comes to being both sassy and elderly, Grandma Lee has things covered. This hip little lady, also a proud (or not!) grandmother, is taking to comedy pretty late in life (Better late than never though, right?). After a stint on NBC's America's Got Talent, she taken to comedy clubs around the U.S. Though she keeps her act fairly clean, don't be surprised if a few sexual innuendo slip out of her mouth. $10. May 11-12, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. The Comedy Zone Fort Mill, 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill. 803-802-3990. www.thecomedyzonefortmill.weebly.com.