January 25, 2011 Arts » Cover story

Pin It
Submit to Reddit

All jokes aside(bar) 

What's cracking up folks at comedy shows across the city these days? Creative Loafing checked in with five of Charlotte's rising stars, and they offered a glimpse at some of the material they're using to kill audiences around town. Check 'em out:

"My wife will tell me about a problem she has and then get mad at me for trying to fix it. 'I don't want you to fix the problem, Kevin. I just want you to listen!' 'Fine, I'll remember that next time the yard needs to be mowed.'"

— Kevin Alderman

"My girlfriend and I like to role-play. One of our favorite scenarios is called Cop & Robber. That's where I play a detective and she plays a naughty bank robber; and I catch her in the act and handcuff her, and then I fill out paperwork for three hours."

— Steven Forrest

"Why do women with thin hair always wear their hair pulled back? Is it because they want us to read their minds?"

— Nicci Hoo

"I've always gone above and beyond. For my high school superlatives, I was voted 'Teacher's Pet' — as well as 'Most Likely To Eat One.'"

— Eric "Underweight Luva" Shun

"When we had our second child, my wife told me she wanted to have as many kids as we could afford. I said, 'Mathematically we'd have to get rid of one.'"

— Sid Davis

The Comedy Issue:

The joy and pain of comedian Oletha Cuevas

The past, present and future of Robot Johnson

The Comedy Zone returns to Charlotte

Improv Charlotte: On a mission to do good

All jokes aside(bar)

Upcoming comedy events

Pin It
Submit to Reddit


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Creative Loafing encourages a healthy discussion on its website from all sides of the conversation, but we reserve the right to delete any comments that detract from that. Violence, racism and personal attacks that go beyond the pale will not be tolerated.


More »

Search Events

Creative Loafing Charlotte Pick

Recover - CBD Roll On by Leef Organics

5% Bitcoin back
Roll-on relief by Leef Organics is a unique roller ball that includes cold-pressed, broad-spectrum whole plant CBD blended with wild crafted herbs, all on a mission to bring relief. Click for product details.
Earn bitcoin for shopping with Creative Loafing Charlotte
  • Landlocked gem

    Climbing aboard a tortured frigate
  • Daredevil No. 106

    Published by Marvel Comics. Plot and script by Ed Brubaker. Pencils and inks by Paul Azaceta.
  • Why are women attracted to burlesque? 1

    Burlesque performer Dita Von Teese draws a mostly female audience to her shows.

© 2019 Womack Digital, LLC
Powered by Foundation