Monday, June 20, 2011

Best bets in Charlotte comedy, June 20-25

Posted By on Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 11:09 AM

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

Monday, June 20

Hideaway Stand-Up Showcase at 8:30 p.m.

Host Eddie Conz brings you some of this favorite local comics: Kevin Alderman, Karen Winns, Dick Garcia, Pat Sabre and Eric Shun. Also $2 drafts, $4 lunch boxes and food.

Hideaway Bar ~ 516 River Highway, Mooresville ~ $5

Tuesday, June 21

Taboo Tuesday Open Mic at 9:30 p.m. (Comedians sign-up at 9 p.m.)

The way open mic was meant to be with no language or content restrictions. Every comedian who signs up goes up for five minutes. Special guest host this week is Ben Jones.

Crown Station Pub ~ 1425 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte ~ $2

Wednesday, June 22

Open Mic at 10 p.m.

Comics work out new material (sign up at 9:30 p.m.). With host Ty Longworth.

Jackalope Jacks ~ 1936 E. 7th St., Charlotte ~ Free

Thursday, June 23

Open Mic Night at 9:30 p.m.

The mic opens up for everybody, so invite your friends out to watch you take the stage for your five minutes in the spotlight. Hosted by Chris Corrado. Sign-up at 9:15 p.m. (Plus improv show at 8 p.m.)

The Comedy Zone Fort Mill ~ 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill ~ Free

Thursday, June 23 & Friday, June 24 & Saturday, June 25

Grand Opening with Rob Schneider at The Comedy Zone at N.C. Music Factory

Comedian/actor is known for his goofy roles in Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Hot Chick, Grown Ups and more.

The Comedy Zone at N.C. Music Factory, 900 Seaboard St., Ste. B3, Charlotte ~ $30-$35

Friday, June 24

Improv Comedy by Charlotte Comedy Theater at 8 p.m.

Competitive short form improv where Charlotte's top improvisers compete against one another for your affection. Lots of audience participation.

Prevue ~ 2909 N. Davidson St., Charlotte ~ $10 cash at the door

Friday, June 24 & Saturday, June 25

Mo Alexander at The Comedy Zone Fort Mill at 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.

Alexander's style is to offend those people and ideals that have offended him; ideals such as ignorance, narrow-mindedness and for that matter, the easily offended.

Madison's On The Corner ~ 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill ~ $10

Saturday, June 25

Robot Johnson Sketch Comedy at 8:30 p.m.

Charlotte's favorite sketch comedy troupe makes its triumphant return in a new venue. Good humor by bad people.

The Mill ~ 3306A N. Davidson St., Charlotte ~ $12 cash at the door

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