Monday, September 19, 2011

Best bets in Charlotte comedy, Sept. 19-25

Posted By on Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 2:12 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

Monday, Sept. 19
The Hideaway Comedy Showcase at 8:30 p.m.
Watch the show then check out the Monday night football on the big screen. Drink specials include $2 drafts, $4 well drinks and $4 lunch box shots. Mix of great returning comics plus some fresh faces.
The Hideaway ~ 516 River Highway, Mooresville ~ $5

Tuesday, Sept. 20
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. This week John Colwell hosts.
Crown Station Pub ~ 1425 Elizabeth St., Charlotte ~ $2

Wednesday, Sept. 21
Celebrity Craig Shoemaker at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
Named Comedian of the Year by the American Comedy Awards on ABC, Craig Shoemaker's half-hour Comedy Central special has been voted by viewers as one of the network's "Top 20" stand-up specials of all time.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 900 Seaboard St., Charlotte ~ $20-$25

Thursday, Sept. 22-Saturday, Sept. 24
Anjelah Johnson at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
Johnson became an internet sensation with her viral video "Nail Salon" and later, she appeared on MADtv as a series regular, which spawned another internet sensation "Bon Qui Qui."
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 900 Seaboard St., Charlotte ~ $20-$25

Thursday, Sept. 22
Matt Ward & Friends at 8 p.m.
Matt Ward has shared the stage with comics such as Doug Standhope and Kyle Kinane. Ward is the founder of The Crackers of Comedy Tour and The Rocky Top Comedy Contest. Also with DeVan Pennegar, Chris Layton and Brian Zarbock.
Petra's Piano Bar & Cabaret ~ 1919 Commonwealth Ave., Charlotte ~ $5

Friday, Sept. 23
L.A. Hardy at 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.
A natural actor, Hardy has been seen on MTV, VH1, ABC's According to Jim, BET's ComicView, and in indie films such as China Dolls, Footsteps, The Good Fight, and The Last Angry Black Man.
The Comedy Zone Fort Mill ~ 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill ~ $10

Saturday, Sept. 24
Family Friendly Improv by The Chuckleheads at 7 p.m.
The Chuckleheads' Super Duper Totally Family Friendly For All Ages Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza.
First Christian Church ~ 1200 East Blvd., Charlotte ~ $7 suggested donation

Sunday, Sept. 25
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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