Tuesday, February 21, 2012

LOL: Comedy in the Q.C.

Posted By on Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 11:10 AM

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.

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• NBC's hit reality series, Last Comic Standing was where Ralphie May made his claim to fame. The outrageous comedian isn’t afraid to tell heavy jokes that verge on offensive when they touch on subject matter such as race or the mentally challenged. Nonetheless, we’re still laughing. $25-$27.50. Thurs., Feb 23, 8 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 24-Sat., Feb. 25, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. The Comedy Zone Charlotte, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. 980-321-4702. www.cltcomedyzone.com.

• The solemnly single and happily (or not!) married can both find amusement in Over The Counter's latest show, suitably titled The Single Life vs. The Married Life. By picking fun at the pros and cons of both relationship statuses, the comedy troupe hopes to win over audience affection. In honor of Presidents Day being this week, they’ll also be remembering womanizer presidents and politicians whose historical scandals have left them turning red and blue. For more information on OTC, call 704-618-4203 or visit www.otcimprov.com. $5. 8 p.m. Plaza Hotel Carowinds, 3695 Foothills Way, Fort Mill.

• There were plenty of good things about the '80s — the rise of video games and Madonna — and then there were bad things, like neon color palettes and Andrew Dice Clay. The controversial leather lovin’ comedian dick-tated arenas with his obnoxious jokes and restructured versions of Jack and Jill nursery rhymes. So where has he been hiding the past couple of decades? We really don’t care. All that is important is the here and now and, yes, the Diceman is back. Touring before his upcoming stint on HBO’s Entourage, he performs at The Comedy Zone tonight. With Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson. $35. Sun., Feb. 26. 7 p.m. & 9:15 p.m. The Comedy Zone Charlotte, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. 980-321-4702. www.cltcomedyzone.com.

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