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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Best bets in Charlotte comedy, Jan. 10-15

Posted By on Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 10:35 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 www.CharlotteComedyLIVE.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 10
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 on stage for five minutes. This week's guest host is Ryan Van Genderen.
Crown Station Pub ~ 1425 Elizabeth St., Charlotte ~ $2

Wednesday, Jan. 11
Live Show & TV Taping for Crazy Late with Johnny Millwater at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)
Come be part of a live studio audience. This week's guests include comedian DC Curry, documentary film producer Scott Lazes and sexy cellist/vocalist Sarah Clanton Schaeffer.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., Charlotte~ $10

Thursday, Jan. 12-Saturday, Jan. 14
DC Curry (pictured below) at 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)
You know him as the host of BET’s Comic View. He also appeared in Next Fridayand Friday After Next.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., Charlotte ~ $10-$15

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Best bets in Charlotte comedy, Dec. 27-31

Posted By on Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 3:52 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 www.CharlotteComedyLIVE.com.

Tuesday, Dec. 27
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 on for five minutes. Special guest host this week John Colwell.
Crown Station Pub ~ 1425 Elizabeth St., Charlotte ~ $2

Wednesday, Dec. 28
Wacky Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. (new start time with sign up at 9:15 p.m.)
Hosted by Kevin Alderman. Free comedy, drink specials and prizes for the audience member who brings the most friends.
Jackalope Jacks ~ 1936 E. 7th St., Charlotte ~ Free

Wednesday, Dec. 28-Saturday, Dec. 31
John Wesley Austin at 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)
His observational humor captivates audiences. Then he picks up the guitar and treats the crowd to parodies of familiar country and songs and some of his originals too.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 935 N. Graham St., Charlotte ~ $10-$15

Thursday, Dec. 29
Open Mic Night at 9:30 p.m. (comics sign-up at 9:15)
Need to get out of the house after spending all day with family? Come laugh at us or take the stage for five minutes yourself. Ages 18 and up only.
The Comedy Zone Fort Mill ~ 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill

Friday, Dec. 30
Last Laffs of 2011 at 9 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.)
Hosted by Tito. With Kenny Speed. Featuring Queen Aishah as seen on BET's Comicview & HBO's DEF Comedy Jam. Includes after-party.
The Omega Fraternity House ~ 3301 Statesville Ave., Charlotte ~ $15-$20

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Saturday, Dec. 31
Tim Kidd (pictured above) at 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.
Pack up the babies, grab the old ladies, everyone goes to see Kidd. The charming hooligan from Louisville, Kentucky is easily described as a monkey with ADHD.
The Comedy Zone Fort Mill ~ 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill ~ $10

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Best bets in Charlotte comedy, Dec. 14-18

Posted By on Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 9:57 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 www.CharlotteComedyLIVE.com.

Wednesday, Dec. 14
Wacky Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. (new start time with sign-up at 9:15 p.m.)
Hosted by Kevin Alderman. Free comedy, drink specials and fun prizes for the audience member who brings the most friends.
Jackalope Jacks ~ 1936 E. 7th St., Charlotte ~ Free

Thursday, Dec. 15
Final 12x12 Super Challenge at 8 p.m.
The challengers have made it through a grueling 12 month process of writing a new 5 minute set every month. Come celebrate with us at our of final performance. Featuring Eric Shun, Derek Blackmon, Pat Sabre, Patrick Steward, DeVan Penegar, Debbie Millwater, D Moore, Eddie Conz, Chris Brown and Steve Price. Hosted by the Sid Davis.
The Comedy Zone Fort Mill ~ 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill ~ $5

Friday, Dec. 16
J Jay Boyd at 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.
With power, energy, voices and yes even words, J. Jay Boyd has been described as a hilarious, one man sitcom. Everything J. Jay does and experiences has instant potential to become part of his act, and he is the tour guide of the whacky world he perceives he lives in.
The Comedy Zone Fort Mill ~ 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill ~ $10

Saturday, Dec. 17
Pure Comedy Laughs Live Show & TV Taping at 8 p.m. (Please arrive at 7 p.m.)
Hosted by Nikita B. Featuring the comedy of Spike Davis, Simpi Net, Eric Shun, Mary Asher, Comedian Burpie, Grave Digga and Kevin Alderman.
Johnson C Smith University ~ 100 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte ~ $20

Sunday, Dec. 18
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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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Best bets in Charlotte comedy, Nov. 29-Dec. 4

Posted By on Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 5:00 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 www.CharlotteComedyLIVE.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 29
Tim Pulnick at The Comedy Zone Lake Norman at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.)
Pulnick brings a unique mix of high energy, quick wit and quirky antics to the stage. Most recently, he's appeared on the USA Network's Burn Notice, ABC's Charlie's Angels, and he's the voice of the offensive coordinator in the popular football video game Madden 2011.
Galway Hooker Pub ~ 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius ~ $10

Wednesday, Nov. 30
Wacky Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. (new start time with sign-up at 9:15 p.m.)
Hosted by Kevin Alderman. Free comedy and drink specials.
Jackalope Jacks ~ 1936 E. 7th St., Charlotte ~ Free

Wednesday, Nov. 30-Saturday, Dec. 3
Shaun Jones at 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
Jones' comedy performances combine truth, originality, and a double twist of humor.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 935 N. Graham St., Charlotte ~ $10-$15

Thursday, Dec. 1
Laugh It Up Thursdays at 8:30 p.m.
Join hosts Chris "Funnyman" Robinson and 92.7's Fly Ty as they bring you hilarious comedy. This week Comedian Zooman from Comedy Central and BET's Comic View.
Skandalos ~ 5317 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte ~ $10-$15

Friday, Dec. 2
Fresh Brewed Comedy Open Mic at 9 p.m. (Pre-show at 8 p.m.)
Check out the freshest open mic. Hosted by Ryan Van Genderen and featuring Blayr Nias.
Dilworth Coffee Concord ~ 350 George W. Liles Parkway NW, Suite 110, Concord ~ $5

Saturday, Dec. 3
Rated R: Improv Comedy by Charlotte Comedy Theater at 8 p.m.
Competitive short form improv where Charlotte's top improvisers compete against one another for audience affection.
Wet Willies ~ 900 Seaboard St., Charlotte ~ $10

Sunday, Dec. 4
Funny First Sunday at 9 p.m. (Doors open at 8 p.m.)
Allure ~ 1508 S. Mint St., Charlotte ~ $10

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Best bets in Charlotte comedy, Nov. 23-27

Posted By on Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 12:18 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 www.CharlotteComedyLIVE.com.

Wednesday, Nov. 23
DS Sanders at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
Sanders is a dead on writer who turns life's everyday simplicities into side splitting comedy routines.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 935 N. Graham St., Charlotte ~ $10-$15

Thursday, Nov. 24
Special Thanksgiving Edition Open Mic Night at 9:30 p.m. (Comics sign-up at 9:15 p.m.)
Need to get out of the house after spending all day with family? Come laugh at us or take the stage for five minutes yourself. Ages 18 and up only.
The Comedy Zone Fort Mill ~ 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill

Friday, Nov. 25
James Gregory at 6 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Whimsical reflections on life from the front porch.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 935 N. Graham St., Charlotte ~ $15-$20

Saturday, Nov. 26
Daniel Tosh at 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Comedian Daniel Tosh, known best for his mocking commentary on Comedy Central's Tosh.O, released a CD/DVD called Happy Thoughts earlier this year.
Ovens Auditorium ~ 2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte ~ $39.50 and up

Sunday, Nov. 27
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 audience affection.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 935 Seaboard St., Charlotte ~ $10

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Best bets in Charlotte comedy, Nov. 15-20

Posted By on Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 5:09 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 www.CharlotteComedyLIVE.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 15
Almost Homeless Comedy Tour at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
Stand-up comedy from seven people: Duncan Pace, Matt Connolly, Muggsy, Collette Desingue, Jeremy Jacksen, Louis Skaradek and Steve Cowen. Also featuring Charlotte’s own Blayr Nias.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 935 N. Graham St., Charlotte ~ $10

Wednesday, Nov. 16
Mike Speenburg at at 8 p.m. (Doors at 7 p.m.)
Conceived in the back of a '69 Firebird and raised on hush puppies and fried bologna, comic Mike Speenberg has taken his own unique brand of "generational comedy" across the country.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 935 N. Graham St., Charlotte ~ $10-$15

Thursday, Nov. 17-Saturday, Nov. 19
Julian McCullough at 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.
McCullough has been featured as a "New Face" at the Just For Laughs Festival in 2007, won the "New York's Funniest" comedy competition in 2008, filmed his comedy special, Comedy Central Presents in 2009 and recently appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 935 N. Graham St., Charlotte ~ $10-$15

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Best bets in Charlotte comedy, Nov. 8-13

Posted By on Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 5:31 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 www.CharlotteComedyLIVE.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 8
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 gets 5 minutes of stage time. Kayte Malik hosts this week.
Crown Station Pub ~1425 Elizabeth St., Charlotte ~ $2

Wednesday, Nov. 9
Johnny Millwater at 8:00 PM (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
If you find it difficult to describe comedian Johnny Millwater's act, then it's merely because of the number of diverse performance elements that he weaves into his show. His menagerie of talents (stand-up comedy, impressions, singing, sleight of hand, escape artistry and even fire eating) are tied together with one unifying thread - they're funny!
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 935 N. Graham St., Charlotte ~ $10-$15

Thursday, Nov. 10-Saturday, Nov. 12
The Wayans Brothers at 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
Shawn and Marlon’s past film credits include the hit comedies Scary Movie and White Chicks. And they were cast members on the Emmy Award winning TV series, In Living Color.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 935 N. Graham St., Charlotte ~ $35-$40

Thursday, Nov. 10
Laugh It Up Thursdays at 8:30 p.m.
Join hosts Chris "Funnyman" Robinson and 92.7's Fly Ty as they bring you hilarious comedy. This week features comedian Zooman from Comedy Central and BET's Comic View.
Skandalos ~ 5317 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte ~ $10-$15

Friday, Nov. 11
Michael Mack at The Comedy Zone Fort Mill at 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.
Mack's songs and parodies have played on "The Bob and Tom Show" and "XM Radio". It's a fun show.
Madison's On The Corner ~ 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill ~ $10

Saturday, Nov. 12
Robot Johnson Sketch Comedy at 9 p.m.
Charlotte's sketch comedy troupe makes its triumphant return in a new venue.
The Mill ~ 3306A N. Davidson St., Charlotte ~ $10

Sunday, Nov. 13
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 audience affection.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 900 Seaboard St., Charlotte ~ $10

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Best bets in Charlotte comedy, Nov.2-6

Posted By on Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 9:52 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 www.CharlotteComedyLIVE.com.

Wednesday, Nov. 2
Cometry at 8 p.m. (Doors at 7 p.m.)
With comedians Jawan Charley and Dave Martin and poets Tavis Brunson, Mo Man and Kataalyst. Hosted by JC.
Neighborhood Theatre ~ 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte ~ $10-$15

Thursday, Nov. 3
Laugh It Up Thursdays at 8:30 p.m.
Join hosts Chris "Funnyman" Robinson and 92.7's Fly Ty as they bring you hilarious comedy. This week comedian Zooman from Comedy Central and BET's Comic View.
Skandalos ~ 5317 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte ~ $10-$15

Friday, Nov. 4
Dale Jones at 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
His machine gun style of delivery and animated facial contortions combined with quick improvisations and non-stop physical comedy leaves the audience wishing they had his energy.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 935 N. Graham St., Charlotte ~ $10-$15

Saturday, Nov. 5
Robot Johnson Sketch Comedy at 9 p.m.
Charlotte sketch comedy troupe makes its triumphant return in a new venue.
The Mill ~ 3306A N. Davidson St., Charlotte, NC ~ $10

Sunday, Nov. 6
Rory Scovel at 8 p.m.
Whether discussing drugs, politics, or life in general his infectious stage presence and engaging charisma will quickly shift the vibe of any room.
Petra's Piano Bar and Cabaret ~ 19191 Commonwealth Ave., Charlotte ~ $10

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Best bets in Charlotte comedy, Oct. 25-30

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 9:30 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 www.CharlotteComedyLIVE.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 25
Mike Merryfield at 7 p.m.
Mike jokes in a friendly, easygoing style that goes down like a great beer on a hot summer day.
The Comedy Zone Lake Norman at Galway Hooker Pub ~ 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius ~ $10

Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 26-29
Tom Simmons at 8 p.m. & 10 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
Simmons was the winner of the San Francisco Comedy Competition. He is a soft-spoken, socially relevant comedian performing subject matter that ranges from the easily relatable to the mind-stretching funny.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 935 N. Graham St., Charlotte ~ $10-$15

Wednesday, Oct. 26
Wacky Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. (new start time with sign-up at 9:15 p.m.)
Hosted by Kevin Alderman. Free comedy, drink specials and fun prizes for the audience member who brings the most friends.
Jackalope Jacks ~ 1936 E. 7th St., Charlotte ~ Free

Thursday, Oct. 27
Laugh It Up Thursdays at 8:30 p.m.
Join hosts Chris "Funnyman" Robinson and 92.7's Fly Ty as they bring you hilarious comedy. This week comedian Zooman from Comedy Central and BET's Comic View.
Skandalos ~ 5317 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte ~ $10-$15

Friday, Oct. 28
Brendon Walsh featuring Carlos Valencia at 8 p.m. & 11 p.m.
Brendon has appeared on Comedy Central and NBC's Last Comic Standing. With DeVan Pennegar, Chris Layton and Carlos Valencia.
The Mill ~ 3306 N. Davidson St., Charlotte ~ $10-$15

Saturday, Oct. 29
Robot Johnson Sketch Comedy at 9 p.m.
Charlotte sketch comedy troupe makes its triumphant return in a new venue.
The Mill ~ 3306A N. Davidson St., Charlotte ~ $10

Sunday, Oct. 30
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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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Best bets in Charlotte comedy, Oct. 18-23

Posted By on Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 5:20 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 www.CharlotteComedyLIVE.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 18
Jason Russell at 7 p.m.
Russell's style is silly, hard hitting and real. His strong personality and high energy enables him to handle any situation that might happen in a live show.
The Lake Norman Comedy Zone ~ 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius ~ $10

Wednesday, Oct. 19
Hannibal Buress at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
A natural storyteller who can captivate a room with his words alone, Buress generates laughs with laid back, quirky observations that have become his trademark style.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 935 N. Graham St., Charlotte ~ $10-$15

Thursday, Oct. 20
12x12 Super Challenge at 8:30 p.m.
The brightest up-and-coming comedians debut their best new material. Hosted by JBliss. Featuring Derek Blackmon, Pat Volgerson, Eric Shun, DeVan Pennegar, Patrick Steward and D. Moore. Followed by open mic comedy at 9:30 p.m.
The Comedy Zone Fort Mill ~ 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill ~ Free

Friday, Oct. 21
Basile at 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
Basile’s blend of improvisation, and characters has made him one of the most sought after comedians. He was recently nominated for an Emmy and won a Peabody Award for best documentary series for ESPN’s 30 for 30 Series, The Legend of Jimmy The Greek.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 935 N. Graham St., Charlotte ~ $10-$15

Saturday, Oct. 22
Carlos Mencia at 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
One of today's most lauded entertainers and feared comics. His television show Mind of Mencia was an instant hit and his "No Strings Attached" special aired on Comedy Central.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 935 N. Graham St., Charlotte ~ $30-$35

Mon Frere's Hufflepuffed: A Harry Potter Comedy Extravaganza at 8:30 p.m.
The Greensboro-based sketch comedy troupe returns to The Mill for another hilarious Harry Potter themed gig. The Mill ~ 3306 N. Davidson St., Suite A, Charlotte ~ $10

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