CHARLOTTE COMEDY THEATER Celebrating seven years of high-energy comedy. Shows Fri.-Sat. at 8 p.m. $10. Rated R. Friday, 10 p.m. Mitosis Live, 1308 The Plaza. 866-improv1. www.charlottecomedy.com.
JOHN REEP Hickory native and 2007 winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing, Reep makes his way to Charlotte for a night of laughs. $20-$25. Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
MATTHEWS COMEDY ZONE Matthews Maddness. Showcases comedians in the Southeastern region. First and third Thursday of every month. 8:15 p.m.; Scotty K with Jason Benci. Aug. 22, 23; Carolina Improv Jam. A night of improv games, sketches and laughter. Second Thursday of every month. 8:15 p.m.; David L's Comedy Showcase. David L selects eight comedians to showcase their talents. 8:15 p.m. Aug. 28; Kurt Green with Andy Peters. Aug. 29, 30. 11329 E. Independence Blvd. (Matthews). 704-845-2211. www.matthewscomedyzone.com.
LKN COMEDY ZONE Kurt Green with Derrick Tennant. 8 p.m. Aug. 26. 17044 Kenton Drive. (Cornelius). 704-895-1782. www.lkncomedyzone.com.
CARLOS MENCIA The Mind of Mencia star will bring his At Close Range tour, featuring lots of political and cultural comedy. $42.50. 8 p.m. Sept. 5. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-372-1000. www.ovensauditorium.com.
BOB AND TOM COMEDY ALL-STARS Featuring Bob Zany, Drew Hastings, Greg Warren, Nick Griffin, Paul Mecurio, Dwayne Perkins and Chick McGee. $30.50. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-372-1000. www.ovensauditorium.com.
NBC'S LAST COMIC STANDING LIVE TOUR Season 6 of Last Comic Standing premiered May 22 on NBC. The Emmy-nominated laugh fest returns with an all new group of the world's funniest comics. Watch the series this summer on NBC, then see the finalists perform live at the Last Comic Standing Live Tour. $21-$49. 7 p.m. Sept. 28. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
LKN COMEDY ZONE Michael Mack with Greg Lausch. 8 p.m. Sept. 9; Dan Swartout. 8 p.m. Sept. 16; Mark Klein. 8 p.m. Sept. 23 17044 Kenton Drive. (Cornelius). 704-895-1782. www.lkncomedyzone.com.
THE CHUCKLEHEADS The Happy Birthday to Us Comedy Improv Variety Extravaganza. $5. Oct. 18, 8 p.m. Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Morehead St. 704-342-2251. www.thechuckleheads.com.
TERRY FATOR WITH JAMES GREGORY Winner of NBC's America's Got Talent, Fator, a ventriloquist gives his puppets the know-how on humorously imitating national recording artists. $45.50-$55.50. 7 p.m. Oct. 10. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
THE SECOND CITY: DEFACE THE NATION Featuring all-political customized comedy with scenes and songs that poke fun at political parties and more. $29.50-$34.50. Oct. 14-19. Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
Lake norman COMEDY ZONE Julie Scoggins. 8 p.m. Oct. 7; Hypnotist Rich Guzzi. 8 p.m. Oct. 14. 17044 Kenton Drive. (Cornelius). 704-895-1782. www.lkncomedyzone.com.
RAGGS LIVE! DANCE PARTY The family-friendly event features dance, music, educational concepts and dogs from the public television series Raggs. $12-$25. 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 23. Halton Theatre (CPCC), 1206 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534. http://halton.cpcc.edu.
TIMELESS BALLETS BY BALANCHINE The Charlotte Symphony performs the scores of three works by the legendary George Balanchine. Former New York City Ballet stars and Balanchine protégés, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride keep the Balanchine tradition alive with this presentation of La Sonnambula, Raymonda Variations and The Four Temperaments. $60-$290. Sept. 18-20. Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 19, 20, 8 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
PETER & THE WOLF AND CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS Experience a delightful afternoon of story ballet and classical music with Mark Diamond's Peter & The Wolf and Carnival Of The Animals. Watch as two young boys set out on exciting adventures, one in his village and the other in a magical museum. $60-$150. Sept. 20-21, 2 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
INNOVATIVE WORKS Presented by the North Carolina Dance Theatre, this show celebrates 10 years of dance and shows the new works by Mark Diamond, Sasha Janes and Dwight Rhoden. Oct. 30-Nov. 8. Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 31, Nov. 1, Nov. 7 and Nov. 8, 8 p.m. Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
JOSE PORCEL: BALLET FLAMENCO From folkloric dances in Valencia to sold out performances at the Opera de Paris, Jose Porcel is a world renowned dancer. 8 p.m. Nov. 3. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
WINTHROP DANCE THEATRE This concert features works choreographed by faculty and guest artists, who offer a variety of dance styles. Nov. 5-8, 8 p.m.; Nov. 9, 2 p.m. Johnson Theatre, Winthrop University, 115 Johnson Hall, Rock Hill, S.C. 803-323-4014. www.winthrop.edu.
CALO FLAMENCO: BALLET DE MARTIN GAXIOLA A professional flamenco company with over 15 talented dancers creating audio and visual audience experiences. $20. 8 p.m. Nov. 19. Duke Family Performance Hall (Davidson College), 207 Faculty Drive. 704-894-2361. www3.davidson.edu.