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Here's a list comedy shows coming soon to Charlotte and the surrounding area:

• Funny Bone Improv. For more information, visit www.funnyboneimprov.com. $10 gets two people in. Jan. 26, 8 p.m. The Comedy Zone Fort Mill at Madisons on the Corner, 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill, S.C. 803-802-3990. www.thecomedyzonefortmill.com.

• Ken Evans. $10. Jan. 28, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.; Jan. 29: 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. The Comedy Zone Fort Mill at Madisons on the Corner, 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill, S.C. 803-802-3990. www.thecomedyzonefortmill.com.

• The Chuckleheads. Junior Chuckleheads show at 8 p.m.; Senior Chuckleheads show at 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.thechuckleheads.com. $5 in advance; $10 at the door. Jan. 29, 8 p.m. Morehead Street Tavern, 300 East Morehead St. 704-334-2655. www.moreheadsttavern.com.

• Patrick Garrity. $10. Feb. 1, 7 p.m. The Comedy Zone Lake Norman at Galway Hooker, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. 704-621-6373. www.lkncomedyzone.com.

• Patrick Garrity and Sid Davis. $10. Feb. 4, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.; Feb. 5, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.The Comedy Zone Fort Mill at Madisons on the Corner, 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill, SC. 803-802-3990. www.thecomedyzonefortmill.com.

• Tom Simmons. $10. Feb. 8, 7 p.m. The Comedy Zone Lake Norman at Galway Hooker, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. 704-621-6373. www.lkncomedyzone.com.

• Steve Hofstetter. Feb. 11, 8 p.m. UNC-Charlotte (Student Union), 9201 University City Blvd. 704-687-8622

• Tom Simmons. $15. Feb. 11, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.; Feb. 12, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. The Comedy Zone Fort Mill at Madisons on the Corner, 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill, SC. 803-802-3990. www.thecomedyzonefortmill.com.

• Shaun Jones. Special Valentine's Day show. $40. Feb. 14, 7 p.m. The Comedy Zone Lake Norman at Galway Hooker, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. 704-621-6373. www.lkncomedyzone.com.

• Showkase Comedy Spotlight. Featuring Navi Tha Poet, Nikita Blakeney, Paris Edwards and Sean Allen. Feb. 18, 9 p.m. Rameses Temple, 4919 Beatties Ford Road. 704-391-0050.

• Shaun Jones. Feb. 18, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.; Feb. 19, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. The Comedy Zone Fort Mill at Madisons on the Corner, 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill, SC. 803-802-3990. www.thecomedyzonefortmill.com.

• The Second City. Chicago's legendary sketch comedy troupe. $39-$43. Feb. 19, 8 p.m. Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill. 803-328-2787. www.yorkcountyarts.org.

• Jeanne Robertson. $29. Feb. 19, 8 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

• Tony Tone. $10. Feb. 22, 7 p.m. The Comedy Zone Lake Norman at Galway Hooker, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. 704-621-6373. www.lkncomedyzone.com.

• Tony Tone. $10. Feb. 25, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.; Feb. 26, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. The Comedy Zone Fort Mill at Madisons on the Corner, 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill, SC. 803-802-3990. www.thecomedyzonefortmill.com.

• Gallagher. $25. March 7, 7:30 p.m. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

• Gallagher. $25. March 8, 7 p.m. The Comedy Zone Lake Norman at Galway Hooker, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. 704-621-6373. www.lkncomedyzone.com.

• Laugh for the Cure. The event begins with hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction in The Atrium at 6 p.m. A live auction and the comedy show, featuring comedians James Sibley and Greg Hahn will follow in McGlohon Theatre at 7:15 p.m. Presented by The Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help raise awareness and funding for breast health programs in the community. March 10. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

• Doug Benson. $25. March 25, 8 p.m. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

Ongoing

• Charlotte Comedy Theater. Features Charlotte's improv comedy ensemble in a competitive battle of hilarity. High energy, audience interactive improv that's rated R. For reservations, call 803-548-6824. For more information, visit www.charlottecomedy.com. $10. Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Fridays, 8 p.m. Prevue, 2901 North Davidson St. 704-375-3747. www.prevuemusichall.com.

• Funny First Sunday. Featuring Nick Lewis and DS Sanders. First Sunday of every month, 8 p.m. $10. 8630 University Executive Park Drive. 704-968-2207. www.thehouseofjazz.net.

• Improv Charlotte. Long and short form comedic improv games. Proceeds benefit local and international charities. Held on the first Friday of every month. $5. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m. Wine Up, 3306 N. Davidson St., Charlotte. 704-372-2633. www.wine-up.com.

• Open Mic Night. Stand-up comedy open mic. Thursdays, 9:30 p.m. The Comedy Zone Fort Mill at Madisons on the Corner, 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill, SC. 803-802-3990. www.thecomedyzonefortmill.com.

• Open Mic. Sign up at 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 p.m. Jackalope Jacks, 1936 E. 7th St. 704-347-1918. www.jackalopejacks.com.

• Open Mic. Featuring comedians and musicians. No language or content restrictions. Each performer will be given fives minutes on stage. Must sign-up by 9:55 p.m.; Show starts at 10 p.m. Fridays. Petra's Piano Bar & Cabaret, 19191 Commonwealth Ave. 704-607-3062. www.petraspianobar.com.

• Pizza, Beer & Comedy. Open mic with comedians getting 7-10 minutes of stage time, followed by a featured act performing from 25-45 minutes. Hosted by Nicci Hoo. Tuesdays, 10 p.m. Mellow Mushroom, 2820 Selwyn Ave. 704-966-7499. www.mellowmushroom.com.

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