Best bets in Charlotte comedy this week

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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.

Monday, Dec. 14

* Laugh-A-Latte Open Mic at 8 p.m.

Featuring comedy, live music, and a DJ.

PJ's Coffee & Lounge ~ 210 E. Trade St., Charlotte, NC 28204 ~ Free

Tuesday, Dec. 15

* Stand-Up Comedy at Lake Norman Comedy Zone at 7 p.m.

Nationally touring comedian Tony Tone.

Galway Hooker ~ 7044 Kenton Dr., Cornelius ~ 704-895-1782 ~ $10.

* Taboo Tuesday Stand-up Open Mic at 9 p.m.

Stand-up Comedy Open Mic. This show is Rated R. No content or language restrictions. Comics, last call for sign-up at 9:30 p.m. All comics get five minutes.

SK Net Café ~ 1425 Elizabeth Ave. ~ $2

* Tone X and Friends at 9:30 p.m.

Tone X and Chris Robinson host. Skandalos ~ 5317 E. Independence Blvd.

Wednesday, Dec. 16

* Stand-Up Open Mic at 9 p.m.

Jackalope Jack's ~ 1936 East 7th St.

Thursday, Dec. 17

* NoDa Stand-Up Comedy Showcase at Prevue Music Hall at 8 p.m.

Join host Mike Buczek as he brings you this weekly stand-up showcase featuring Charlotte's best up-and-coming stand-up talent.

Prevue ~ 2909 N. Davidson St. ~ No Cover

* Jokearoke & Karaoke Open Mic at Alive at 8 p.m.

Join host Just June and the producers of the Whitmire Variety Hour for this special open mic including Karaoke.

Alive ~ 2909 N. Davidson St. ~ $5

* Culture Beast Live Talk Show at 10 p.m.

A live talk show featuring comedy and political commentary by the producers of Habitual Ritual. With guests crime novelist Richard Helms, NoDa artisan William Puckett & band Cul-de-sac.

Cabo Fish Taco ~ 3201 N. Davidson St. ~ $10

Friday, Dec. 18

* Improv Comedy at Charlotte Comedy Theater at 8 p.m.

Short form shows similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Prevue ~ 2909 N. Davidson St. ~ $10 ~For reservations, call 803-548-6824

Saturday, Dec. 19

* Best of Robot Johnson Sketch Comedy at 10 p.m.

Charlotte's premiere sketch comedy troupe returns to Carolina Actor's Studio Theatre for "The Best of Robot Johnson" featuring their best original sketches, hilarious recurring characters, musical numbers and a quirky take on pop culture.

Carolina Actor's Studio Theatre ~ 1118 Clement Ave. ~ $15

* Improv Comedy at Charlotte Comedy Theater at 8 p.m.

Chicago-style long form.

Prevue ~ 2909 N. Davidson St. ~ $10 ~For reservations, call 803-548-6824

* Stand-up Comedy at Alive in NoDa at 8:00 PM

Stand-up comedy from nationally touring comedian Tony Tone.

Alive ~ 2909 N. Davidson St., Charlotte, NC ~ $15 ~ For reservations, call 704-930-2200

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