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.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

* C.I. Tip-off Comedy Show doors open at 8 p.m.

Stand-up from BJ Falls, Kenny Mack, and J Bliss. With DJ Shogun.

Therapy Cafe ~ 401 N. Tryon St. ~ $5

Wednesday, Feb. 24

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

Jackalope Jack's ~ 1936 E. 7th St. ~ $5

Thursday, Feb. 25

* 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 Music Hall ~ 2909 N. Davidson St. ~ No Cover

Friday, Feb. 26

* The Chuckleheads Improv Comedy at 8 p.m.

Musical, sketchy, improv comedy with high audience participation.

Beef O' Brady's ~ 940 Market St., Fort Mill, SC ~ Donations

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

Competitive short form improv where Charlotte’s top improvisers compete against one another for your affection. Lots of audience participation.

Prevue ~ 2909 N. Davidson St.~ $10

Saturday, Feb. 27

* Robot Johnson Sketch Comedy at 10 p.m.

Charlotte's premiere sketch comedy troupe returns to Carolina Actors Studio Theatre. Good humor by bad people. Funny at the binary level.

Carolina Actors Studio Theatre ~ 1118 Clement Ave.~ $10

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

Competitive short form improv where Charlotte’s top improvisers compete against one another for your affection. Lots of audience participation.

Prevue ~ 2909 N. Davidson St.~ $10

* Scott Francis at Holiday Inn Express in Matthews at 8 p.m.Francis has headlined at more than 170 comedy clubs and opened for big names like Whoopi Goldberg and Jessica Simpson, among others. Holiday Inn Express in Matthews ~ 9420 E. Independence Blvd. ~ $15-$20 ~ 704-535-0000.

Sunday, Feb. 28

* Steve Hofstetter at Tremont Music Hall at 9 p.m.

Hofstetter has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, E! True Hollywood Story, and will be on upcoming episodes of Comics Unleashed and Comedy All-Stars. Phil Mazo opens.

Tremont Music Hall, 400 W. Tremont Ave. ~ $12-$17

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