Best bets in Charlotte comedy this week



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

Tuesday, May 4

Stand-up Comedy at Lake Norman Comedy Zone at 8 p.m. (seating at 7 p.m.)

Julie McCullough from Growing Pains and Marc Price (Skippy) from Family Ties present the "Beauty and the Dweeb" comedy tour.

Galway Hooker~ 7044 Kenton Dr., Cornelius ~ $15 ~ Rated PG-13

Thursday, May 6

Funny First Thursdays at 9 p.m.

Funny First Thursday hosted by Kenny “FB Famous” Mack. This month's featured comic is Eli, fresh from The Mo'Nique Show

Twilight Caribbean Restaurant ~ 10210 Berkeley Place Dr.,  Charlotte

Friday, May 7

Improv Comedy by Sharazad Improv at 7 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.)

Absolutely nothing is scripted or rehearsed. Characters, plots, environments are all made up on the spot, and inspired from audience suggestions.

Wine-Up ~ 3306 N. Davidson St., Charlotte ~ $5 cash at Door

Saturday, May 8

Improv Comedy by 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., Charlotte ~ $10 cash at door

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