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, May 18

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

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

SK Net Café~ 1425 Elizabeth Ave.~ $2

Wednesday, May 19

Stand-up Open Mic at 9 p.m. (sign-up at 8:30 p.m.)

Show us your funny side and feel free to get up to tell your own jokes or just hang out with friends and take in the laughs.

Jackalope Jacks ~ 1936 E. 7th St., Charlotte~ Free~ Rated R

Friday, May 21

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 ~ Rated R

Saturday, May 22

Robot Johnson Sketch Comedy at 10 p.m.

Charlotte's premiere sketch comedy troupe returns to CAST Theater. Good humor by bad people. Funny at the binary level.

Carolina Actors Studio Theatre ~ 1118 Clement Ave., Charlotte ~ $15

Sunday, May 23

Bill Maher at 7 p.m.

Political comedian, talk-show host, and best-selling author Bill Maher returns to Charlotte for a show that promises to have you thinking every bit as hard as you laugh.

Knight Theater ~ 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte ~ $58 ~ Rated R

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