Best bets in Charlotte comedy this week, June 15-19

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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, June 15

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

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

SK Net Café ~ 1425 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte ~ $2 ~ Rated R

Wednesday, June 16

* Improv Comedy by mitOsis Productions at 8 p.m. & 10 p.m.

Colby Davis and James Walker bring you fast, wild, hysterical improvisational comedy in a two man show at 8 p.m..  Then stay for a 10 p.m. showing of hilarious sketch comedy.

Courtyard Hooligans ~ 140 Brevard Court, Charlotte ~ $10 ~ Rated R

Thursday, June 17

* John Leguizamo: Klass Klown at 7:30 p.m.

Exploding with energy taking audiences on a non-stop fever-pitch adventure, heating up the stage with vivid accounts of where he's been and the colorful characters who've shaped different facets of his life.

Booth Playhouse ~ 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte ~ $34.50 ~ Rated R

Friday, June 18

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, June 19

* The 5 Jokers Comedy Tour at 8:30 p.m.

Featuring Deray Davis, Lavell Crawford, Arnez J, Earthquake and John Witherspoon.

Bojangles' Coliseum ~ 2700 E Independence Blvd., Charlotte ~ $35 and up  ~ Rated R

* 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., Charlotte ~ $15 ~ Rated R

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