Best bets in Charlotte comedy this week, July 13-17



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, July 13

Stand-Up Comedy at Lake Norman Comedy Zone at 8 p.m.

Nationally touring headliner J. Jay Boyd.

Galway Hooker Irish Pub ~ 7044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius ~ $10

Wednesday, July 14

'It's Always Funny' Comedy Show at 8:30 p.m.

Awesome drink and barbecue specials, plus comedy by Steve Forrest, Jason Jeter, Connor Barrett and Dave Stone.

Dixie's Tavern ~ 301 East 7th St., Charlotte ~ Free

Friday, July 16

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, July 17

The Degenerates of Comedy at 8 p.m.

Get ready to laugh, cringe, cry, then laugh all over again at The Degenerates of Comedy Show! Host Julie O'Shea featuring Mike Buczek, Joe Phoenix, Jay Radford, DeVan Penegar, Aaron Bruggeman and Ryan Van Genderen.

Courtyard Hooligans ~ 140 Brevard Court, Charlotte ~ Free

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