Best bets in Charlotte comedy this week, July 21-24



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

Wednesday, July 21

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 Street Charlotte ~ Free

Thursday, July 22

Johnny Millwater's "Young Comedians Special" at 8 p.m.  Pre-party at 7 p.m.

Nationally touring comedian Johnny Millwater follows the careers of young stand-ups very closely and he has gathered his four favorite rising stars from across the country for this very special, one-time performance. Featuring Carlos Valencia, Joe Zimmerman, Jon Dunn and Ryan Van Genderen.

Fort Mill Comedy Zone at Madisons on the Corner ~ 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill, SC ~ $10

Friday, July 23

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 24

The Chuckleheads at 8 p.m.

The "How's Your Summer Goin' So Far?" Comedy Improv Variety Extravaganza. Whether you are having the summer of your life or if it has been underwhelming so far The Chuckleheads are here to take your season to the next level. Rowdy, heavy duty audience participation comedy improv.

Morehead Street Tavern ~ 300 E. Morehead Street, Charlotte~ $5 in advance; $10 at the door

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