Best bets in Charlotte comedy, Aug. 3-7



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, Aug. 3

Chesney's Big Birthday Show at 9 p.m.

It's the birthday of one of our favorite comedians, Chesney Goodson, and he's assembled some of his favorite comics (Dave Nelis, Scott Stockton, Alfred Haywood, Chris O, and Brian Briscoe) to delight you.

Courtyard Hooligans ~ 140 Brevard Court, Charlotte ~ Free

Wednesday, Aug. 4

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

Thursday, Aug. 5

Improv Comedy & Stand-up Open Mic Night at 8 p.m. & 9:15 p.m.

Improv at 8 p.m. by Charlotte Comedy Theater. Then directly afterward is an open mic.

Fort Mill Comedy Zone at Madison's on the Corner ~ 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill~ $10

Friday, Aug. 6

Improv Comedy by Charlotte Comedy Theater at 8 p.m. & 10 p.m.

Competitive short form improv where Charlotte improvisers compete against one another for affection. Lots of audience participation involved.

Prevue~ 2909 N. Davidson St., Charlotte ~ $10 for each show

Saturday, Aug. 7

Stand-up Comedy at 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.

Nationally touring headliner James Sibley.

Fort Mill Comedy Zone  at Madison's on the Corner~ 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill ~ $10

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