Best bets in Charlotte comedy, Aug. 24-28



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. 24

Stand-Up Comedy at Lake Norman Comedy Zone at 8 p.m. (seating at 7 p.m.)

Nationally touring headliner Kurt Green.

Galway Hooker ~ 7044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius ~ $10

Wednesday, Aug. 25

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. 26

Real American Comedy Stand-Up Showcase at 8 p.m.

Public access TV's Butch Hockersmith (host of Real Americans with Butch & Skeeter) hits the stand-up stage bringing you his favorite young comedians: Olie Cuevas, Spencer Yoo, Joe Phoenix and Chesney Goodson.

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

Friday, Aug. 27

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 for each show

Saturday, Aug. 28

Robot Johnson Sketch Comedy at 10 p.m.

Winner of Charlotte Magazine's 2010 Best of the Best for Sketch Comedy, Robot Johnson brings you and entirely new sketch show this Saturday night.  Funny on the binary lever.  Good humor by bad people.  This show is not to be missed. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre ~ 1118 Clement Ave, Charlotte ~ $15

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