Best bets in Charlotte comedy, Aug. 30-Sept. 5

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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.

Monday, Aug. 30

Graduation Showcase at Lake Norman Comedy Zone at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.)

They've been hard at work the last 8 weeks writing their sets, now come out and see the freshest comedy in town.  You'll hardly believe it's a student show.

Galway Hooker ~ 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius ~ Free

Tuesday, Aug. 31

Carlos Mencia at 7:30 p.m.

Carlos uses his unrelenting provocative nature and unabashed humor to poke at racial stereotypes and modern day absurdities.

McGlohon Theatre~ 345 North College St., Charlotte ~ $35

Wednesday, Sept. 1

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, Sept. 2

Charlotte Comedy Theater Improv Showcase at 8 p.m.

By special request, Charlotte's premiere improv troupe storms the Fort Mill Comedy Zone.  Knee-slapping, side-splitting, fast-paced improv comedy.  Each show is unique based on audience suggestions, so you don't want to miss this one-time only show.

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

Friday, Sept. 3

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, Sept. 4

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

Nationally touring headliner Brad Brake.

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

Sunday, Sept. 5

Funny First Sunday at 9 p.m.

Nick Lewis, DS Sanders, with headliner Shaun Jones.  Band and after party.

House of Jazz ~ 8630 University Exec Park Drive, Charlotte ~ $10 in advanced;  $15 at the  door

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