Best bets in Charlotte comedy, Oct. 12-17

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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.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

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

Nationally touring headliner Jim Holder. Jim strikes incredibly close to home with his deceptively-friendly, yet cynical descriptions of everyday subjects.

Galway Hooker ~ 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius ~ $10

Wednesday, Oct. 13

Explicit Content Stand-up Showcase at 9:30 p.m.

Hosted by Ryan Van Genderen. Charlotte's comics break out their hardest hitting, edgiest humor that's too bold for other stages. This show is not for the easily offended.

Closet Nightclub ~ 1202 Charlottetown Ave. Charlotte ~ $5

Thursday, Oct. 14

Robot Johnson: Easy Company Sketch Comedy at 8 p.m.

Robot Johnson was voted by Charlotte Magazine in 2010 as Best of the Best for sketch comedy. And now they've added some new recruits - they've auditioned, they've rehearsed, and now they're ready to perform for you. A great show not to be missed.

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

Friday, Oct. 15

One-Night, One-Mic Stand-up Showcase at 8:30 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.)

Hosted by Montee Rogers. With D. Moore & Chesney Goodson. Featuring Jon Dunn. With Headliner Eli Southern. Plus, it will be Chesney Goodson's last night in town before leaving for NYC, so be sure to support him and send him off right.

Ramses Temple ~ 4919 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte ~ $15

Saturday, Oct. 16

The Chucklehead's Improv Birthday Extravaganza at 8 p.m.

So join the Carolina's ballooniest, surprisiest, candleiest, cakiest, ice creamiest, presentiest, wishiest, Happy Birthday to youiest, improv comedy crew as they blow out their three candles and make a wish.

Morehead Street Tavern ~300 East Morehead St., Charlotte ~ $10 at door ($5 in advanced)

Chelsea Handler at 8 p.m.

As one of the nation's most outrageous and successful female stand-ups, Chelsea mixes fearless honesty, ironic riffs and self-deprecations with an abundance of always fresh material. She is best known for her own E! Entertainment show, Chelsea Lately.

Time Warner Cable Arena ~ 333 East Trade St., Charlotte ~ $55

Sunday, Oct. 17

Comedy Turns Right: Common Sense Comedy for Uncommon Times at 7 p.m.

A one-night stand-up event featuring James Gregory and Mark Klein. This is a family-friendly event that brings two hilarious, conservative points of view to the stage in a comedy show that sharply and intelligently presents humor that amuses instead of attacks, and reflects America's best values of independence and self reliance.

Booth Playhouse ~ 130 North Tryon St., Charlotte ~ $25

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