Best bets in Charlotte comedy, Oct. 18-24



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

Monday, Oct. 18

Jamie Kennedy at 7 p.m.

Jamie Kennedy, a multi-talented comedian-actor-writer-producer, is a true hyphenate. He has gone on to work with some of Hollywood's biggest names, including George Clooney, Eddie Murphy, Steve Martin, and Will Smith.

Lake Norman Comedy Zone at Galway Hooker Irish Pub ~ 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius ~ $25

Daniel Tosh at 7:30 p.m.

Host of Tosh.0 on Comedy Central, you've seen Daniel on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The kids love him and we do too.

The Fillmore ~ 1000 Seaboard St., Charlotte

Tuesday, Oct. 19

Taboo Tuesday Stand-up Open Mic at 8 p.m.

Taboo Tuesday is the way open mic was meant to be: without content or language restrictions. Rated R. Comics come out for your five minutes. Hosted by Olie.

The Mill at Boudreaux's ~ 3306A N. Davidson St., Charlotte ~ $5

Wednesday, Oct. 20

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. On stage this week Katie Hughes, Zach Claywell, Brian Zarbock, Noah Lemmons, Steve Price, Tyler Cox, Bill "The Thrill" Cleveland, Nick Shaheen, Michael Robinette, Chris Weathers, Cody Hughes, and Big Daddy Mike.

Closet Nightclub ~ 1202 Charlottetown Ave. Charlotte ~ $5

Thursday, Oct. 21

Tim Wilson at 8 p.m.

Tim Wilson understands the life of the ordinary man - the mundane frustrations that everybody knows and puts up with - and they never sound better set to song.

Fort Mill Comedy Zone at Madison's on the Corner ~ 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill, SC ~ $20

Friday, Oct. 22

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, which means we need you.

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

Saturday, Oct, 23

PHA Charity Show at 1 p.m.

showcase the comedic talents of Gina Brillon and Julie Scoggins and will feature Charlotte's own Blue Chip Trio jazz band! PH patient Diane Ramirez will be our guest speaker.

Lake Norman Comedy Zone at Galway Hooker Irish Pub ~ 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius ~ $45 includes lunch buffet

Sunday, Oct. 24

Lily Tomlin at 7 p.m.

Lily Tomlin, one of America's foremost comedians, continues to venture across the ever-widening range of media by starring in television, theater, motion pictures, animation and video.

Belk Theater ~ 130 North Tryon St., Charlotte ~ $19.50

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