Best bets in Charlotte comedy, Jan. 25-29

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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, Jan. 25

Gorilla Preschool Improv Comedy at 9 p.m.

Shows similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway?. The entire direction of the show is dictated by the audience and their suggestions, making it a very funny show.

Petras Piano Bar ~ 1919 Commonwealth Ave., Charlotte ~ $5

Pizza, Beer & Comedy at 10 p.m.

Featuring Nicci Hoo & special guest comedians.

The Mellow Mushroom ~ 2820 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte ~ Free

Wednesday, Jan. 26

The New Year's Resolution Retraction Show by Funny Bone Improv at 8 p.m.

Forget about losing weight, getting sober, or finally taking that pesky paternity test. It's time to give up! Come enjoy the show where being a quitter is the answer.

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

Thursday, Jan. 27

Open Mic Night at 9:30 p.m.

The mic opens up for everybody. Hosted by Chris Corrado.

The Comedy Zone Fort Mill at Madisons on the Corner ~ 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill ~ Free

Friday, Jan. 28 and Saturday, Jan. 29

Ken Evans at 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.

Evans has appeared on NBC's Ed, Law and Order, and Last Comic Standing. He has also been featured in The New York Times, and appeared as a studio guest on The Bob & Tom Show.

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

Saturday, Jan. 29

Improv Comedy by The Chuckleheads at 8 p.m.

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

Morehead Street Tavern ~ 300 East Morehead St., Charlotte ~ $5 in advance; $10 at the door

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