Best bets in Charlotte comedy, Feb. 1-5


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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

Tuesday, Feb. 1

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 funny show.

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

Pizza, Beer & Comedy at 10 p.m.

Come and enjoy "Pizza Beer & Comedy" with your girl Nicci Hoo and special guest comedians.

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

Wednesday, Feb. 2

Open Mic at 10 p.m.

Do you have some new material to work out? Sign up at 9:30 p.m.

Jackalope Jacks ~ 1936 E. 7th St., Charlotte ~ Free

Thursday, Feb. 3

Improv Comedy by Chasing Parked Cars at 8 p.m.

This highly interactive comedy show needs your suggestions. (Followed by a free Open Mic at 9:30 p.m.)

The Comedy Zone Fort Mill at Madisons on the Corner ~ 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill ~ $7

Friday, Feb. 4

Funny Bone Improv at 8 p.m.

Interactive improv show for single people. Be prepared for a hilarious night of bad dates, awkward pick-up lines and weird seductions. In addition, there will be audience participation games to see who is the smarter sex and who has the better dance moves.

Hampton Inn ~ 9615 Independence Pointe Parkway, Matthews ~ $10

Improv Charlotte at 7 p.m.

Local improv with a global impact. Improv Charlotte (formerly Sharazad) will perform long form and short form comedic improv games (like Whose Line Is It Anyway?). Proceeds benefit Dove's Nest.

Wine Up ~ 3306 N. Davidson St., Charlotte ~ $5


Saturday, Feb. 5

Patrick Garrity with Sid Davis (pictured) at 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.

Patrick is comedic composer who has orchestrated symphonies of laughter with a versatility on stage that makes him an easy fit for any audience. Sid Davis is clean, clever, and classy. He's an amazing storyteller with hilarious twists.

The Comedy Zone Fort Mill at Madisons on the Corner ~ 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill, SC 29708 ~ $10

Improv Comedy by Charlotte Comedy Theater at 8 p.m.

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

Prevue ~ 2909 N. Davidson St., Charlotte ~ $10

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