Best bets in Charlotte comedy, April 5-9

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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, April 5

Opening Night of Taboo Tuesday Open Mic at 9:30 p.m. (comedians sign-up at 9 p.m.)

The good ole days are here again.  After an 8-month absence, this popular open mic reopens in a remodeled venue with a great new sound system.  The open mic has got the same heart, but with a classier, sleeker new bod.  It's the way open mic was meant to be with no language or content restrictions.

Crown Station Pub ~ Formerly the SK Net Cafe ~ 1425 Elizabeth St., Charlotte ~ $2

Wednesday, April 6

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, April 7

One Night Stand-up Showcase at 8 p.m.

Some of my favorites hit the stage: Derek Blackmon, Ryan Van Genderen, James Hodge and Steven Forrest.  FUN show leading in to open mic at 9:30 p.m.

The Comedy Zone Fort Mill ~ 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill

Friday, April 8 & Saturday, April 9

Mark Klein at The Comedy Zone Fort Mill at 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.

Mark, who is married and has a son, is also a Thoroughbred racehorse owner, real estate investor, writer, bourbon aficionado, and the official walker of the dumbest dog in the world.

The Comedy Zone Fort Mill ~ 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill ~ $10

Saturday, April 9

Comedy Improv Extravaganza bY Chuckleheads Improv at 7 p.m.

Student show at 7 p.m.  Followed by shows at 8 p.m. & 9 p.m.  Plus, it's leader Scott Pacitti's birthday!!

Morehead Street Tavern ~ 300 East Morehead St., Charlotte ~ $10 in advance; $15 at the door

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