Best bets in Charlotte comedy, April 12-16

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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 12

Gorilla Preschool Improv Comedy at 9 p.m.

Shows are  similar to Whose Line is it Anyway?. The entire direction of the show is dictated by the audience and their suggestions.

Petra's Piano Bar ~ 1919 Commonwealth Ave., Charlotte ~ $5

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

The way open mic was meant to be with no language or content restrictions.  Every comedian who signs up goes up for five minutes.

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

Wednesday, April 13

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 14

Charlotte House of Comedy at 9 p.m.

Brought to you by Charlotte's legendary comedian Nick Lewis.  This week starring comedian Antoine Blackman.

Allure ~ 1508 S. Mint St, Charlotte ~ $10

Friday, April 15 & Saturday, April 16

Spanky Brown at The Comedy Zone Fort Mill at 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.

Spanky shares his unique perspective on everything from his life, politics and religion, race relations and relationships.  Versatility and style best describe this veteran performer.

Madison's On The Corner ~ 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill ~ $10

Saturday, April 16

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.

Prevue ~ 2909 N. Davidson St., Charlotte, NC 28205 ~ $10 cash at the door

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