Best bets in Charlotte comedy, July 19-24

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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, July 19

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 5 minutes. Very special guest host this week.

Crown Station Pub ~ 1425 Elizabeth St., Charlotte ~ $2

Wednesday, July 20

Shaun Jones at 8 p.m.

Like an accomplished chef, Shaun's comedy performances combine a cup of truth, a spoonful of originality, and a double twist of humor. When he takes the stage, he mixes his talents before the audience, bakes his show just right and serves up a unique dish to satisfy everyone's appetite.

The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 900 Seaboard St., Charlotte ~ $10-$15

Thursday, July 21-Saturday, July 23

John Witherspoon at 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.

You probably remember John Witherspoon as Ice Cube's (Craig's) outrageously funny, dog-catching dad in the smash urban trilogy Friday, Next Friday & Friday After Next.  John now plays Grandad Freeman in Cartoon Network's The Boondocks.  See America's favorite Dad.

The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 900 Seaboard St., Charlotte ~ $20-$25

Thursday, July 21

Charity Event with The Midlifer's Stand-up Tour at 8 p.m.

Samaritan’s Feet and The Midlifer's are teaming up to put shoes on the feet of underprivileged kids here in Charlotte.  Featuring Julie Scoggins, Ed Fox, Bruce Bellile and Kevin Alderman.

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

Friday, July 22

Lawrence Thomas at 8 p.m.  & 10:15 p.m.

As seen on A&E's An Evening at the Improv, National Lampoon's Comedy Playoff on Showtime and Comic Relief on HBO, TNN & Showtime. Sketch player on Fox's Best Damn Sports Show.

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

Saturday, July 23

Robot Johnson Sketch Comedy at 8:30 p.m.

Charlotte's favorite sketch comedy troupe makes its triumphant return in a new venue.

The Mill ~ 3306A N. Davidson St., Charlotte ~ $12 cash at the door

Sunday, July 24

Improv Comedy Playoffs by Charlotte Comedy Theater at 5 p.m. & 7 p.m.

It only comes around once a year -- join us for the 2nd round of Improv Playoffs at 5 p.m.  Then stay for the Championship round at 7 p.m.  Your vote declares the victorious team and who advances to the final playoff round.

The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 900 Seaboard St., Charlotte ~ $10-$12

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