Best bets in Charlotte Comedy, Aug. 9-14

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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, Aug. 9
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 ~ 1425 Elizabeth St., Charlotte ~ $2

Wednesday, Aug. 10
Open Mic at 10 p.m.
Show us your funny side and feel free to get up to tell your own jokes. Or just hang out with friends and take in the laughs. Sign-up at 9:45 p.m.
Jackalope Jacks ~ 1936 E. 7th St., Charlotte ~ Free

Wednesday, Aug. 10-Saturday, Aug. 13
Paul Hooper at 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.
Paul Hooper hits the stage with thought provoking, politically incorrect comedy that slams society and himself with absolute irreverence. HBO ranks him in the top twenty-one of all comedians.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 900 Seaboard St., Charlotte ~ $10-$15

Thursday, Aug. 11
Martin Lawrence at 8 p.m.
You know him from the Big Mommas movie and the television show, Martin. Lawrence's roots started with stand-up in Washington DC and appearance on Star Search.
Time Warner Cable Arena ~ 333 E. Trade St., Charlotte ~ $45.50 and up

Friday, Aug. 12
D. Cameron at The Comedy Zone Fort Mill at 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.
Spreading good clean comedy like the flu, this entertaining comedian is a refreshing change with a unique way of looking at everyday living. Opened for John Witherspoon, Chris Rock and Sinbad.
Madison's On The Corner ~ 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill ~ $10

Saturday, Aug. 13
Charity Event Queen City Comedy Throwdown at 7 p.m.
Benefiting Cystic Fibrosis. Mix of improv, sketch and stand-up comedy. Gorilla Preschool improv, Robot Johnson sketch comedy, Kayte Malik, Will Spann, Brian Zarbock & Noah Lemmons.
The Chop Shop ~ 399 E. 35th St., Charlotte ~ $10 cash donation at the door

Sunday, Aug. 14
Family Friendly Improv Show by Charlotte Comedy Theater at 5 p.m.
The kids will love seeing their suggestions come to life in scenes by our improv actors. Clean fun for the whole family.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 900 Seaboard St., Charlotte ~ $5-$10

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