Best bets in Charlotte Comedy, Aug. 16-21



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, Aug. 16
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. This week hosted by John Colwell.
Crown Station Pub ~ 1425 Elizabeth St., Charlotte ~ $2

Wednesday, August 17
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

Thursday, Aug. 18-Saturday, Aug. 20
Tammy Pescatellia at 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.
Finalist on Last Comic Standing. Tammy now appears on the reality series, A Stand Up Mother.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 900 Seaboard St., Charlotte ~ $10-$15

Thursday, Aug. 18
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 back in Washington DC and appeared on Star Search.
Time Warner Cable Arena ~ 333 E. Trade St., Charlotte

Friday, Aug. 19
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.
Madison's On The Corner ~ 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill ~ $10

Saturday, Aug. 20
Chuckleheads Improv at 8 p.m.
Charlotte's Chuckleheads perform a hilarious Whose Line Is It Anyway? style of family friendly improvisational comedy. Features heavy-duty audience participation.
Arts Council of York County ~ 121 E. Main St. ~ $10 cash at the door

Sunday, Aug 21
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 and fun for the whole family.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 900 Seaboard St., Charlotte ~ $5 for ages 5-15 years old; $10 for all others

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