Best bets in Charlotte comedy, Oct. 4-9



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, Oct. 4
Celebrity Suzanne Westenhoefer at 8 p.m.
Bold, bawdy, and just plain hilarious Suzanne is not afraid to ask tough questions that uncover the laughs underneath, Suzanne's made a career out of telling the truth. And the truth is, life is funny.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 900 N.C. Music Factory Blvd., Charlotte ~ $20-$25

Wednesday, Oct. 5
Charity Event "Hurricane Relief Benefit" at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
Former WWE wrestler Shane "Hurricane" Helms was injured in a motorcycle accident here in NC back in May. Now several former WWE Superstars are coming together for a special night of comedy and charity including Mick Foley, Edge and Ric Flair. Special meet & greet afterward.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 900 N.C. Music Factory Blvd., Charlotte ~ $15-$30

Thursday, Oct. 6-Saturday, Oct. 8
Jay Phillips at 8 p.m.
His quick wit and likable personality landed him a spot on one of Baltimore's more successful radio morning shows. Named Baltimore's Comedian of the year, after winning the award in Washington DC the year prior. Variety magazine says one of the 10 Comics To Watch.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 900 N.C. Music Factory Blvd., Charlotte ~ $10-$15

Thursday, Oct. 6
Gorilla Preschool Improv at 8 p.m.
Similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway?, producing hilarious scenes from the audiences suggestions.
Petra's Piano Bar ~ 1919 Commonwealth Drive, Charlotte ~ $5 donation

Friday, Oct. 7
Shane McConnaghy at The Comedy Zone Fort Mill at 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.
Shane was the original voice of the Lucky Charms characters and he will make your night magically delicious! Shane is a comic who combines the best of both worlds: cleverly written material performed with an animated delivery.
Madison's On The Corner ~ 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill ~ $10

Saturday, Oct. 8
4th Birthday Improv Comedy Extravaganza by The Chuckleheads at 8 p.m.
Please join the proud parents, Planet Improv and Actor's Crib, Inc.. as they celebrate the birth of their improvisational love child with a party being held where it all began a scant four years ago, Actor's Theatre of Charlotte.Music by Ang Medlin and The Cloers. Special guests. Raffle prizes.
Actor's Theatre of Charlotte ~ 650 E. Stonewall St., Charlotte ~ $15-$20

Weird Al Yankovic: The Apocalypse Tour at 8 p.m.
Bringing destruction to the pop landscape with parodies of popular radio-friendly numbers.
Ovens Auditorium ~ 2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte ~ $35 and up

Robot Johnson Sketch Comedy at 9 p.m.
The Charlotte sketch comedy troupe brings its funny madness to the stage of The Mill.
The Mill ~ 3306A N. Davidson St., Charlotte ~ $12 cash at the door

Sunday, Oct. 9
Rated R: Improv Comedy by Charlotte Comedy Theater at 7 p.m.
Competitive short form improv where Charlotte's top improvisers compete against one another for your affection. Lots of audience participation.
The Comedy Zone Charlotte ~ 900 Seaboard St., Charlotte ~ $10

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