Listed below is a roundup of CL's top picks for comedy shows in Charlotte this week. Hopefully, they keep you entertained and, more importantly, laughing out loud.
* Mo Alexander blames his strict religious upbringing on his career move into comedy. Who knew catholic school could have such positive effects? Alexander is slated to release his debut CD - titled Unscrewing Your Cranium - this month. It's being described as, "45 minutes of insanity from the early Mo period." $10. April 3, 7 p.m. The Comedy Zone Lake Norman at Galway Hooker Pub, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. 704-895-1782. www.lkncomedyzone.com.
* Asking a comedian for psychological advice doesn't seem like the brightest of ideas. After all, they're in the biz of picking fun at pretty much everything, so getting a serious (and sane) response is out of the question. Oddly, comedian Scotty K counseled troubled teens before plunging into stand-up. His PG-act is blends of random observations (basically anything he feels like talking about), improv and music. $10-$15. April 4-5, 8 p.m.; April 6, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.; April 7, 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. The Comedy Zone Charlotte at NC Music Factory, 900 Seaboard St., Suite B3. 980-321-4702. www.cltcomedyzone.com.