LOL: Comedy in the Q.C.

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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.

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Charlie Murphy isn't completely in his brother Eddie's shadow - in fact, he's wallowed his way to fame with his True Hollywood Stories sketches on Chappelle's Show. His reflections as a hot-headed security guard, mad reactor and party-goer for actor/comedian and younger bro Eddie Murphy have seriously made an impression - what kind of impression, well, we'll leave that up to you to decide. But his past exaggerated adventures with Prince and Rick James are pretty funny. For a glimpse at his latest material, check him out when he stops in at The Comedy Zone Charlotte. $20-$25. May 24, 8 p.m.; May 25, 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.; May 26, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; May 27, 7 p.m. The Comedy Zone Charlotte at N.C. Music Factory, 900 N.C. Music Factory Blvd., Suite B3. 980-321-4702. www.cltcomedyzone.com.

The Omegas of Charlotte's Coming to the Stage comedy show is set to feature headliner Spike Davis with Kenny Mack. $15-$20. May 25, 9 p.m. Omegas of Charlotte, 3301 Statesville Ave., Charlotte. 704-957-5707. www.piphiomegas.org.

Local improve troupe, Charlotte Comedy Theater doesn't ignore its audience, but rather uses them to their own advantage. Off-stage participation is a must in this R-rated performance. $10. May 26, 8 p.m. Wet Willies, 900 Seaboard St., Charlotte. 704-716-5650. www.wetwillies.com.

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