Your Queen City Comedy Experience Itinerary

Sep 16, 2019 / Blog
By Donnie Bales

The Queen City Comedy Experience, presented by Blumenthal Performing Arts, Queen City Comedy and the Comedy Zone, is fast approaching with events from September 22-29. We’ve created itineraries for all kinds of comedy lovers to customize the laughs! Follow one of our itineraries or create your own. Here are just a few highlights from Charlotte’s favorite comedy festival.


Family Friendly

Here is a list of family friendly performances and midday events for the early risers!

Saturday, September 28, 4:00 p.m. Tara Brown’s Clean Comedy Showcase

This clean comedy showcase is for everyone! Featuring Brandon Rainwater, Cheryl Garretson, Jeremy Alder, Kennedy Alexander Robertson, Paul Snyder, Sterling Thrill and Tara Brown

Saturday, September 28, 6:00 p.m. A Family Friendly Knight

This hilarious improv features comedians from NC, SC and VA!

Sunday, September 29, 6:00 p.m. Preacher Lawson

Preacher Lawson has been serving up his unique flavor of deliciously goofy, contagiously energetic comedy at clubs, colleges, and theatres nationwide.

For the Gamers…

If you like to be play games or watch others participate in challenges, this one’s for you!

Tuesday, September 24, 7:00 p.m. Queen City World Record Attempt

Start your week with being a part of Queen City history as we attempt to set the world record for most jokes in an hour!

Wednesday, September 25, 6:30 p.m. Games and Music

Columbia’s Tomorrowquest and Charlotte’s Background Noise are bringing musical improv and audience participation games for a chance to win some “fabulous” prizes!

Friday, September 27, 6:00 p.m. Facebreaker

A crowdplay event featuring local comics, Chris Monds, Evan Pittfield, James R. Hustle, Jonathan Williams, Lauren Ansley and Tyrone Burston.

Friday, September 27, 8:00 p.m. Funny On The Fly

Comedians have 30 minutes to prepare jokes on random topics! Featuring Brian Briscoe, Jason Allen King, Joe Hunsaker, Johnny Millwater, Jonathan Williams, Jordan Centry, Kennedy Alexander Robertson, Matt Barrentine, Randi Skye, Stacilou Askew and Todd Riley.

Saturday, September 28, 10:00 p.m. Carolina VS. Carolina

A comedy competition pitting North Carolina against South Carolina! Featuring Christian Johnson, Jas, Jason Allen King and Shaun Murphy.



For all the night owls who like their comedy unfiltered!

Wednesday, September 25, 7:30 p.m. Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross and Dave Attell

From the popular Netflix series of the same name, Ross & Attell incorporate stand-up, audience participation and their own style to an unforgettable night of laughs.

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Thursday, September 26, 9:00 p.m. Late Night Ladies: Girls Night Out

Who runs the world? We all know, it’s the ladies! Featuring Gaby Moore, Hillary Staple, Jennie Stencel, Julie J, Leigh Gannon, Melissa Ryan & Tara Brown.

Friday, September 27, 10:00 p.m. Late Night Variety

This after hours improv show features Haymaker, Hijinks, Mom's Adhesive and Spectral Spouse Improv Teams.

Saturday, September 28, 10:00 p.m. Late Night Stand Up

Unfiltered stand-up at its finest! Featuring Andy Forrester, James R. Hustle, Julio Hennessy, Normal Dennis, Paul Baeza and Topher Riddle.


Podcast Lovers

You won't want to miss these hilarious live shows!

Thursday, September 26, 6:00 p.m. Talk About Funny

A roast style talk show! Hosted by The Midlife Comic Jason Scholder, Talk About Funny features Don Garrett, Eric Trundy, Grace K. and Jennie Stencel.

Thursday, September 26, 7:00 p.m. Watch What Crappens Live!

Directly following Talk About Funny, this popular live podcast dissects every moment seen on Bravo TV’s reality shows.

Thursday, September 26, 9:00 p.m. Hari Kondabolu

This comedian, writer and podcaster has been named “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today” by the New York Times.


Friday, September 27, 6:00 p.m. Small Town Murder

Comedians James Pietragallo and Jimmie Whisman look at small towns, what makes them tick, and put their comedic spin on the murders that took place there.

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Friday, September 27, 10:00 p.m. Poppa Don Podcast Showcase

This unfiltered live podcast features Alex Spears, Brian O’ Neil, Chris Monds, Don Garrett, Evan Pittfield, Jason Scholder, Porsha Renee and Randyi Skye.

Saturday, September 28, 4:20 p.m. Doug Loves Movies

This live special will have surprise guests and a chance to win some prizes! Audience members are encouraged to bring movie-themed name tags.


For more information on the Queen City Comedy Experience, click here.