Announcing Queen City Comedy Experience 2022!

For the first time since 2019, Blumenthal Performing Arts, Queen City Comedy, and The Comedy Zone will host The Queen City Comedy Experience, Charlotte’s premier comedy festival highlighting several dozen local and national acts from a wide variety of genres. The festival returns to multiple venues in Uptown Charlotte July 31-August 28. 

Iconic comedy musician Weird Al Yankovic, IFC’s podcast Comedy Bang Bang, stand up comedian Bill Bellamy and legendary sketch & improv comedy troupe The Second City will headline the 2022 festival. 

This year’s festival will be held over three weekends, expanding beyond past festivals one weekend schedule. Venues include The Comedy Zone, Belk Theater, Knight Theater, Booth Playhouse, Stage Door Theater, and QC Social.

Festival info and events will be added here as they are announced.

Workshops

This year, one of the major experiences of the Queen City Comedy Experience is the Workshop Experience! Featuring experts from Second City, and Comedy Dance Chicago as well as a few others to be named, we are pumped to offer exclusive comedy centered trainings to our local performers and community!

Bill Bellamy

Aug 13 - 14, 2022

Comedy Bang Bang

Groups of 10+ receive 10% off. One Complimentary ticket available for groups of 10 or more. 

Aug 18, 2022

Ginger Billy

Aug 18 - 20, 2022

The Second City Out of the House Party

Groups of 10+ receive 10% off. One Complimentary ticket available for groups of 10 or more. 

Aug 19, 2022

Don "D.C." Curry

Aug 25 - 27, 2022