Laughter is the best medicine, though it tends to be the worst legal defense. Salute the healing art of comedy with today's Groupon: for $20, you get six tickets to one non-celebrity show at the Comedy Zone at the NC Music Factory (a $90 value).
The Comedy Zone tunes giggle-boxes to the sounds of world-renowned comedians who provoke chortles in a traditional standup setting. Check out upcoming acts such as Pat Godwin (June 29–July 2), whose comedy songwriting ranges from absurd ditties such as "Gangsta Folk" to improvised tunes that fly off the cuff and land rhythmically onto his guitar strings. The fiery Grandma Lee (July 6–9) won acclaim on Last Comic Standing, where her quick wit and snide jokes about family and modern life planted her firmly on the vanguard of comedy. A singing, walking, banana-peel-blundering comedian, Todd Yohn has mastered the arts of musical and physical comedy, and entrances audiences with a slow-roasted mix of songs and oddball characters (August 3–6).
The Comedy Zone
Standing before a mural of the nighttime Charlotte skyline with "The Comedy Zone" imposed over a massive moon, nationally touring comics present finely honed humor. Within the NC Music Factory's sprawling entertainment complex, The Comedy Zone keeps punch lines rolling with its regularly stuffed calendar of established and up-and-coming jokesters. From table seats, visitors can wet their whistles with a bounty of domestic and imported beers, bottles of wine, four-straw margaritas, and savory cocktails and feast upon a menu of classic pub fare. Monthly open-mic nights test rookies' mettle, and armchair comics can sign up for classes where industry professionals ramp up joke-writing skills, obliterate stage fright, and share the secret noise that makes hecklers cry.
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