Queen City Comedy Festival Jan 27th: Funny Ladies of Charlotte

Facebook Image for That's What She SaidCharlotte Community Radio is a proud supporter of the very first Queen City Comedy Festival, hosted by Queen City Comedy and Acting Out Studio, scheduled for this weekend, January 27th through the 29th.

On Friday, January 27th at 10pm, I will be the Master of “Comedic” Ceremonies during the Funny Ladies of Charlotte. The two acts partaking in this specific show include That’s What She Said, a “longform show that allows you to see the world through our wacky eyes” and The Queen City All Stars of Comedy, “the best players from each of the top teams in Charlotte… featuring a Dream Team of the funniest women in the Queen City with members from Charlotte Comedy Theater, Improv Charlotte, Now Are the Foxes, Robot Johnson, Mom’s Adhesive, and more!” These two improv groups are the cream of the crop in Charlotte. 

This truly is a full circle moment for me. Over a year ago, I shared my radio dreams with a fellow classmate of Charlotte Comedy Theatre who introduced me to Bridget B. Sullivan,  the founder of Charlotte Community Radio and here we are a year later!

I am honored to be emceeing this event and excited to take a peek back into the world of Charlotte’s comedy scene.

“Laughter is needed now more than ever, and this festival is intended to shine a spotlight on the fantastic comedy talent apparent in the Charlotte comedy community.”, says festival co-founder Cale Evans. According to festival co-founder Elizabeth Byland, “Some of the best improvisors and comedians in the country are right here in Charlotte. This festival provides a showcase for them, and a chance for the rest of us to just laugh for a weekend.” Queen City Comedy Festival

Funny Ladies of Charlotte starts at 10pm at Acting Out Studio, 8145 Ardrey Kell Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28277.




The Queen City Comedy Festival – Jan 27th Thru 29th

Come out and be a part of the Very First Queen City Comedy Festival!

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What is the Queen City Comedy Festival? It is exactly what it sounds like, a 3 day festival for some of the local comedic talent of Charlotte to showcase their skills. Whether you prefer improv, sketch, or stand-up it will all be featured at this festival. This event is hosted by Queen City Comedy, a non-profit organization hell-bent on making Charlotte the funniest city in America and Acting Out Studio, a cutting edge acting studio in Charlotte, North Carolina, established by Los Angeles actress Kamber Hejlik in 2009.

Where is the Queen City Comedy Festival being held? The whole festival takes place at Acting Out Studios, located at 8145 Ardrey Kell Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28277. Ticketing information can be found here: Queen City Comedy.

When is the Queen City Comedy Festival? January 27th-29th.

I bet most of you didn’t even know that Charlotte had a comedy scene, let alone one large enough to host its own festival. With over 25 confirmed acts, we’re out to prove you wrong. With a stage both upstairs and downstairs, there will be two shows going on at once both Friday and Saturday night. That’s a lot of comedy.

Already confirmed to perform are some of Charlotte’s longest running comedy troupes like Charlotte Comedy Theater, Now Are The Foxes, Improv Charlotte, and Robot Johnson. That’s not even including some of Charlotte’s funniest stand-up comedians who will also perform that weekend. Psssst! I’m one of them. Seriously, when will you ever get to see this much comedy under one roof? NEVER! So make it a point to attend this festival.

Has anyone ever told you you were funny? Do you think you have what it takes to be a comedian? The Queen City Comedy Festival is a great place to start. There will be workshops both Saturday and Sunday during the day and these workshops are taught by some of Charlotte’s best instructors. You’ll have your pick of Improv for Kids, Improv 101, Sketch Writing, Musical Improv, and more once you sign up.

This will be a ground breaking weekend for the Charlotte Comedy Scene and Charlotte Community Radio is proud to be a media partner of this festival. Look for a few of our show hosts who will be there volunteering and/or mcing one of the shows.

Aug 25th: We’re Hangin’ With Hannah At EagleSpeak Coffee House

Logo for Eaglespeak Coffee HouseWe’re thinking you’ve already read the news about our media partnership with EagleSpeak Coffee House. This establishment is owned and operated by Sarrah Kelly, located near the Historic South End of Charlotte and within easy walking distance to the Scaleybark light rail station. As a media partner, Charlotte Community Radio will assist in promoting the local music and artists that are showcased at the coffee house each month, interview performers during one of our LIVE shows, and we’ll be in attendance at one if not two shows per month.

Photo of Hannah CaseThe first show we attended was the July 27th, Jazz Sip & Chat, hosted by Charlotte vocalist Nicci Canada, and on Thursday, August 25th, we’ll be in-the-house for Hannah Case‘s Open Mic night.

Hannah is a music educator, singer, songwriter, keyboardist, and guitarist who performs in Charlotte, aka the Queen City, and the surrounding areas.

Looks like she hosts these open mics on a regular basis so keep an eye on the EagleSpeak Cofee House Facebook event’s page for all the show updates, and come on out for some great local music.

Here’s a list of upcoming performances to put on your calendar.

Friday, August 26th: Sean Carrouth & Friends at 8pm
Saturday, August 27th: Diana Wade & Friends at 8pm
Wednesday, August 31st: The Speakeasy Jazz CLT w/Leah Palmer-Licht & Greg James at 7pm
Wednesday, September 7th: Blue Tulip Bookie & Blues at 7pm