TheKnaq.com published 2/1/2018:
Welcome to my little nook of The Knaq. Here, I’ll discuss interesting information about Comedy and the Charlotte scene, hopefully with a few laughs sprinkled in.
You’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t like Comedy. Everyone likes to laugh, even the eternally miserable. And EVERYONE has an opinion about it. Comedy is a lightening rod for debate because it’s so often divisive, incendiary, and raunchy. It’s funny but Comedy and its effects are complex. That’s why it’s so great!
I can defend Comedy all day but I’d like to make one point. Comedy should be consumed LIVE. I love that Netflix and HBO are pumping out specials each week. We consume more Comedy today than ever before. But it’s happening on phones and TV’s instead of in clubs. People forget these comics have been touring for years and even decades developing their acts in venues across the country. Meanwhile, there’s talk of comedy clubs closing everywhere.
Go see LIVE COMEDY! Visit a comedy club or a bar show. It’s a fun and relatively inexpensive night out. Live performances are unpredictable. You might get a chance to see a veteran comic you’ve always wanted to see. Maybe you’ll be surprised by an unknown comic and become a fan. You might even find a local comic you enjoy and watch them develop over time. The Comedy Zone Charlotte located in the AvidXchange Music Factory is a great comedy club here in your city! You’ll find Celebrity Comedians almost every weekend with touring Feature acts and often local Emcees. Full disclosure, I’m fortunate enough to perform there regularly. Come see a show!