Queen City Comedy Experience

The festival returns with three weekends of comedy, including icon Weird Al Yankovic, legendary stand-ups, improv, and more.

Blumenthal Performing Arts, Queen City Comedy, and The Comedy Zone will host The Queen City Comedy Experience, a 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, Comedy Bang Bang! Live!, stand-up comedian Bill Bellamy, and legendary sketch and improv comedy troupe The Second City will headline the 2022 festival.

This year’s festival will be bigger than those in previous years and held over three epic weekends of comedy. Venues include The Comedy Zone, Belk Theater, Knight Theater, Booth Playhouse, Stage Door Theater, QC Social, and Discovery Place.

“We are so excited to welcome comedy fans back for this year’s festival,” said Joe Hunsaker, special events manager for Blumenthal Performing Arts. “From large comedy shows to smaller local acts, there truly is something for everyone.”

Local Charlotte area stand-up comedians and improv troupes including Tara Brown, Don Garrett, Johnny Millwater, Jason Allen King, Now Are The Foxes, Improv Charlotte, Robot Johnson, ScrewUp TV, and more will also perform throughout the festival.

The full local lineup and schedule can be found online at blumenthalarts.org/queen-city-comedy-experience