- Welcome to CCT, the originating improv theater of Charlotte!
Thursday, January 8th is the first day of our next 6 week class session, please register asap if you would like to join us by e-mailng firstname.lastname@example.org. and see our class page for details. Classes have now been changed to THURSDAY nights! AS OF NOVEMBER 2014 We will also have 10 PM SHOWS EVERY SAT AND EVERY OTHER FRI !!!!
PBS profiles Charlotte Comedy Theater!
Welcome to the theater that started improv in Charlotte!
Charlotte Comedy Theater is an ensemble of highly skilled comedic performers who improvise scenes and games based on audience suggestions. Versed in both long and short form improvisation, our ensemble creates high energy, audience interactive comedy that will leave you laughing for days. Our Chicago roots are evident in our award winning training center, shows, private events and corporate team building workshop. CCT was the first improv theater and training center in Charlotte, and we continue to produce the areas best comedic talent as reflected in our winning "Best of the Best" several years running from multiple publications. CCT is one of those "you had to be there" experiences people talk about that you just won't get until you check it out for yourself. So come on out and see what Charlotte is laughing about. Our shows are still only $10 and we give you at least $52.75 worth of laughter in every show. That's a bargain.
If you want to see a show, check out our show pages, as we have many different styles of shows happening all the time.
If you are interestred in becoming an improviser, or just wanting to be more comfortable speaking in public or having more laughter in your life, check our our class page for our class schedule.
We also offer improv based team building workshops that keep everyone laughing while they learn. So if you are tired of the same ole corporate training, check out our workshop page.
Special guest workshop instructor, Kevin Shimko who originated at CCT has just returned from 6 years improvising in New York and is teaching workshops at CCT for improvisers on Sat, November 1st, 8th and 22nd from 4 - 7pm at Wet Willies. To register e-mail email@example.com.
BIO: Kevin Shimko has been doing improv for so long that his mother used to drive him to shows. But, that was a beard and a half ago. Kevin got his start performing with the Charlotte Comedy Theater here in Charlotte, NC. He became a member of their house team at the beardless age of 15. Then Kevin went to Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, where he was a member of their improv troupe, Nutz & Boltz. He graduated Marymount with a BFA in Acting and has worked with many great theatre companies since such as The Pearl and The American Globe. Kevin went out to study improv at the famous People’s Improv Theater (The PIT) in NYC. He was a member of The PIT House Team, Barcelona ’92, which also participated in the 2014 Del Close Marathon Improv Festival. Kevin has coached numerous improv teams in New York City. He has also been a teacher in the 10,000 Hours Improv Training program. Supplied with over eleven years of improv experience, Kevin is ready to teach and coach both new members of the improv community as well as seasoned veterans!
JULY - our annual theater wide PLAYOFFS
To celebrate our anniversary, every July we divide our loving cast into several fierce teams that will compete over three days against one another for bragging rights and a trophy. Below are some photos of past playoffs and some of the winning teams. This annual event gets CRAZY as the teams make up orignial and often dangerous games, and our audience gets to choose which team will come out victorious. Our cast members take this annual ritual way too seriously. It's complete madness!
They will be returning to defend their title July 17- 19, 2015!!!
Weapons of Ass Destruction - 2013 Playoff Champions!
Past playoff-winning teams
2005 - Hungry Robots
2006 - Pansy Samurai
2007 - Smurf Fight
2008 - Can Do Attitude
2009 - Five Dollar Foot Long
2010 - Sexual Sandwich
2011 - Bitch Pudding
2012 - (long name)
2013 - WAD
2014 - Inner Leg Holster
EVERY FRI & SAT NIGHT
8PM. DOORS OPEN 7:30. $10.
Every other Fri & Every Sat 10pm.
21 and over, Rated R
RESERVATIONS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
11/15 10pm regular cast show
11/21 8pm Balls & Dolls
11/21 10 pm Y'all Brawl
11/28 8pm That's What She Said
11/29 8pm Regular cast show
11/29 10pm Regular cast show
12/5 8pm Storytelling show
12/5 10pm Y'all Brawl
12/6 8pm Regular cast show
12/6 10pm Walk of Shame stand up
12/12 8pm Bowties & Bitterness
12/13 8pm Old School show
12/13 10pm Old & New show
12/19 8pm Balls & Dolls show
12/19 10pm Y'all Brawl
12/20 8pm Regular cast show
12/20 10pm Regular cast show
12/26 8pm That's What She Said
12/27 8pm Regular cast show
12/27 10pm Regular cast show
1/8 6:30 New improv class starts
See show tab for descriptions of each show and make resercations on our reservation tab.
All shows and classes at Wet Willies 900 NC Music Factory Blvd, Charlotte NC.
Corporate team building with inspiring improv exercises available!
PLEASE CHECK SHOW SCHEDULE FOR POSSIBLE BLACK OUT DATES
Congratulations on our newest class ensemble, whose first performance was May 9th!