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A Guide To The Charlotte Comedy Theater & Training Center

August 8, 2011 7:08 PM

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The Charlotte Comedy Theater & Training Center is your one stop “laugh and let loose” shop! It is also Charlotte’s premiere improv comedy theater with tremendous energy and spirit, professional coaching and interactive comedy shows every Sunday at Comedy Zone @ NC Music Factory. Come to know what the CCT is all about… and bring your funny bone!

In The Beginning…

The Charlotte Comedy Theater & Training Center was founded by comedy veteran and corporate trainer, Keli Semelsberger over ten years ago. Now standing as the only professional improv comedy theater & training center in the Charlotte area, it serves as a hub for improvement, performances and coaching. The Charlotte Comedy Theater has has received coverage on MTV, NPR, WGN, TruTV, Fox Charlotte. It has also received print coverage in such publications as The Charlotte Observer,Creative Loafing, Skirt Magazine, Charlotte Business Magazine.

Classes, Workshops & Team Building…Oh My!

When it comes to successfully delivering the laughs, the Charlotte Comedy Theater & Training Center will equip participants with the tools to “wow” the crowd. When it comes to corporate workshops, founder Keli has combined her 20 years as a corporate trainer with successful improvisational tools. with hands-on approaches, interactive programs, colorful and helpful feedback, participants are given strategies, details and information on how to become a comedy success. Workshops are relaxing, fun and interactive. And if comedy is not the name of the game, then there are workshops that focus on building better professional relationships as well as stronger personal relationships.
For workshop info, contact Keli at

The Instructors

All current staff have taken the training and classes to earn their stripes as performers of the comedy stage. They bring with them a plethora of knowledge, understanding, stories, successes, challenges and information to enlighten, inspire, evoke and motivate aspiring comedians. While many instructors have backgrounds in improv, stand up, and theater, others bring with them real life wisdom and lessons to bestow upon students.

..And The Shows…

With tremendous laughs, tremendous energy and tremendous fun, the Charlotte Comedy Theater & Training Center offers shows that showcase the talents of participants, students and instructors. Improvisational comedy shows are held every Sunday evening at The Comedy Zone in the NC Music Factory at 900 Seaboard Drive in Charlotte. With a variety of weekly shows, family and adults can enjoy comedy at its best! For the best in family entertainment, weekly shows that promise a “PG” rating are available. The shows are interactive and promise laughs for the entire family. Admission is $5 for kids 5 – 15 and $10 for 16 and up. For adults, the Charlotte Comedy Theater & Training Center offers a “Sizzlin Sunday Show”. These shows are improvised, come with an “R” rating and entry fee is $10.

Improvisational Comedy Classes are from 1:30 – 4: 00PM. To register for improv classes please e-mail

Gettin’ In Touch With The Funny Folks…

For Prevue show reservations: 803-548-6824

For Classes, workshops, and Administrative needs, email Keli:

For Comedy Show reservations call: 980-321-4702
or visit:

Directions: Take the Graham street exit away from the city, take your first left on to Seaboard then once on the NC Music Factory campus, there is ample parking in lot 1 or further down in the general lot on the left. The new Comedy Zone is located under The SALOON Bar with a seperate enterance on the road side of the Saloon. For more information on the NC Music Factory please visit


Cicely C. Mitchell

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