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I have a funny friend. Seriously, Aaron is hilarious. Aaron Strauch, the husband of my dear friend Renee, is a member of Improv Charlotte, a comedy troupe quite worthy of many laughs. The group performs both long and short skits, many with help from the audience, that take on a Saturday Night Live/Whose Line is it Anyway feel. The last time I saw Aaron perform I walked away massaging my laughter-exhausted cheeks.

So if you claim to be a Charlottean, you are most likely aware of the Queen City's newfound Bachelorette fame. Improv Charlotte was recently asked by Creative Loafing Charlotte to work with Justin Driscoll in designing a just-for-fun photographic portrayal of the current Bachelorette for CL's cover. Improv Charlotte and Driscoll's work came out great! (Aaron is second from right)

The group performs the first Friday of every month at the Wine Up in Noda. Shows begin at 7pm for only $5 at the door. The neat part about it is that all proceeds go toward charity; a different charity each month chosen by a different member of the cast. What could be better than a fun, feel-good, Friday night out.