7:30 and 9:45 p.m. (also 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday). The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $20-$25. www.cltcomedyzone.com.
The stand-up comedian – who has been seen in Comedy Central specials and heard on The Howard Stern Show – brings an “arsenal of characters, spontaneous outbursts, spot-on impressions and clever insights.”
‘Art & Orchids: Flowers in Focus’
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (also Saturday and Sunday). Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road. $12.95; $11.95 for seniors, $6.95 for kids 2-12. www.dsbg.org.
A vast collection of diverse and colorful orchids is paired with more than 40 stunning orchid photographs by three North Carolina photographers. On display through March 12. Also: From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. each day during opening weekend, the Garden will host an orchid show and sale.
‘The Importance of Being Earnest’
8 p.m. (also Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday and performances Jan. 28-31 and Feb. 3-7). 501 Queens Road. $12-$27. www.theatrecharlotte.org.
Theatre Charlotte does Oscar Wilde’s droll comedy about two deceptive men, their shrewd lady friends, and an elderly gargoyle with influence over all of them.