Funny Bus: Explore Charlotte through Comedy

Discover Charlotte in a hilarious new way on the Funny Bus Comedy City Tour. It’s the perfect plan when you have company in town, celebrating a special occasion, or just want to explore the city.

The Funny Bus is a tour that runs for 90-minutes, seven days a week throughout the entire year with 10 or more tour times available between Saturday and Sunday. Patrons are invited to bring their own beer or wine and now offer a “Funny Bus” lager, brewed by Charlotte’s own Ass Clown Brewing. The lager is sold around Charlotte, including at the Market on 7th right across the street from the Funny Bus pickup location at First Ward Park in Uptown Charlotte.

The Funny Bus rolls through all the cool, hip neighborhoods surrounding and including Uptown, such as the NoDa Art District, historic South End, and the eclectic Plaza Midwood. The comedian/tour guide on the bus is not only filling guests in on the history of the Queen City, but also performing stand-up comedy routines and improv jokes while getting patrons involved with games, music, and fun! It’s the perfect way to show off the city to your out-of-town guests.

The Funny Bus tours are very popular with locals to kick off a night on the town, to celebrate a birthday or bachelor party, or even as a great afternoon team building experience. Many locals are repeat guests since the show is a bit different every time. Tourists love it, because it includes some of the iconic city sites including Panthers Stadium, Knights Stadium, and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The tour also includes several historical statues, buildings, parks, cemeteries, and more! With the city’s landscape changing daily, there is always something new to see. The local comics always have new and funny material with unique points-of-interests for patrons to enjoy.

The open-air concept allows guests to become part of the bustling streets of Charlotte while laughing the whole way. Every time they pass a police officer, music streams out playing “Bad Boys, Bad Boys, whatcha gonna do” as the officers smile and wave. While driving by a jogger on the street, guests may hear the theme song to “Rocky!” No one on the tour’s route is safe from being included in some humorous fun!

The Funny Bus was founded in 2015, right here in Charlotte, by locals Kevin Anderson and Lisa Schnurr who love showing off the city. It expanded all the way to Cleveland, Ohio last year with plans to get a few more on the road in 2023. This duo is also responsible for The Party Pontoon, which takes guests on charters of Lake Norman with a USCG captain included in every charter.  Whether you want to tour the land or the lake, Kevin and Lisa have you covered!

The Funny Bus is one of the top 5 things to do in Charlotte and is featured on American Airlines inflight magazine and video reels.  It has been in several magazines including Charlotte Magazine, Raleigh Magazine and even Time’s Money Magazine, as one of the top tours in NC. Funny Bus won several awards and has been named as a ‘Best First Date in Charlotte’, ‘Best Place to Take Visiting Friends,’ and ‘Best Tour in NC’ by several different publications. The Funny Bus is the easiest way to explore the city and hands down the funniest way in town to see it all!


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