Smiling faces as the Funny Bus drives past.



Group shot of girls on the bus with Tom
Jeff Ross & Dave Attell after a show in Charlotte.
Amazing views of Charlotte as head back to the 7th Street Market.
JD's selfie on the bus.

Smiling happy faces on the Funny Bus.
Having fun on a Girls afternoon out while touring Charlotte on the Funny Bus.
Singing YMCA on the Funny Bus.
Charlotte Comedy City Tour2023-02-04T15:33:08-05:00

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Tickets are $35.00 each including all fees.

Private tours are available any day.

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Our tours often sell out, so it’s best to purchase your tickets in advance.

Sober at Six Ticket

This March 5, 2023, Special Event (R-rated) “Sober at Six” tour is Hosted by Roxanne McDonald and features jokes, games, and hilarity about life in recovery. Roxanne is proof there is FUN in sobriety!

Tickets are $30.00 each and going fast!

The bus departs from FIRST WARD PARK in front of the Google Fiber Building at 301 E 7th St. (We DO NOT have a brick-and-mortar building.) The park is across the street from Imaginon Children’s Museum and beside the light rail tracks. You can purchase beer or wine to bring on the bus or use the restroom at the 7th St Public Market. PLEASE make sure you are on E 7TH ST. in front of First Ward Park. 

There are several “pay to park” lots around First Ward Park. There is also limited street parking in the area. Guest can also utilize the Charlotte Area Transit System – LYNX Blue line which stops at the 7th Street Station, just a few feet from First Ward Park.  Please plan ample time for parking so you arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
Charlotte Funny Bus parking 2021(Click on image for full-screen view)

Our tours run year-round rain or shine.

  • In the Summer the bus is an open-air ride without AC.
  • If it’s raining we keep the windows closed, we don’t want to get wet either.
  • During cold weather, we turn on both heaters and keep the windows closed.

How far in advance should I buy my ticket?2022-03-09T16:31:31-05:00

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and we have limited seating on the bus. So it’s always best to purchase tickets in advance. Occasionally we can honor last-minute ticket sales.

How is the seating arranged?2022-03-09T16:26:03-05:00

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have a ticket you have a seat and there isn’t a bad seat on the bus. If you want to sit together we suggest you arrive early.

Can we bring alcoholic beverages on the bus?2022-03-09T16:29:33-05:00

Sorry, beer and wine only, please. Passengers may be asked to provide ID to prove they are 21 years of age or older. If you bring a cooler on board the bus it must fit on your lap. All beverages must be closed when you board the bus and no open containers will be allowed off the bus.

What happens if I drink alcohol on an empty stomach?2023-01-15T14:15:41-05:00

Warning drinking alcohol on an empty stomach may cause dizziness, floppiness, embarrassment, nausea, swelling, jail time, and death

Is the tour appropriate for all ages?2023-01-15T14:17:12-05:00

No, the jokes heard on the bus are similar to ones heard in a comedy club. Just like an R-rated movie, no one under 17 is permitted. The only exception is our PG-13 tour in Charlotte, NC.

Are car seats allowed?2022-04-19T11:39:10-04:00

No, there aren’t seat belts on the bus, so small children or babies are not allowed. Refunds will not be issued for tickets purchased for small children or babies.

Is it appropriate to leave a gratuity?2023-01-15T10:46:30-05:00

Gratuities are never expected but always appreciated by the drivers and comedians. Believe us, once you’ve gone on the tour you’ll want to tip them.

How should I dress?2022-03-09T16:27:23-05:00

Wear anything you like except your birthday suit. Keep in mind our bus is an open-air bus similar to a trolley, so we recommend you wear weather-appropriate clothing. If it’s cold or raining we will roll down the clear vinyl window coverings and turn on the heaters if needed to prevent the cold air or rain from getting in the bus as best we can. The bus does not have air conditioning.

How long does the tour last?2022-03-09T16:23:18-05:00

Each tour will last about 90 minutes with a 15-minute bathroom break in the middle of the tour.

What is the cancellation policy?2022-04-19T11:46:41-04:00

Our policy is NO REFUNDS for any reason. Why would you want to cancel such a fun time?

That being said, in the rare event we don’t have enough passengers registered for a tour, we may have to cancel it. We will do our best to make this decision 2 hours before tour time. All passengers will be notified using the contact information you provided during the booking process.

Are there any incidental charges?2023-01-15T10:55:44-05:00

Incidental charges are rare. However, you will incur charges if you secrete bodily fluids (get sick, urinate, etc..) on the bus or damage the bus in any way.  The minimum charge will be $100.00.

Is the bus wheelchair accessible?2023-01-15T10:43:57-05:00

Unfortunately not. The bus doesn’t have a wheelchair lift. However, we do our best to accommodate all of our passengers and can store mobility devices on the bus if necessary. Please call us to discuss your specific requirements.

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Private tours on the Funny Bus are amazing!

Our private tours are great for team-building or other work-related social events as well as family reunions, neighborhood gatherings, and birthdays. We can accommodate up to 78 people on two buses. Private parties can bring a large cooler for beer & wine and there is always a beverage and bathroom break at the halfway point. We can customize tour start times, and pickup locations, and can range from PG to R-rated. If your group isn’t that big don’t worry, we offer discounts on our regularly scheduled tours for parties of 20 or more. The best way to bring a group together is through laughter!

Team Building on the Funny Bus
Funny Bus in front of Romare Beardon Park.
Another great team building event.
Girls Night Out on the Funny Bus
Singing YMCA on the Funny Bus.
Getting ready for a two bus team building event.
Girls afternoon out on Funny Bus Charlotte.
A great time on the Funny Bus.

For more information about our Private Tours call 704-659-3186

Meet the Comedians

Thomas Heynan
Thomas Heynan
Thomas hails from the Queen City herself. Naturally this makes him love the city’s history and future history even more! American Sign Language and nature are his two passions in life, which he exposes frequently…Improve is the name of the game when it comes to The Funny Bus tours and real life (raising many different types of animals), which of course leads to some hilarious situations and predicaments. Thomas is a Funny Bus veteran and lifelong troublemaker!
Roxanne McDonald
Roxanne McDonald
The Charlotte Observer said she is a dynamic performer who spews honesty and energy from the moment she hits the stage capturing audiences with stories about life, family, and being raised by a hippy in Anchorage Alaska. Recently named the comic “who should never be allowed in a liquor store.” Roxanne has appeared on Silk Stalking’s, Renegade and Homelands. She’s opened for the comedy greats like TJ Miller, Tammy Pescatelli, Fortune Feimster, and Preacher Lawson. She is often requested on the Funny Bus as many women can relate to her jokes!
JJ Johnson
JJ Johnson
JJ started making people laugh at the Comedy Store in L.A. in 2003. Today he’s the entertainment host for Charlotte Knights baseball, Charlotte Checkers hockey and NCSTATE Wolfpack men’s basketball. If you catch JJ on the Funny Bus you will be wildly entertained by his improv skills and witty performances. He’s come full circle as some of his first jokes were told on a bus on the way to school. Forever the class clown , laughter follows him where ever he goes!
Shaine Laine
Shaine Laine
Born in Charlotte, raised in SC, and ran away to Florida, Shaine Laine is back in the Queen City to enjoy some SHAINEanigans! Having worked with comedians such as Jenn Snyder, Sam Morrison, and Aunt Mary Pat, Shaine is determined to show the classy yet sassy side of Charlotteans. This comedian has a goal to perform in all fifty states, and had his first international show in Canada earlier this year.
Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Once, in 2005 someone said that he looks like Zach Braff which was a big deal at the time, now he looks like the world’s worst bouncer. Brian has happily called Charlotte Home for the last five years and loves showing off the Queen City. He’s an old school vinyl guy that loves soccer, live concerts, and getting a beer at Workman’s Friend in Plaza Midwood. He’s opened for Jesse Joyce, a comedian who writes for Jimmy Kimmel Live. He laughs like a little girl and his happy place is on stage, entertaining people with his witty sense of humor.

The Most Popular Tourist Attraction in NC.

“Charlotte’s Funny Bus combines an informational city bus tour with a BYOB comedy show. Jokes are similar to what you’d see in an actual comedy club, so the trip is an adult-only way to learn about North Carolina’s biggest city.”

Time MONEY Magazine

Went on the Funny bus last night. our Comediean was Thomas and let me tell you he was amazing!!! If you go on and he’s working you will have a blast. He was very interactive and we never had a dull moment. Also our bus driver Konica was a great time and very funny as well. Definitely planning on coming back and recommending this to everyone I know!

Our tour guide JD and driver Dee were awesome! Dee got us around safely and was super sweet. JD was hilarious. Upbeat and very informative about the city. The tour surpassed my expectations and I will definitely be returning to Again. Thanks you making my first visit to Charlotte memorable!

My husband and I visited Charlotte for the first time last weekend and took the funny bus tour with some friends. We had an awesome time! What a great way to get the feel of a new city… some history, seeing the neighborhoods, and the sports arenas and lots of laughs!! Both our tour guide and driver were great. The length of the tour seemed perfect.. and we also loved the pit stop at the brewery to refresh and stretch your legs for a minute. The Bus was clean and comfortable. Great way to spend a couple hours and get to know the surroundings!

I went with a friend who was visiting CLT for the first time as well as two other friends that had been here their entire lives. This tour was a blast for everybody involved. I was impressed by all the places we were able to see and learned a bunch of fun facts about the Queen City. JJ did a great job of keeping everybody engaged as well as laughing from start to finish. Safe to say that I will be doing this again. 

Very fun! Great way to spend some time relaxing and seeing the city! Our driver had the whole bus laughing the whole time!

Brittany H., More Yelp Reviews

This was SUCH an awesome time!! Thomas and Drew are a great team. We laughed the whole time!! And even learned some cool History

Had a great time learning about Charlotte. Roxanne kept us entertained and interested. It’s a great way to spend a portion of an afternoon at a reasonable price.

We did the Rates R Funny Bus Tour and it was definitely worth it. Ill gladly do it again with anyone new who comes to town. I was able to learn a little more about Charlotte in a humorous way. I also loved that I was able to see places Ive never been to before so I can write them down and try them out. Awesome tour!

We had a great afternoon on the Funny Bus! Being new to Charlotte, this was a fantastic way to learn about our new home. Our guide/comedian was Roxanne; she was a blast, informative, and hilarious! We will definitely return with out of town guests. I highly recommend this tour! Thanks for the laughs Roxanne!

Fantastic! JJ was hilarious, the tour was informative (I learned things I didn’t know and I’ve lived in Charlotte for more than a decade) and you can drink during the tour. We had a great time. CHURCH!

BYOB bar on wheels? Are You Kidding? Sign Me Up, Please. I laughed so hard I was rolling in my seat. Seriously, My cheeks hurt, and had to gently massage them at the end of the tour. I could tell that Brandon, our tour guide/comedian, really enjoy & love what he do — and he’s good at it too!  

Absolutely hilarious! “White John” had great jokes and kept the whole bus involved! We had a great time and can’t wait to do it again!

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Meet the Owners

Kevin Anderson & Lisa Schnurr

Meet Kevin Anderson and Lisa Schnurr, founders of the Funny Bus Comedy City Tours. With more than 50 years of service industry in their blood this duo knows how to show guests a good time. Nothing makes them happier than to have a guest step off the bus with a huge smile and say "That was the best time ever!".

They love welcoming old friends back each time and meeting all the new visitors that come to the Queen City. They enjoy going to comedy clubs to scout new talent and training the comedians on the history of Charlotte to share with all. When you board the bus they want you to feel comfortable and amused by the hilarious comedians they hand picked just for you.

They welcome you to contact them at any time to share your experience about the tour or even a funny story.
They would love to laugh with you!

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