The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre

The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre


HAPPY HOLIDAYS ALL!! May you and your family find it filled with peace, love & laughter!
Thank you, fantastic actors, staff & guests, for making us the Best Comedy Mystery Theatre on the Block!
We're thinking of adding some new Black Fedora Theatre souvenir items to our Gift Shoppe. SO if YOU personally were looking for a souvenir while on vacation – visiting a place like ours, perhaps – what type of souvenir would you want? Example: T-shirt, cups, mugs, key rings, Xmas ornament, etc? (Thanks for the input!)
I am SO THANKFUL that our little theatre is open once again! So as the grateful owner of a small business, I'm asking you - with respect to your views and concerns - to please consider getting vaccinated.



Purchase tickets now at

Because we need to work again …
And we ALL need to laugh again!
Note to self: Be ye gentle with others today. In the words of one of the great mystery writers, Raymond Chandler, the other guy is "fighting the long grim fight like the rest of us."
WE NEED TO GET BACK TO WORK SOON because too much time on social media has made it clear to me I am becoming that grumpy old fogey: To half of you under a certain age I want to say, “Yes, you’re good-looking, put some clothes on, save something for the honeymoon.” And to half of you over: “Please tell me more of your fervent opinions on politics, religion and the Great Pumpkin, right after I stab this red hot fireplace poker into my eye.”
-- Writer Guy @ The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre --
A Celebration of Life Ceremony for Larry Pinker will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 2:00pm at the Goose Creek United Methodist Church, 142 Redbank Rd, Goose Creek, SC.
All are welcome to attend. Masks and Social distancing expected.
If you are planning to attend and are from out of town, God Bless You. Please PM for information on hotel accommodations near by.
If you have any Photos or wish to share memories, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you, Barbara
Passing along this great message!

Dear World,

So did THAT get out of hand fast or what?! Totally my bad. No, no, this one’s on me. Got off track early and it just snowballed.

ANYHOO, just wanted to assure you we ARE in the final stretch NOW with only the one TINY post-US election hiccup remaining.
And hey! Year 2021’s bringing TWO new Ben & Jerry’s flavors AND acid rain protective umbrellas! Nice, right?!

So again, wow, so sorry, but hang in there, friends, it’s all* roses and rainbows hereon!

(*If you see aluminum foil on sale, grab a couple extra rolls, do NOT eat broccoli after October, and if you’re planning a trip to Canada, maybe think sooner rather than later.)

Okay, 20 out!
A Poem … For Our Times … by our lonely* playwright.

There’s a little dark cloud hanging over me,
Pointing out the troubles that it sees,
Uneasy times for health and sanity,
Social unrest and general disharmony,
Loss of purpose and a pained economy,
Missing absent friends and family,
So I invited that little dark cloud out for a cup of tea,
Then whacked him over the head with a baseball bat.

Don’t you let your little dark cloud win either. Happy Week!

*Waiting hopefully to welcome you all back soon
to Charleston's Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre!
My husband and I visited The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre on November 4th.It was awesome and intriguing! I would recommend this spot for excellent unmatched entertainment. I can't explain it, you would have to be there....and we were there!! I give it a 10 out of 10😂😂😂😂

Clean, laugh-out-loud live theater with hilarious volunteer roles for family and friends. Desserts, appetizers, beer and wine available. The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre features year-round live comedy-mystery shows, with professional actors, volunteer audience participation, drinks, appetizers, and desserts.

Operating as usual


What a sweet memory! ❤️ Can you believe that as of this year, this photo is 5 years old?! And we’ll be celebrating our 10 year anniversary this year??
📸 Post and Courier


Tuesday Night’s Audience Volunteers!


What's playing at The Black Fedora this week? THIS is what's playing at The Black Fedora this week! 🎭 Make sure to get your tickets today!

Photos from The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre's post 06/06/2022

Thanks to Our Fun Sat & Sun Audience Volunteers!!


Cousin Ruby Jewel’s face is exactly how we feel about it being Monday already! 🥔 Lets get an extra serving at the tater bar to make up for it, y’all!
📸 Holly Simpson


It’s Sunday Funday y’all! 🎉 Today we are celebrating YOU! One of our favorite parts of kicking off our shows is handing out the audience scripts - and seeing stars born before our eyes! 🌟
📸 Andrew Whitaker The Post and Courier

Photos from The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre's post 06/04/2022

Thank You Thurs & Fri Audience Volunteers!!


Searching for something fun to do this weekend? Well sleuths, we have a few ideas for you! 💡 We have shows tonight at 5pm and 8pm - have you purchased your tickets yet?
📸 Honest Levine


Happy Friday y’all! 🔍The Inspector has arrived!
📸 T L Hardin


The smiles don't lie - we have just as much fun as you do! 💙
📸 Eric Bell


Wednesday Night Shows Are Back for Summer!


June 1st is here - and it looks like the Charleston heat is here to stay. 🥵
📸 Andrew Whitaker Post and Courier


T’anks Tues Aud Vols!


Have no fear, we’re still here and the show is still on for tonight! 🎭 The crews of the Charleston Water Systems are working hard to fix some issues on our block right now - but will hopefully be finished up by tonight!


Celebrating the last day of May with this week's show schedule! 💙 Make sure to check online or call us directly and buy your tickets ahead of time, our cozy theater tends to sellout quickly!



Photos from The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre's post 05/30/2022

Such a Fun Memorial Day Weekend with SO MANY RETURNING GUESTS! Thanks All!


We love to see a full house! Today is a special Two Show Sunday today thanks to the holiday weekend! 🎉 Come see us tonight at 5pm or 8pm ya'll!
📸 Peter Killoran


Friday’s good-looking crew; where were you! Come play!!


Where's the party at this weekend? The Fedora of course! 🎉 Come point at all your favorite loved ones for all celebrations big and small!
📸 Miranda Pellicano


When FuFu takes the spotlight...and the numbers of all the handsome gentlemen in the house.
📸 Frances Donnelly


Thursday Night’s Volunteers!


Just a little sneak peek into our cozy little theatre! ⭐ All the magic happens right in here - what has been your favorite memory at The Fedora? Comment below!
📸 Kristin Nicole Events


Tuesday’s Audience Volunteers kicked off a big week of shows!


A theatre where YOU are the star of the show! ⭐ We are Charleston's premier interactive Comedy Murder Mystery Theatre! If you want to be a part of the show, you get a script and get to steal the show from your seat. If not - steal the show with your smile and applause! We'll see you soon, friends!

Photos from The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre's post 05/24/2022

Notice what happens when you say “Okay, now do a silly one!” Great weekend of fun audience volunteers!!


Just a little reminder about this week's schedule! Have you purchased your tickets to find out whodunit yet? 🎭


Playing this week - Inspector No Clue's Murder Mystery Show, which just so happens to be Charleston's longest consecutive running show! 🎭

None gathered to witness the reading of Mr. Body's will had any clue they could possibly come under suspicion of his murder! Nor could the real murderer have ever guessed that The Man in the Black Fedora would be in the house!! But when faced with a redneck butler, a gold-digging maid, and a tie-dyed dude, can the man who's one part Bogart, one part Holmes, and two parts Clouseau ever hope to deduce Whodunit before Whodusit again? Come see the show Atlanta audiences have been laughing at for years - Inspector NoClue's Murder Mystery, now making a home at Charleston's Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre!


That feeling when you should have hit an extra snooze this morning....Crazy Cousin Carla understands! 😴
📸 Sean von Buseck


That moment when you show up to work and all your friends got the matching shirt memo...👀


Mack Black, Ghost Detective - he's dead, he just doesn't know it....YET! 👻 Slim Jim lee, Miss Viv, and Bob are ready to help solve the case - are you? You'll have to come join the fun tonight at 8pm!


Thursday’s Volunteers at Sherlock’s Other Brother by a Southern Mother!


Fun backstage shenanigans! You never know what's going to happen at the Fedora! 🎭
📸 Kerry Mills Bowers


🎟 Happy Wednesday! Do you have your tickets for this week’s shows? Our cozy theatre tends to fill up quickly so make your plans now! Click the link below or call the theater directly at 843-937-6453 to buy your tickets today y’all! 🎭


Just another redneck Tuesday … (Volunteers of Murder at the Redneck Reunion.)

If you love a good mystery, or need a good laugh ...

The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre & Shoppe features year-round live comedy-mystery shows, with original scripts, professional actors, volunteer audience participation, drinks, appetizers, and desserts. You can find us at 164 Church Street (mere shoe prints from the downtown City Market).

To Purchase Tickets: OR (843) 937-6453

What is this?

Our clean comic mysteries are similar to a play, though instead of a set, the actors use the whole space as the stage. Shows are often zany, with witty wordplay, and feature roles for up to 20 volunteer audience members! (You do not have to volunteer.)

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Lowcountry Live interviews Darryl and Sherry for a segment on The Black Fedora as fun Charleston entertainment.
These ladies rocked the Fed Thurs night!



164 Church St
Charleston, SC

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11am - 10:30pm
Wednesday 11am - 10:30pm
Thursday 11am - 10:30pm
Friday 11am - 10:30pm
Saturday 11am - 10:30pm
Sunday 11am - 9:30pm

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