The Memphis Comedy Festival (MCF) is a four-day celebration of stand-up comedy and the comedic arts. The past five years it has happened in the spring in Memphis, Tennessee.
MCF hosts stand-up showcases, themed comedy shows, improv showcases, podcasts, informational seminars, comedy open-mics, and probably (definitely) a karaoke session. It spans a few neighborhoods and several venues and attracts thousands of Memphians.
Founded by a gaggle of young, independent comics in 2011, MCF has grown exponentially each year, culminating last year in a festival that featured more than 60 comics, almost 50 shows, and attendance of more than five thousand.
The current festival board consists of festival founders Katrina Coleman, Nathan Hiller, Richard Douglas Jones, and Josh McLane. Also on the board is Doug Gillon.
MCF is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization with five named board members and wide-support from the Memphis independent comedy and arts communities.