March 9-12, 2017


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.

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.