Stand Up Showcase VI
Apr
4
7:00 pm19:00

Stand Up Showcase VI

  • Theatre Works

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The Stand Up Showcase features the comedians invited from all over the country to be part of the Memphis Comedy Festival. These are the best of the best comics chosen from over 300 submissions to this year's Fest. Held at Theatre Works, the Stand up showcase is the centerpiece to our festival.

Featuring

Jordan Jenson
Wanjiko Eke
Kevin White
Johan Miranda
Derek Sheen

Host: Will Loden

Stand Up Showcase V
Apr
3
5:00 pm17:00

Stand Up Showcase V

  • Theatre Works

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The Stand Up Showcase features the comedians invited from all over the country to be part of the Memphis Comedy Festival. These are the best of the best comics chosen from over 300 submissions to this year's Fest. Held at Theatre Works, the Stand up showcase is the centerpiece to our festival.

Featuring

Amy Miller
Jamie Ward
Ben Bryant
Leon Blanda
Gabe Bravo
Whitney Wasson

Host: Harold King

Stand Up Showcase IV
Apr
3
3:00 pm15:00

Stand Up Showcase IV

  • Theatre Works

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The Stand Up Showcase features the comedians invited from all over the country to be part of the Memphis Comedy Festival. These are the best of the best comics chosen from over 300 submissions to this year's Fest. Held at Theatre Works, the Stand up showcase is the centerpiece to our festival.

Featuring

Jen Welch
Kamari Stephens
Tim McLaughin
Danny Maupin
Issac Kozell
Jason Earl Folks
Mary Jay Berger

Host: Jowa Horn

Louisville Roasts
Apr
2
Apr 3

Louisville Roasts

  • Theatre Works

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The Louisville Roasts, does classic roasts of historical figures, fictional figures, or even places.

http://www.thelouisvilleroasts.com

Hosted by Tyler Jackson

Karaoke
Apr
2
Apr 3

Karaoke

  • Dru's Place Bar

Famous Dru's Place Karaoke

The Black Nerd Power Comedy Hour feat. Phoebe Robinson: MCF16 Headliner
Apr
2
9:00 pm21:00

The Black Nerd Power Comedy Hour feat. Phoebe Robinson: MCF16 Headliner

  • Theatre Works

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Join us for an amazing show featuring Phoebe Robinson as our Festival Headliner.

The Black Nerd Power Comedy Hour is the premier place to see amazing material from the funniest people of color around the country. 

Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor who Vulture, Essence, and Esquire Magazine have named one of the top comedians to watch. Most recently, she appeared on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyersand Last Call with Carson Daly, Comedy Central’s Broad City and The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore as well as NBC’s Last Comic Standing. She was also a writer on MTV’s hit talking head show Girl Code and Fuse’s White Guy Talk Show. Most recently, she consulted on season 3 of Broad City and is working on her first book of essays for Plume publishing, which will be released in Fall 2016.

Also Featuring

Roxxy Haze
Kristen Savilis
Wanjiko Eke
Kevin Yee

Hosted by: Richard Douglas Jones

Follow Phoebe on Twitter: @PRobinsonComedy

Her Instagram page is www.instagram.com/blariaakaphoeberobinson

OUTLoud Showcase
Apr
2
8:00 pm20:00

OUTLoud Showcase

  • MLGCC

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Lisa Michael's OUTLoud showcase is a chance for LGBTQ and allied comics have a chance to tell their jokes in the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center. A smoke and alcohol free environment, it's not quite family friendly, but definitely Family friendly. You never know who will take the mic next!

Featuring 

Will Neville
Kevin Yee
Whitney Wasson
Jamie Ward
Nate Burrows
Stephanie Hasz

Host: Lisa Michaels

Stand Up Showcase III
Apr
2
7:00 pm19:00

Stand Up Showcase III

  • Theatre Works

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The Stand Up Showcase features the comedians invited from all over the country to be part of the Memphis Comedy Festival. These are the best of the best comics chosen from over 300 submissions to this year's Fest. Held at Theatre Works, the Stand up showcase is the centerpiece to our festival.

Featuring

David Philips
Will Neville
Andy Fleming
Jeremy Hellwig
Chris Sanders
Jen O’Neill
Mike Albanese

Host - Amanda Walker

 

Uncalled Four
Apr
2
6:00 pm18:00

Uncalled Four

  • the Basement

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Half stand up, half game show, Uncalled Four is an interactive crowd experience loosely based on the #1 card game in America, Cards Against Humanity. Comedians write a deck of 20 terrible/hilarious answers to audience questions like "What does Trump's hair smell like?" or "Dad went out to buy _____ and never came back." Comedians each submit a card while we give out a prize each round, then fan reaction determines the winner. After 30 minutes, comics can wager points in the final "Degenerate Gambler" round to see who will be The Worst Person. Past contestants include Kurt Braunohler, Jackie Kashian, Nick Vatterott, Nate Bargatze, Beth Stelling, Matt Braunger, Josh Gondelman, The Reformed Whores, Megan Gailey, Chris Fairbanks, Guy Branum, and more.

Featuring

Mike Albanese
Tim McLaughlin
Lainie Lenertz
Kamari Stevens

Host - Samantha Sandt

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Stand Up Showcase II
Apr
2
5:00 pm17:00

Stand Up Showcase II

  • Theatre Works

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The Stand Up Showcase features the comedians invited from all over the country to be part of the Memphis Comedy Festival. These are the best of the best comics chosen from over 300 submissions to this year's Fest. Held at Theatre Works, the Stand up showcase is the centerpiece to our festival.

Featuring

J. Michael Osborne
Adam Burke
West Corwin
Nate Burrows
Joe Fernandez
Stephanie Hasz
Kenny DeForest

Host: Kyle Kordsmeier

Late Late Breakfast
Apr
2
4:00 pm16:00

Late Late Breakfast

  • The Basement

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Late Late Breakfast is the perfect comedy show for a drunken, weird Saturday afternoon. Hosted by lovable scamps Tyler Jackson and Danny Maupin, Late Late Breakfast is a fast­paced mixed-­format standup show that the Chicago Reader simply called “Chaos.” Every show is a wildly different experience and features a dizzying array of comedians telling jokes while facing randomized and themed challenges that could be anything from having an impromptu puppet show or pie fight or Easter Pageant, to giving a guided tour in a trolley car, smashing fruit like Gallagher, or pitching in a baseball game involving the entire audience. Expect anything and everything out of the ordinary, all of it held together with solid, hilarious comedy.

Featuring

Jennifer O'Neill Smith
Will Neville
Chris Sanders
Derek Sheen
Michael Albanese
Kamari Stevens
Wes Corwin
Kevin Yee
Mary Jay Berger
Kenny Deforest
Isaac Kozell
Johan Miranda
Roxxy Haze
Sean Parrott
Mark James Heath
Andrew Healan
Adam Burke

Hosted by: Danny Maupin and Tyler Jackson

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Stand Up Showcase I
Apr
2
3:00 pm15:00

Stand Up Showcase I

  • Theatre Works

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The Stand Up Showcase features the comedians invited from all over the country to be part of the Memphis Comedy Festival. These are the best of the best comics chosen from over 300 submissions to this year's Fest. Held at Theatre Works, the Stand up showcase is the centerpiece to our festival.

Featuring

Charlie Vergos
Lainie Lenertz
Mark James Heath
Landon Lackey
Sean Parrot
Brad Sativa
Andrew Healan

Host - Rob Love

Sorry, Please Continue
Apr
2
2:00 pm14:00

Sorry, Please Continue

  • The Basement

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Described as cross between The Moth Radio Hour and Mystery Science Theater 3000, Sorry, Please Continue...features some amazing stories told by anyone who wants to participate mixed with commentary from hilarious comedians.

Each show has a theme, such as DATING or FAMILY. People sit on a stool and tell hilarious/tragic/embarrassing stories about the topic while a panel of comedians sits on a couch next to them and interrupts with jokes and questions and running commentary.

The show originated in St Louis, and now it also takes place monthly in Cleveland. It is hosted by Jeremy Hellwig, Kenny Kinds, and Kris Wernowsky.

Featuring

Jenn Welch
Chris Sanders
Amy Miller
Mike Albanese

Host: Jeremy Hellwig

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Hangover Mic
Apr
2
1:00 pm13:00

Hangover Mic

  • Theatre Works

Just your regular comedy open mic. Except it's in the morning and we were drinking the night before. A lot.

Hosted by: Jason Earl Folks

You Look Like
Apr
2
12:00 am00:00

You Look Like

  • Hi-Tone Cafe

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Katrina Coleman and Tommy Oler host a showcase of spite, a battle of bitchery, a competition of "OH HELL NO." Watch the quickest wits from all over the country talk shit in this fast-paced shade storm like nothing you've ever seen. 

Featuring

Kate Mauldin v Will Neville
Charlie Vergos v Leon Blanda
David Philips v Lainie Lenertz
Hosts: Katrina Coleman and Tommy Oler

Karaoke
Apr
1
Apr 2

Karaoke

  • P & H Cafe

The Famous P & H Karaoke night

I'm Listening
Apr
1
Apr 2

I'm Listening

  • Theatre Works

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I'm Listening brings comedians to the stage for an evening of comedy and self-exploration. Top notch stand-up sets followed by hilarious pop psychoanalysis.

Featuring

Mary Jay Berger
Adam Burke
Tyler Jackson
Jen O'Neil Smith

Hosted by Andrew Healan and Isaac Kozell.

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Arguments and Grievances
Apr
1
8:30 pm20:30

Arguments and Grievances

  • Hi-Tone Cafe

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Arguments & Grievances pits comedians against each other on such topics as “McRib vs. MacBeth” and “Hugs vs. Drugs”—with audiences deciding the victor. 

Produced by Chicago comedians Kevin White, Zach Peterson, Goodrich Gevaart, and Kevin Brody, the Arguments and Grievances podcast is available on iTunes. 

Hailed by the Chicago Reader as “excellent” and featuring “some of Chicago’s funniest underground comedians”, Arguments and Grievances is not to be missed.

Featuring

Derek Sheen vs Kenny DeForest
Amy Miller vs Johan Miranda
Geoffrey Asmus vs Leon Blanda
Ben Bryant vs Kamari Stevens

 

WEBSITE/MORE INFO/SUBMIT!: argumentsandgrievances.com

TWITTER: @argueandgrieve

TUMBLR: http://arguments-grievances.tumblr.com/

PODCAST: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/arguments-and-grievances/id683681784

Don't Be Afraid of the Comedy
Apr
1
8:00 pm20:00

Don't Be Afraid of the Comedy

  • Hi-Tone Cafe

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Don't Be Afraid of the Comedy Memphis is the longest running Memphis comedy showcase. It's a show where comedians can come and do the material they want to do.

Featuring

Amy Miller
Derek Sheen
Kenny Deforest
Mo Arora
Jared Herring

Hosted by Josh McLane.

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Brain Trust w/Michael Brown
Apr
1
6:30 pm18:30

Brain Trust w/Michael Brown

  • Hi- Tone Cafe

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BRAIN TRUST with Michael Brown is YouTube's ONLY pop-culture, geek-centric trivia game show (as far as we know).

Celebrity panelists such as comedians, actors, writers, directors and musicians put their useless nerdcore knowledge to the test so one lucky Prize Ticket holding audience member can win The Big Prize Bag O' Swag.

Featuring

Roxxy Haze
Wes Corwin
Sean Parrot

Hosted by Michael Brown

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Standup Showdown
Apr
1
5:00 pm17:00

Standup Showdown

  • Theatre Works

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The Stand Up Showdown is a bracket style stand up comedy competition. The comedians receive three topics at noon on the day of the show and they must write 2-3 minutes of material on those topics to be performed on the show that night. Comedians will be facing off with material written on the same topic as their competitor and then it is up to an audience vote to decide who moves on to the next round.

Featuring

Charlie Vergos
Wes Corwin
Kristin Marie Sivills
Mo Arora
Johan Miranda
J. Michael Osborne
Jen O'Neill Smith
Adam Burke.

Hosted by Jenn Welch & Will Neville

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420 Show
Apr
1
4:20 pm16:20

420 Show

  • Hi-Tone Cafe

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The 420 showcase is a secret. You shouldn't even be talking about it. It starts at 420, and there may be baked goods, that's all you're getting.

Featuring:

Brad Sativa
Leon Blanda
Roxxy Haze
Kenny DeForest
Will Neville
Mary Jay Berger
Tyler Jackson
Kamari Stevens
Mark James Heath
Jordan Jensen
Hosted by: Richard Douglas Jones

Don't Be Afraid of the Shorts Film Showcase
Mar
31
7:00 pm19:00

Don't Be Afraid of the Shorts Film Showcase

  • Studio on the Square

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What became the Don’t Be Afraid of the Shorts Showcase started in 2012, the same year as the Memphis Comedy Festival. Eric and Josh wanted to exhibit some video work so they hosted a screening at the P&H Cafe. (Oh and Josh proposed to his wife there as well) They did it again the next year and invited other local filmmakers to submit their work. In the third year it became a part of the Memphis Comedy Festival and has been ever since. Now in its fifth year, the showcase has joined Withoutabox.com, allowing for international submissions, and garnered the support of the Indie Memphis Film Festival to help get the word out."