If anyone would admit to running this shit, it would be Katrina Coleman. She's the founder and head producer of the festival. Don't tell anyone. Katrina does stand up and very little else, but does it with the driven single mindedness of a Tom Hanks character. She also loves to hug.
Nathan is a founding member of the Memphis Comedy Festival and depending on who you ask, he came up with the whole shebang, or it was Katrina. Anyway, if it goes beep or boop, lights up, or goes on the internet, Nathan takes care of it for the festival. He has a degree in it. He tells people this a lot. Nathan has been producing the festival since its inception and has been performing comedy for many years.
Richard Douglas Jones
Nerd Culture Enthusiast, and Black Nerd Power Podcast Host, Richard Douglas Jones started performing at open mics in Memphis to recover from depression, after a succession of hapless happenings left him more than slightly misanthropic. He found deliverance in comedy and audiences found his wildly inappropriate and caustic wit hilarious. Both a nice guy and a dubious miscreant, his delivery is a mash up of incisive insights on everyday life, Nerd Culture from a Black POV, dating, sex, politics, and race.
RDJ is what happens when one guy finds his tribe of weirdos and let's his Freak Flag proudly fly!
Doug Gillon brings more than a decade of international promotions experience to the MCF. He has worked as an advertising creative and writer in Shanghai, China, Singapore, Missouri and Memphis. In comedy, Doug is the creator and co-host of the Tuesday Show monthly standup showcase in Memphis, TN and has been involved in the local standup scene for about two years.