Open Mic

The P&H Cafe (map)

Thursday night open mic at the P&H Cafe hosted by Richard Douglas Jones. Come on out and see some of the performing comics get an idea of what the Memphis crowd is all about!

420 Show

420 Show

The Hi Tone (map)

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The 420 showcase is a secret. You shouldn’t even be talking about it. It starts at 420. That’s all you’re getting.

Brain Trust

Brain Trust

The Hi Tone (map)

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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.

Gimme Props

Gimme Props

Theaterworks (map)

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This new show pairs audience participation with standup comedy. An audience member selects a prop or outfit and the comedians have to tailor their set to incorporate it. If the comic cannot do it they have to spend time in the doghouse.

You Look Like

You Look Like

The Hi Tone (map)

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A local Memphis showcase of spite, a battle of bitchery, a competition of OH HELL NO of 6 comics battling for the crown. Watch the quickest wits from this year’s festival talk mad shit.

This Week Sucks Tonight

This Week Sucks Tonight

The Hi Tone (map)

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This Week Sucks Tonight is a late night fake news comedy show in Phoeix, AZ hosted by comedians Anwar Newton and Michael Tuner. Each week current events of the week are irrelevantly discussed followed by standup comedy sets from guest comedians who have their sets heckled, roasted, and “punched up” on the fly if the jokes aren’t up to snuff.

Black Nerd Power Comedy Hour  |  Headliner Show

Black Nerd Power Comedy Hour | Headliner Show

TheaterWorks (map)

Two hours of side-splitting standup from the funniest comedians the U.S. has to offer. Previous years’ performers have gone on to be featured on Comedy Central, HBO, late shows, and more. See them first at MCF and impress all your future friends!

Character Assassination

Character Assassination

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Memphis Comedy Festival is bringing Character Assassination a comedy show rooted in fictional and historical roasts, with homes in Louisville, KY, and Chicago, IL.

Strip Joker

Strip Joker

The Hi Tone (map)

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Strip Joker features a roster of stand-up comics who are willing to bare it all in the spirit of totally vulnerable, inclusive, and uncensored comedy. Backed by Chicago’s own guerrilla art movement, the “You Are Beautiful Campaign.” Strip Joker will be presenting Memphis Comedy Festival’s finest stand-up comedians and revealing their candid stories about nudity, and also getting nude themselves.

Don't Be Afraid

Don't Be Afraid

Midtown Crossing Grill (map)

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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.