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. Hosted by Josh McLane.
Don't Be Afraid of the Shorts
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."
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.
Just your regular comedy open mic. Except it's in the morning and we were drinking the night before. A lot.
Hangover Mic 2: Electric Boogaloo
Same as before...just more drunk the night before.
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. Hosted by Andrew Healan and Isaac Kozell.
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.
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!
The Real @ChrisTrew Show
The Real @ChrisTrew Show is the most out of the box comedy event in New Orleans, a bizarre brigade of the best comedians in the country stretching their creative muscles in an anything goes setting.
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.
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.
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.
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.