Memphis Comedy Festival was founded to encourage and grow comedic arts in the bluff city. In the last year, we’ve seen more showcases, open mics, new talent, visiting headliners, and national attention than ever before. MCF is a critical piece of this growth.

MCF brings in comics from around the country. While audiences get a taste of up-and-coming comics and acclaimed headliners, performers get an unprecedented chance to network.

That means more top-tier shows here at home and more chances for our talented creatives to represent Memphis across the U.S. and Canada.

Our Mission.

We will advance comedy in the Memphis area by nurturing creators and performers of comedy, curating talent from in and outside the city, developing alliances with venues, and producing events to increase the awareness of Memphis comedy, culminating with the annual Memphis Comedy Festival.

Heading into year seven, we’ve set a goal of 2,000 seats filled, but we need your help to get there!

Memphis Comedy Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Most donations to MCF are tax deductible.*


All sponsorships and donations include invitation to our VIP Thank You Party.

Logo Sponsor - $250

Sponsor name/logo on posters, website and large marketing materials
2 VIP festival passes
1 t-shirt

Bronze Sponsor - $500

Name/logo @ 2x size of Logo Sponsor
4 VIP festival passes
2 t-shirts

Silver Sponsor - $1,000 - Limit of 3

Name/logo on red carpet photo backdrop
Name/logo @ 3x size of Logo Sponsor
10 VIP passes, 4 headliner tickets
3 t-shirts, 1 hoodie

Gold Sponsor - $2,500 - Limit of 2

Mention in all press materials and interviews
On-stage mention at all feature shows
Name/logo featured on red carpet photo backdrop
Name/logo @ 4x size of Logo Sponsor
20 VIP festival passes, 6 headliner tickets
4 t-shirts, 2 hoodies

Title Sponsor - $5,000 - Limit of 1

Name/logo featured alongside MCF (e.g. COMPANY NAME presents MCF, COMPANY NAME MCF) on all promotional materials
Heavy mention in all press materials and interviews
Name/logo prominently featured on red carpet photo backdrop
Name/logo featured on billboard advertising
On-stage mention at least three times at every show
Photos with festival headliners
20 VIP festival passes, 10 headliner tickets
8 t-shirts, 5 hoodies

*In cases of significant advertising representation, donations may not be tax deductible.
MCF will work with you to make sure your needs are met with regard to any donation.