Weekly Comedy Open Mics in Memphis

Our places to practice in the Bluff City.

Open mics are a fantastic place to see comedy being molded, made and, sometimes, completely stepped on. They are usually free, and a chance to see great bits come to life, and horrible bits die.

Memphis hosts a variety of open mics in different parts of town on every weekday. Most mics allow 3-5 minutes of stage time for anyone who signs up. Punctuality is almost always appreciated. Hosts and venues are listed below. To sign up at an open mic, usually showing up on time and speaking with the host is all that is required.

List current as of May 16, 2019


Monday Night Mic with Basial – 9 p.m.

Sign up at 8:30 p.m., show at 9:00 p.m. Mic features beer and pizza specials at one of the hottest spots in town for independent comedy. Out-of-towners and newbies welcome. Sign up / go up open mic. Hosted by Basial.

Midtown Crossing Grill – 394 N Watkins St, Memphis, TN 38104.




Soul Speak @ Mot & Ed’s – 8 p.m.

This monthly open-mic features music, spoken word and poetry as well as comedy. Held at Mot & Ed’s southern eatery, kitchen is open but alcohol is BYOB. $5 entry for audience members, $3 for performers.

Mot & Ed’s – 1354 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104



Click’s Humpday Comedy Showcase – 9 p.m.

Oscar Pruitt hosts this monthy on the third Wednesday showcase/open mic with limited slots. Show features a DJ. Signup at 8:30. Beer and appetizer specials.

Click’s Billiards – 3705 Malco Crossing # 112, Memphis, TN 38125



P&H Cafe Comedy Open Mic – 9 p.m.

Arguably the most popular open mic in Tennessee, the P&H Open Mic regularly attracts full crowds and 20 to 30 comics per night before the list is closed.  Signups are held wednesday afternoon on the Memphis Comedy Facebook Page. Held at Memphis’ most legendary dive. Hosted by Richard Douglas Jones.

P&H Cafe – 1532 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104



Canvas Comedy Open Mic – 7 p.m.

Show up / go up open mic at a tiny, hip bar on Madison Avenue. Hosted by the tiny, hip Judaea Dricoll. Five minute sets. Newbies welcome. $4 cocktail specials.

Canvas – 1737 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104


Upcoming Events

  • The Word

    July 22, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
    656 Marshall Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, USA

    What's on your mind? Is it a poem, a song, a joke? Come share it at #TheWordMemphis Live band, Chinese Connection Dub Embassy + hosts, Tonya Renee Dyson & Darius Phatmak Clayton. Doors open at 7:30p. Show starts at 8:30p. $5 admission

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  • Dru's Place Monday Mic Comedy

    July 22, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    Dru's Place, 1474 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, United States

    Dru's Place Monday Mic Comedy hosted by Doug Gillon. Check facebook for joke themes and drink specials. Signup at 9, show starts at 9:30.

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  • Open Mic

    July 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Chuckles Comedy House, 1770 Dexter Rd, Cordova, TN 38016, United States

    Open Mic Nite
    Best amateur comics takes the stage
    Doors open at 7:00PM

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  • Soul Speak

    July 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    1354 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, USA

    Soul Speak Open Mic - Come enjoy the soul of spoken word in an intimate adult setting while enjoying the best talent and the BEST Soul Food in Midtown! $5 entry, $3 performer fee.

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