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

  • Smokin' & Jokin'

    December 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    6135 Mt Moriah Road Ext, Memphis, TN

    Reggie Jr. hosts this weekly showcase of sketches and standup.

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  • P&H Open Mic Comedy

    December 5, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    P & H Cafe, 1532 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, United States

    Tommy Oler hosts the weekly P&H mic. Sign up at 9, show at 9:30

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  • Chuckle's Show 1

    December 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Chuckle's Comedy House

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  • Chuckle's Show 2

    December 6, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    Chuckles Comedy House, 1770 Dexter Rd, Cordova, TN 38016, USA

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