A sample of local acts worth checking out. New performers added every Sunday.
Kyle Kordsmeier has been performing comedy for two years. A natural storyteller, Kyle is known as one of the Memphis comics on the rise. He’s been booked in DC and NYC for numerous shows and is the Co-host of Tuesday Show Comedy.
Christine Marie is an award-winning filmmaker, director, and actress. She also made several wedding dresses from newspaper, a self-portrait out of nerds candy, and hasn’t had an address in a while. She’s a good person, she’s just not great at being a person. She’s the host of In the Pit with Christine Marie.
Rob Speer is a comedian and person living in Memphis. He studied at the Second City Training Center, has toured regionally as a standup, and won 3rd place in the Pittsburgh Boy Scout Pinewood Derby in 1993.
Brandon Sams has been entertaining audiences around the mid-south for more than 11 years. Sams’ delightfully dark observations coupled with his exasperated, growling delivery make him one of the area’s top acts.
An observational comic with a punchy and crowd pleasing delivery, Q has quickly made his mark across Memphis. He has performed at SoulSpeak, Chuckle’s Comedy House, and the P&H Cafe.
Demarco “Montana” Richardson is a young, new face in Memphis Comedy. He produces the comedy video series known as “Montana Stories” and has hosted open mics at the Rumba Room.
Tutweezy is a rapidly rising star in Memphis Comedy. He’s known for engaging, relatable standup, aloe-inducing insults, and his incredibly popular Instagram videos.
A master of one-liners in standup, Amanda Walker’s dream is to be a goodwill personal shopper. She hosts a weekly open mic where she gives out second-hand prizes. She like cats, one liners, and American beer.
Mitchell Dunnam is the first comic sitting. A regular performer and contributor the the comedy scene, Dunnam’s dark, hilarious take on his life with brittle bone disease, and on the way everyone around him lives, keeps audiences coming back for more.
Henry Coleman is a comedy veteran who splits his time between Memphis and Los Angeles. He has appeared on BET ComicView, Showtime at the Apollo and Fox’s Laughs. He can be reached at his website: www.mrhenrycoleman.com
Will Loden is a comic with deep roots in the state of Mississippi. Using his storytelling prowess, he attempts to make people chuckle and realize we’re not all that different.
Caszell Williams has been active in Memphis Comedy since 1996. A comedian, host and show producer, Caszell has performed all over the southeast and opened for big-time acts like Bernie Mac and D.L. Hughley.
Sammy Anzer was raised on the streets of Queens, NYC. By his count, he’s ruined 8 of his older sister’s birthdays and 70 class periods of earth science. It didn’t take long into his comedic career for him to realize NYC was too small a town for his comedic aspirations, he decided to spread his wings and fly southwest to Memphis, TN.
Jowa Horn originally hails from Brooklyn, NY, but has been tickling Memphis audiences for more than seven years. A realistic comedian, Horn takes stories and experiences from real life and brings them to the stage in relatable, hilarious bits. He is the creator and producer of the Best Damn Nerd Show in Memphis.
Mark Brimble is a displaced English scientist and generally pleasant individual with a penchant for wordplay and logical traps. Brimble is a founding member of the comedy collective behind Drafts and Laughs.
Standing in the face of conventional comedy for the last 20 years, Mo Alexander has pushed all boundaries of what it means to laugh at a Comedy Show.Taking all of life’s absurdities and creating a night of hysterical laughter is why Mo Alexander is one this industries’ unknown Greats. – from slapthesstupid.com
John Hancock is the leader of the Memphis Improv and Sketch Collective a two-time You Look Like a Comedy Show roast Champion. He was a longtime member and sometimes leader of the sketch troupe, FreakEngine. MISC performs the last Friday of the month at Midtown Crossing Grill.
Lisa Michaels has been a staple of independent and alternative comedy in Memphis for several years, and also performs regularly as a musician. Lisa is the creator and host of the OUTLoud comedy showcase, which happens every other weekend at the MGLCC on Cooper Street.
Wes Corwin is an absurd man that yells into microphone about things like Sumerian Creation Myths and the invention of the Funnel Cake. His podcast, Wes Corwin has friends, is popular on YouTube.
Angela Garrone recently survived moving across the state with 3 cats to come back home to Memphis. She has opened for Kyle Kinane, Sean Patton and has been a finalist in both the Rocky Top Comedy and Funniest Person in Memphis Contests.
Harold King is a rising star in Memphis comedy. He can be found sometimes hosting the Click’s Humpday Showcase, has performed in nearly every venue in town, and recently won third place in a comedy competition at Stardome.
Tommy Oler hosts the Thursday open mic at the P&H Cafe, and is the co-creator and co-host of You Look Like, the incredibly popular insult battle and tournament show.
Reggie Junior is a former sportscaster turned comedian and battle rapper. Known for #deezjokes, Reggie created the Most Interesting Comedy Showcase and is a co-star of The Ol’ Heads.
Hunter Sandlin is a love-sick surrealist goofball dad who relishes at catching audiences off guard with awkward non sequiturs and absurd imagery. Catch him on Instagram @huntersandlin.
Winner of Funniest Person in Memphis in 2013, Rob Love is a regular face at Chuckle’s Comedy House, opening for big-name national acts.
Katrina Coleman is the founder and CEO of the Memphis Comedy Festival. She is a two-time “who’s who” on Twitter and was recently voted “best local comedian” by the Memphis Flyer.
Latoya Polk is the founder and leader of the LOL Memphis Sketch & Improv experience which performs on the second and fourth Monday of every month at Chuckle’s Comedy House. She has also competed on the You Look Like a Comedy Show.
Richard Douglas Jones
Richard Douglas Jones hosts the Black Nerd Power podcast and Comedy Hour Stand-up show. He has opened for Patton Oswalt and Hannibal Burress, and won funniest person in Memphis in 2010.
Josh McLane recently released his full-length comedy album, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, to rave reviews. He is the host of the Don’t Be Afraid of the Comedy, Memphis, showcase, and a board member of the Memphis Comedy Festival.
Ambrose Jones was featured on Last Comic Standing in 2015, and also named “best local comedian” by the Memphis Flyer. His album, Laughter Iz The Best Medicine, is available on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.
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