Recurring Shows

Don’t call it an open mic. These shows are for real.

Chuckle’s Comedy House

Chuckles Comedy House hosts big-name national touring acts every single weekend.

Full schedule available at the Chuckle’s Website.

Keep up with the latest shows on their Facebook page.


You Look Like a Comedy Show

Tommy Oler & Katrina Coleman host a tournament of roasting with burns like no other.

Keep up with the latest shows on their Facebook page.



Comma Comedians: Drafts & Laughs

The Comma Comedians signature showcase brings standup, sketch comedy and a few surprises to the Memphis Made Brewery on Cooper every month.

Keep up with the latest shows on their Facebook page.


Tuesday Show Comedy

Doug Gillon & Jonny BratsveenĀ host this once-monthly show on the last (usually) Tuesday of every month.

Keep up with the latest shows on their Facebook page.


Leftist Comedy Show

Stan Polson and the Memphis Communists take a break from being sectarian to laugh a little. Shows are one Saturday per month at Midtown Crossing Grill.



Black Nerd Power Comedy Hour

Richard Douglas Jones and Markus Seaberry bring the Black Nerd Power podcast to life with this monthly stand-up showcase.

Keep up with the latest shows on their Facebook page.


OUTLoud Showcase at MGLCC

Lisa Michaels hosts the OUTLoud Standup comedy showcase on Fridays and the Memphis Gay & Lesbian Community Center on Cooper Street. Shows usually start at 8 p.m. MGLCC is an alcohol and drug-free environment.


Memphis Improv & Sketch Collective

John Hancock and his insane improv troupe make Midtown Crossing Grill a regular crazy place on the last Saturday of every month. Shows feature a stand-up guest slot.

Keep up with the latest shows on their Facebook page.


Don’t Be Afraid of the Comedy, Memphis

Created by Josh McLane and now helmed by Kyle Kordsmeier, this once-monthly showcase is the longest-running independent stand-up showcase in Memphis.

Keep up with the latest shows on their Facebook page.


Jowa Horn’s Best Damn Nerd Show

The Best Damn Nerd show brings comedy, spoken work, hip hop, freestyle and always a special guest to Rockhouse Live in Midtown on intermittent Sunday evenings.



Annual Events

The big ones only happen once a year.

Memphis Comedy Festival

The once-a-year festival brings more than 50 out-of-town comics to perform at more than 20 shows, mostly located in midtown.

Get the latest at their website.


Memphis Urban Laughs Comedy Festival

The Urban Laughs Comedy Festival is an event that celebrates all forms and aspects of urban comedy. It brings together the finest local, out of town and nationally known comics at one time to showcase their talents, network with one another, and enjoy the beautiful city of Memphis.

Get the latest at their website.


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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