Don’t call it an open mic. These shows are for real.
Chuckles Comedy House hosts big-name national touring acts every single weekend.
Tommy Oler & Katrina Coleman host a tournament of roasting with burns like no other.
The Comma Comedians signature showcase brings standup, sketch comedy and a few surprises to the Memphis Made Brewery on Cooper every month.
Doug Gillon & Kyle Kordsmeier host this once-monthly show on the last (usually) Tuesday of every month.
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.
Richard Douglas Jones and Markus Seaberry bring the Black Nerd Power podcast to life with this monthly stand-up showcase.
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.
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.
The Wiseguys bring improv to Cafe Eclectic every second Tuesday at 8 p.m. and every third Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. The third Tuesday show is for 18+ only.
Benny Elbows produces comedy shows intermittently at Midtown Crossing Grill.
Formerly hosted by Josh McLane and now helmed by Blacksmith Comedy, this once-monthly showcase is the longest-running independent stand-up showcase in Memphis.
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.
The big ones only happen once a year.
The once-a-year festival brings more than 50 out-of-town comics to perform at more than 20 shows, mostly located in midtown.
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.
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Win tickets to see Second City perform at GPAC this Friday! Email email@example.com to enter! Winners will be chosen at lunchtime Friday. Performing social and political satire in acts of scripted scenes, music, and improvisation, The Second City Touring...read more
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Killer Beaz has appeared on more than 100 TV shows over the span of his 30+ year career as a stand up comedian. He will be appearing all weekend at Chuckles Comedy House during the early shows (7PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday). He has two albums available on iTunes -...read more