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 & Jonny Bratsveen 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.
Created by Josh McLane and now helmed by Kyle Kordsmeier, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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