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Get Tickets Now: Memphis Comedy Festival 2018

The Memphis Comedy Festival returns March 8th through March 11th.

Since 2012, the MCF has committed to organically growing the comedy scene in Memphis. Appealing to both the casual and hardcore comedy fan, the MCF has become a Memphis staple. Headlining this year’s festival is Lizz Winstead (co-creator and head writer of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” and founder of Lady Parts Justice.)

Performers include: Amanda Golob, Ben Popkin, Brandon Ream, Brendan Gay, Brian Stoltz, Brittany Meyer, Charley McMullen, Danish Maqbool, Drew Lausch, Elliott White, Emily Walsh, Georgia Barnes, Ian Aber, Jason Earl Folks, Jennie Stence, John Dick Winters, Jon Durnell, Josh Ogle, Justin Covington, Lauren Faber, Leland Long, Matt Gubser, Melissa Richelle, Michael Rowland, Powell Mansfield, Rana May, Rob Christensen, Roxxy Haze, Sam Gordon, Sam Wiles, Scott Eason, Shain Brenden, Shelly Colman, Stephen Spinola, Tevin Williams, Tyler Snodgrass, and V Lince.


  •  Thursday, March 8th
    • Opening Showcase: 6:30–8:30PM | TheatreWorks
    • P&H Open Mic: 9–11:30PM | P&H Cafe
  • Friday, March 9th
    • 420 Show – 4:20–6:30PM | Hi Tone
    • Fri Showcase – 7–9PM | TheatreWorks
    • God Hates Improv – 6:30–8PM | Hi Tone
    • Black Nerd Power Hour – 8:30–10PM | Hi Tone
    • Strip Joker – 10–1PM | Hi Tone
  • Saturday, March 10th
    • Sat Showcase 1 – 3–4:30PM | TheatreWorks
    • Gimme Props – 4–5:30PM | Hi Tone
    • Sat Showcase 2 – 5–6:30PM | TheatreWorks
    • Character Assassination – 6:30–9:30 | Hi Tone
    • Sat Showcase 3 – 7–8:30PM | TheatreWorks
    • Headliner Show – 9–11PM | TheatreWorks
    • You Look Like  – 11–1:30PM | Hi Tone
  • Sunday, March 11th
    • Don’t Be Afraid – 5–7PM | Midtown Crossing Grill


Access to all ticketed shows for the 2018 Memphis Comedy Festival, excluding the headliner show with Lizz Winstead.

Access to all ticketed shows for the 2018 Memphis Comedy Festival, including the headliner show with Lizz Winstead.

  • Get tickets to individual shows here.

Volunteer Opportunities

The festival couldn’t run without the help of folks across the city. So, if you’re interested in helping out, don’t hesitate! Click the link here to sign up.

Visit MCF’s website and follow them on their Facebook page for updates.

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