Monday, September 6, 2010

Upcoming shows!

Just announced! A few shows coming up by some fantastic comedians. We're not saying that to be nice, every comic that is coming through will knock your socks off. Check each of their websites out or find more info about any of these guys.

Skitz at Neil's on Madison and McLean (Midtown)

October 9th - Spanky Brown
November 6th - Kerry White
November 26th or 27th (to be decided) - Mo Alexander

Minglewood Hall
January 22nd - Carl LaBove

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Venues: Monday's Open Mic

It's sad to say, but open mics at the P&H are no more. Last night was the last one. We've all had a really great, memorable time there. Alas, it is gone, but in Memphis comedy, usually something that beneficial to us all will not leave an empty void for us all. For now, we have an immediate replacement for it.

Now on Mondays, we will be holding open mics at 9pm at the Poplar Lounge 2586 Poplar Avenue. This will be a free event and the hosts will switch off between Andy Fleming (2009 Funniest Person in Memphis Winner) and Mike Degnan (FPIM Finalist and member of The Wiseguys). Sign up for comics is 8:45pm at the latest. Click here for facebook info.

We hope you make a smooth and easy transition from the P&H. We all would like to thank Brandon Sams for producing the P&H open mic for 3.5 years as it really did help a lot of people get started and has seen a lot of talented people on that stage. Thanks again, buddy.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Shows: Kyle Kinane and Mostly Comedy!

Fun show coming up for all to see! Kyle Kinane (Live at Gotham, Last Call with Carson Daly, Variety's Top 10 Comics to Watch 2010, Debut album "Death of the Party" out on aspecialthing records) will be performing on August 3rd with Mostly Comedy!

It's a very special show arranged around Kyle's schedule. Very funny dude, check him out on youtube.

Also on the show, you're gracious and hilarious hosts Andy Fleming (funniest person in Memphis 2009) and Katrina Murrell (self identified token female) with Richard Douglas Jones (Funniest Person in Memphis 2010) and the internet's Jane Haze (Comcast OnDemand, Club Deluxe "Yo Momma" Contest 1st runner up). Special appearance by Sting Mattress!

This is solid show not to be missed to show you what's up in Memphis Stand up comedy and some awesome alt comedy not typically found in memphis.

Full Moon Club
August 3

Friday, June 11, 2010

Comedians - Sinbad - Minglewood Hall July 15

You know the name, you know the face, you know the funny.

Sinbad. That's right Sinbad is coming to Memphis on July 15 and will be appearing at Minglewood Hall. Doors will open at 7 and show starts at 8pm. Tickets are general admission and will be $35 a piece.

Sinbad has been known for his likability and his family friendly nature, now the kids are grown and he's ragging on his teenagers. Previously, there was a no cursing show that could be counted on, but these days, words like "bitch" have slipped into the act. He's still easily PG 13, but don't be surprise to hear words that weren't on his Afros and Bell Bottom special:

For tickets and more info:


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Funniest Person in Memphis 2010

It's that time of year again, to bust out the funny for The Funniest Person in Memphis contest brought to you by Big Funny Productions.

There will be 3 qualifying rounds, each will cost $5 for audience to watch.

Round 1 - April 20
Round 2 - May 4
Round 3 - May 18

So if you think you're funny enough to go all the way, brings some folks, tell a friend and come down to see if you can succeed.

The finals will be June 1st. Tickets to that are $10.

All shows will start at 9:00pm. To sign up, show up the day of the qualifying round before 8:30 pm.

The Funniest Person in Memphis Competition will be held at Skitz Comedy Club, which is in the back room at Neil's Bar and Grill (Madison and McLean - in Midtown).

For the official site, you can go here! and for a general run down of last years finals, check out the Memphis Comedy Blog's Funniest Person Wrap Up.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Memphis Comedy Happenings - Podcasts!

Hey interested folks in Memphis Comedy! I realize that I've been severely lacking in the update area, but whatever. I'm sorry if you missed Joe Rogan at the High Point, but that's why I encourage you to follow @memphiscomedy on twitter to get the latest updates about shows before it comes to the blog.

Recently, there's been a crazy influx of podcasts to the Memphis Comedy ring. As of now, there are 5 around.

1. White Noise with Kerry White - hosted by Kerry White. Read the blog about Kerry to see if you can handle the realism and the harsh truth that White smacks you in the head with. Not for the faint of heart. Also, it's for the truly badasses.

2. Howling Monkey Reads the Comics - a podcast by local improviser and periodic character comic Joe Leibovich. The premise of the show is talking out various comics from the daily comics. Fairly straight forward, but know condescension and hilarity is to ensue, and I'm looking at you Dagwood!

3. Mostly Comedy - a hosted by Katrina Murrell and Andy Fleming, the Mostly Comedy podcast is fun for an insight into local comedy, fraught with periodic guest, and they talk about mostly, well, comedy.

4. Don't be Afraid of the Dark w/ Josh McLane - Josh McLane hosts 20 minutes a week bringing his distinctive outlook to the masses; topics typically include commonsense, frustration with the world, and he seems to like comic books a little. There are no guests, it's the dictatorship and Josh is driving the sovereign podcast whichever way while you hold on for the ride.

5. Shut Up and Listen - the podcast that started it all. Shut Up and Listen was originally a music oriented show with bands and playing tracks from CDs, now it has fused together with Memphis Comedy along with keeping with the loose music background. This show has the widest array of guests, from reference lord and local comic Mike Degnan to the Whimsical Douche Bunnies. A big thanks to Jared Callan and Justin Talley for producing and/or hosting some of the other shows. Go to the site and decide which ones.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Comedy Shows - Craig Ferguson

When it comes to comedy shows, I doubt the first place you think of is to go to Tunica, but you'd be surprised at the fantastic acts that show up just south of Memphis. Like I was recently surprised to find that one of the best comics I've ever seen live was coming to Millenium Theater in Tunica on March 13, 2010 - that comic, Craig Ferguson.

Craig Ferguson is probably most known for having the Late, Late Show on CBS, but Ferguson's amazing capacity as an entertainer doesn't stop at lip syncing puppets and making silly faces. Craig first got wide spread American noteriety by playing Mr. Wick on "The Drew Carey" show, where Ferguson will even tell you was the worst English accent ever.

Fergy is has written a few screenplays (Saving Grace is excellent!). He has written book named "Between the Bridge and the River" a dark comedy of falling from Grace, dealing with existentialist and philosophical themes. The Late, Late Show theme song was also another one of Craig's brainchildren.

All the other brilliance aside, Craig's stand up act is silly, story oriented, yet not an insult to your intelligence. In past shows, he's told the stories of his first marriage, how and why he wanted to become an American citizen, and of course his huge member - he can't get away with the dick jokes on tv as well as he can out at shows.

Please go out and support the man and if not for him, the crazy lonely cougar fans that show up with picture scrapbooks, cheeky monkeys, and 3 ft Craig Ferguson heads on snow shovels -- I worked security in SF for him two different weekends... I wish I was joking about any of that.

Find him on or Official Late, Late Show Site