From Kevin Hart to Steve Martin and Martin Short, Katt Williams to John Mulaney, Chris Tucker to Nikki Glaser and more, some of comedy’s biggest stars are set to take to the stages of Memphis and the Middle South in the coming months.
Here’s a preview of some fun men and fun women, veteran acts and rising stars set to roam the region for the remainder of 2022.
Tip ‘TI’ Harris
September 2-3 at the Chuckles Comedy House
Rapper/actor Tip “TI” Harris is coming to Cordova for a series of shows at the Chuckles Comedy House this Labor Day weekend. The Atlanta native will be showing his standup chops with two performances each night (at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.) on September 2 and 3. Tickets: $35 to $150. Go to Etix.com.
9 Sept at the Orpheum
Author, actor and comedian Fortune Feimster is a familiar face to fans of It’s Chelsea Lately and Hulu’s The Mindy Project. Feimster – who starred in her own Netflix comedy special Sweet & Salty – will perform at the Orpheum downtown on September 9th. Tickets: $35 to $65. Go to Ticketmaster.com.
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11 Sept at the Orpheum
Funnyman Joe Gatto – veteran of the prank program Impractical Jokers and game show The Misery Index and one of the founding members of The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe – is coming to the Orpheum on September 11th for a night of comedy. Tickets : $39 to $59. Go to Ticketmaster.com.
Tom Joyner Morning Show Comedy Tour
16-17 Sept at the Chuckles Comedy House
The Chuckles Comedy House will host the Tom Joyner Morning Show comedy tour. A trio of comedians appearing on The Joyner show – George Wallace, J. Anthony Brown and Myra J – will be billing for four shows on September 16 and 17 (every night at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. 00 o’clock) fill. Tickets: $42.50. Go to Etix.com.
Steve Martin and Martin Kurz
24 Sept at the Orpheum
Comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short are bringing their You Won’t Believe The Way They Look Today! tour to Memphis this fall. The stars of current Hulu hit “Only Murders in the Building” will be headlining at the Orpheum downtown on September 24th for a ton of fun stuff. Tickets: $95 to $185. Go to Ticketmaster.com.
September 30th at Gold Strike Casino
Veteran actor, sketch performer and standup Marlon Wayans makes his way back to the Mid-South. The ‘In Living Colour’ and ‘White Chicks’ star will headline a comedy concert at Gold Strike Casino in Tunica on September 30th. Tickets: $39 to $69. Go to Ticketmaster.com.
October 8th on the FedExForum
Former Saturday Night Live writer and Emmy-winning actor and comedian John Mulaney is bringing his From Scratch tour to the FedExForum downtown. Mulaney, who received recognition for his 2018 Kid Gorgeous tour and Netflix standup special, will perform at The Forum on October 8. This event will be a phone-free experience. The use of telephones is not permitted in the event room. Upon arrival at the venue, phones will be secured in individual Yondr bags, which will be opened at the end of the event. Tickets: $26 to $96. VIP packages are also available. Go to Ticketmaster.com.
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12 Oct at Lafayette’s Music Room
Alt-comedy favorite Kyle Kinane has a history of hilarious performances in Memphis over the years. He will be back in Bluff City on October 12th. Kinane – who has released a slew of standout comedy albums, including 2020’s “Trampoline in a Ditch,” and has starred in several standup specials – will headline a show at Lafayette’s Music Room in Overton Square. Tickets: $25 to $35. Go to Ticketweb.com.
October 21 on the FedExForum
Comedy supernova Kevin Hart returns with his first major tour in more than four years. Hart’s Reality Check Tour will see the movie star and standup king headlining the FedExForum on October 21st. Per tour policy, phones will be secured in individual Yondr bags upon arrival at the venue, which will be opened at the end of the event. Tickets: $56 to $156. Platinum and VIP packages are also available. Go to Ticketmaster.com.
November 11th at the Horseshoe Casino
It’s been nearly 30 years since comedian Chris Tucker first stormed the stage and roared audiences with groundbreaking performances on Def Comedy Jam and Friday. The “Rush Hour” franchise star is returning to his standup roots and will perform at the Horseshoe Casino in Bluesville on November 11th. Tickets: $54 to $89. Go to Ticketmaster.com.
November 25 at the Landers Center
One of the most electrifying comedians of his generation, Katt Williams is making a quick return to the Mid-South after appearing last fall as part of his World War III Tour. This time Williams is on the road for his 2023 and Me Tour and will headline a show again on November 25th at the Landers Center in Southaven. Tickets $64 to $130. Go to Ticketmaster.com.
December 2nd at the Graceland Soundstage
Comedian Nikki Glaser has seen her star rise in recent years. In addition to a recent HBO special, she has appeared on her own show, Welcome Home Nikki Glaser? and serves as the host of HBO’s “FBoy Island.” Glaser is touring this fall and winter with her One Night with Nikki Glaser tour. It will take them to Memphis and the home of Elvis Presley on December 2nd for a performance at Graceland Soundstage. Tickets: $39.75 to $49.75. VIP meet and greet packages are also available. Go to Gracelandlive.com.