The Memphis 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.
The festival takes place over 4 days in Memphis. Each night will feature showcases with comics from our submission process while being hosted by local comics and headlined by comics known nationwide.
LaToya Tennille is a comedienne, host, writer and entrepreneur. She is the founder of LaToya Tennille Productions, LOL Memphis Improv Troupe, and the Memphis Urban Laughs Comedy Festival, making her the first female in Memphis to found a major, African American centered comedy event. Her accolades include being featured on Kevin Hart’s “Hart of the City on Comedy Central and winning “Best Female Comedian” at the 2017 Artsy awards and Artist of the Year in 2018. She's also the first woman in Memphis to own her own Comedy Club "The Comedy Junt". This Memphis native uses comedy camps and a host of other events to give back to the youth and unite people with the spirit of laughter.