by Matt Ward
I got the opportunity to perform this past weekend at the Memphis Comedy Festival put on by the Memphis Roast Club. The show I did was on Saturday Night at TheatreWorks in Downtown Memphis. Shows had been going on all week include improv, a locals stand-up showcase, the Saturday night marathon showcase that I was a part of and Podcast Sunday.
The Venue: TheatreWorks
|Chad Riden Closes out the Marathon Stand-Up Showcase|
|Jason Folks lies on the floor mid-podcast at the Memphis|
Comedy Festival Podcast Day
Throughout the evening on Saturday and early on Sunday Podcasting was going on at TheatreWorks. MemNash Radio with Hawk and The Beard was recording a marathon podcas to go with the marathon stand-up showcase. I popped in briefly and recorded a few soundbytes. In addition, roving around were John and Jancice from the Bare Bones Podcast.
I got to meet some great people including Sammy Marten, former owner of Comedy Tennessee, the last full time comedy club in Memphis. I enjoyed myself and the crowd they put me in front of was almost a sell out. Can't ask for much more from a smaller comedy festival in their second year. I look forward to seeing the festival grow as the years go on!