Judaea Driscoll remembered as rising star in the Memphis comedy scene

Judaea Driscoll used to lie about her age and sneak in to perform at open mic nights at P&H Cafe on Madison. It was just who she was, Richard Douglas Jones, a fellow comedian in Memphis, said.

She would buck the system until she was eventually called on it.

Whenever she got on stage, she would start with “I am Judaea Driscoll, I am the Hebrew God, and you should fear me,” her close friend, Jeanelle “TBJ” Jones, said, laughing.

And Driscoll got on stage a lot. She loved comedy and would spend her time studying it and other stand-up comedians.

Eventually people did figure out that she was underage, and she was partially kicked out of P&H. She would hang out on the back porch all night, allowed into the bar just briefly to do her set before returning to the porch.

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