Mississippi Stories: Merc B Williams

In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-at-Large Marshall Ramsey visits with the talented Merc B. Williams. Merc is a comedian, host, writer and speaker who appeared on Comedy Central’s “Hart of The City” Season 2, created by comedian Kevin Hart, and produced by Joey Wells, and Leland “Pookey” Wiggington. Merc represented Jackson, Mississippi in the newest installment of the series.

Merc created Laugh Your Way To Work, a web series that showcases his comedic talents to followers on an array of everyday topics during their morning commute. Williams also is a regular writer/contributor to So FN Dope Magazine, based in Sacramento, California, and hosts Late Night Jxn; a variety show centered around all things Mississippi: News, television, movies, comedy, and the arts.

He’s also 1/3 of the “Hilarious Homies” along with fellow comedian Nardo Blackmon and comedienne Rita Brent and co-creator of the “Funny For The Free” comedy show; a show held bimonthly showcasing comedians from in and around the Jackson, MS area. He’s also one half of the “Vibe Controllers” podcast along side his identical twin brother and fellow artist Cocky McFly. To hear “Vibe Controllers”, click here.


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Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a weekly statewide radio program and a television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.