The 5th Annual Sacramento Comedy Festival will be held October 2-10, 2015.
The Sacramento Comedy Festival is an annual event featuring a stand-up competition, National Headliners, improv, and sketch comedy shows. The Sacramento Comedy Festival is operated by the Sacramento Comedy Foundation whose mission is to promote Sacramento as a destination for comedy and support Sacramento Comedy Comedians.
The Sacramento Comedy Festival was created in 2011 by Brian Crall, comedian and owner of The Sacramento Comedy Spot. The Sacramento Comedy Spot features improv, sketch, stand-up, and Podcasts shows and has the most comprehensive comedy school in Northern California.
The 2011 Sacramento Comedy Festival was a 4 day event featuring comedians from mostly Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
In 2012 the Comedy Festival expanded to 7 days and featured comedians from all over the west coast including Portland and Denver.
In 2013 the Comedy Festival expanded 9 days and we added a stand-up comedy competition to the festival. Comedians participated from all over the country from San Francisco to New York.
In 2014 the Fest expanded the Stand-up Competition to include a Wild Card round, featured The famed Cambridge Footlights for England, and broke all attendance levels.
In early 2015 Brian Crall founded the Sacramento Comedy Foundation and donated the Sacramento Comedy Festival to the foundation. Brian Crall also appointed Steven Bloom as the Executive Director of the Sacramento Comedy Festival with the goal of expanding the Festival to include national headlining comedians, expand the stand-up competition to 60 comedians, and include more Sacramento venues.