The Sacramento Comedy Festival is an annual event featuring stand-up, podcasts, improv, sketch comedy shows, and comedy variety shows. The 2014 Sacramento Comedy Festival will be held September 12-20, 2014.  Click here to apply.  The fee to apply is $25.00.

Submissions for stand-up comedians are closed.  We are still accepting applications through July 1, 2014 for sketch comedy and improv groups.  Final invitations to participate for stand-up comedians will be sent by July 1, 2014. Final invitations to participate for sketch and improv groups will be sent by July 7, 2014.   The fee to apply is $25.00.

The 2014 Sacramento Comedy Festival will feature a competition in three categories:  Stand-up, Improv, and Sketch Comedy.  We will be awarding a $1000 cash prize to each of the categories.  Participants  in the stand-up and improv categories will be performing in a tournament.  Sketch participants will perform once during the Festival.   All three competitions will be judged by industry professionals.  


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.