The Sacramento Comedy Festival is a three day event held at the Sacramento Comedy Spot featuring the best Improv, Stand-up, and Sketch Comedy. The 2016 Sacramento Comedy Festival is September 9-11, 2016 at the Sacramento Comedy Spot.

The Sacramento Comedy Festival was created in 2011 by Brian Crall, comedian and owner of Sacramento Comedy Spot. Sacramento Comedy Spot features improv, sketch, stand-up, and podcasts shows, and has the largest comedy school in Northern California.  

2011 — The Sacramento Comedy Festival began as a four-day event, featuring comedians from mostly Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

2012 — The Sacramento Comedy Festival expanded to seven days and featured comedians from all over the West Coast, including Portland and Denver.  

2013 — The Sacramento Comedy Festival expanded to nine days, adding the Stand-Up Comedy Competition to the festival, with a $1,000 first-place prize. Comedians participated from all over the country, from San Francisco to New York.

2014 — The Sacramento Comedy Festival expanded the Stand-up Competition to include a wild card round, featured the famed Cambridge Footlights from England, and broke attendance levels.

2015 — Steven Bloom was appointed Executive Director of the Sacramento Comedy Festival. Steven’s expanded the festival by including all Sacramento full-time, and many part-time, comedy venues. 

2016 — In 2016 the Stand-up Competition will be separated from the Sacramento Comedy Festival an become it’s own event. The Sacramento Comedy Festival will be a  jam packed three day event featuring our favorite improv, stand-ups, and sketch comedy groups and will be held exclusively at the Sacramento Comedy Spot. The Festival will be a showcase of national and local talent.