The Sacramento Comedy Festival is an annual event held at the Sacramento Comedy Spot featuring national and local improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy shows.

The Sixth Annual Sacramento Comedy Festival will be held in late summer/fall of 2016.



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.