Schedule, Tickets, & Passes

The eighth annual Sacramento Comedy Festival will be held October 11-14, 2018 at Sacramento Comedy Spot. This event features improv groups, stand-up comedians, and sketch comedy groups from Sacramento and around the country.

Individual show tickets are available, below. Better yet, grab a pass! It’s the best way to see the most of the festival.


FESTIVAL PASSES

A limited number of each pass is available. Get yours before they’re gone!

Sunday Pass | $15 | Buy Now Valid for all shows on Sunday, October 14, only.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Sacramento Comedy Festival

8:00 PM | Best of Sacramento Stand-Up Showcase
Some of the best local stand-up comedians in one show. Hosted by Benton Harshaw.
Featuring: Melissa McGillicuddy, Emma Haney, Jaclyn Weiand, Amy Estes, Dan Smith, Josh Means, Joey Stults, Luke Soin, Felicia Aleman, and Drew Absher


Friday, October 12, 2018

Sacramento Comedy Festival

6:00 PM | The Haiku Guys + Gals
The Haiku Guys + Gals are multicultural poets, bringing bilingual (Spanish + English) free haiku to you. Visit them at their pop-up on our patio from 6-8pm, right before Friday night’s shows, and get your very own custom poem!

Sacramento Comedy Festival

8:00 PM | Festival Stand-Up Showcase, Vol. 1
Some of the best stand-up comedians from around the US… and Canada.
Featuring:
Zenjiro (Seattle, WA), Laura Leibow, (Toronto, Canada), Allison Hooker (San Francisco, CA), Justin Cousson (Los Angeles, CA), Levi Manis (Van Nuys, CA), Clay Newman (San Francisco, CA), 
Jesse Eigner (New York, NY), with headliner Saul Trujillo (2018 Sacramento Stand-Up Competition Winner) Hosted by Benton Harshaw

Sacramento Comedy Festival

10:00 PM | Festival Stand-Up Showcase, Vol. 2
We had so many great comedians we added a second show—more of some of the best stand-up comedians from around the country.
Featuring: Jepherson Guevara (Venezuela, living in Fort Worth, TX),  Matt Payton (Los Angeles, CA), Daniel Humbarger (Sacramento, CA), Leah Rudick (Los Angeles, CA), Amber (Los Angeles, CA), Edsel Mac (Santa Rosa, CA), Connor Bentley (Atlanta, GA), with headliner Krista Fatka (2017 Sacramento Stand-Up Competition Winner) Hosted by Luke Soin.


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Sacramento Comedy Festival

2:00 PM | Finding Characters Workshop
Finding Characters focuses on developing characters for the stage. Through improv exercises and monologues, students will learn easy techniques for coming up with characters and applying them to their scenes. The workshop will cover practical aspects of performing characters live, like finding character quirks,  developing comedic timing, and using physicality to discover character movement. Instructors: Jeff Sloniker, Curtis Rainsberry

Sacramento Comedy Festival

6:00 PM | CRiiiME Podcast Live Recording
CRiiiME is a show about lawbreakers from comedians Rich Slaton and Jon Shefsky. Each week, Rich researches the life of a criminal, turns it into a short story and reads it to Shefsky and their guest. Or, at least, he tries to … as his friends constantly interrupt with riffs, characters, and other nonsense.

Sacramento Comedy Festival

7:30 PM | The Art Critique Comedy Show
San Francisco’s hit, The Art Critique Comedy Show {comedians roasting thrift store art}, comes to Sacramento! Check out Cali’s best comics pick apart five pieces of art, found at thrift stores, garage sales, flea markets, and sometimes right off the damn ground. Hosted by Jordan Cerminara and Jeremy Talamantes.

Sacramento Comedy Festival

9:00 PM | Festival Sketch Showcase
Comedians from all over the country create one massively amazing sketch comedy show. Like SNL, MadTV, Key and Peele… only LIVE.
Individual Performers: Jeff Sloniker (Los Angeles, CA) Curtis Rainsberry (Los Angeles, CA)
Teams: 
The Friday Show (Sacramento, CA), Squad Patrol (Sacramento, CA), Femmebot PhD (Los Angeles, CA)

Sacramento Comedy Festival

11:00 PM | Festival Character Showcase
Comedians create wildly hilarious characters and perform in a talk show format. Hosted by Brian Crall.
Featuring: Jeff Sloniker, Curtis Rainsberry, Jack Brown, Michelle Petro, Corky McDonnell, Ruby Setnik, Saba Mohtasham


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sacramento Comedy Festival

6:30 PM | Festival Improv Showcase
$10 Tickets • Buy Now
We invite some of our improv friends to perform in the festival.
Teams:
Me Time (Sacramento, CA) with Daniel Kessenich, Cameron Domasky, Ruby Setnik
Something Decent (Sacramento, CA) with Cameron Domasky, Sebastian Saba
G4G (Sacramento, CA) with Cameron Domasky, Ryan King, Allie Berta, Patrick Blanson, Gaby Gilmore, Tessa Brown, Jack Brown, Ruben Acosta

Sacramento Comedy Festival

8:00 PM | Improv Fight Club
$15 Tickets • Buy Now
Three teams of Comedy Spot regulars perform, and the audience chooses the winner of a cash prize.
Joe Lewis’s Team: Allison BakerDaniel KessenichKacie ShingaraJack BrownJosh ParreraSaba Mohtasham
Ryan King’s Team: Hillary Niblock, Ruby SetnikMichelle PetroNick MagavernRuben AcostaKevin Hayer
Allie Berta’s Team: Aeriel, Cameron DomaskyCorky McDonnellKevin CooleySam HarrisonTessa Brown