Comedy School

CrestThe Sacramento Comedy Spot has the largest Comedy School in Northern California. We offer classes in improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy, starting monthly. In 2015, we will be adding an Improvised Musical class, and a Video Production class that will teach you to shoot and promote YouTube videos. If you are a business looking to reward your staff, or wanting to promote creativity and teamwork at the office, ask us about our Improv Workshops. A list of upcoming class start dates is listed below.  


Questions and Business Training Bookings: Please call us at (916) 444-3137 or email


Class Locations
Our classes meet at two different locations: Sacramento Comedy Spot Main Stage (1050 20th Street) or the Comedy Spot Lab (1812 J Street, Suite 9). When paying and registering for your class, please note at which location your class will be meeting.


Click on a class name below to learn more and to register.


Improv 101 – 8 Week Class – $180
This class will focus on skills such as accepting and building on other students ideas, establishing a strong foundation, finding and playing the pattern of the scene.

Improv 201 – 8 Week Class – Prerequisite: Improv 101 – $180
Our Improv 201 class will give you intermediate improv skills and prepare you to perform on a Harold team.

Improv 301 – 8 Week Class – Prerequisite: 201 – $180
This class will focus on advanced scene work techniques with an emphasis on character, space objects, using your environment, and playing the action of the scene.

Improv Games – 4 Week Class – $90
Learn to play improv games in the style of Whose Line is it Anyway?.

Stand-Up 101 – 4 Week Class – $150
You will gain the skills you need at stand-up comedy’s “ground zero” by learning how to write, edit, and perform 4-7 minutes of material at the open-mic level.

Stand-Up 201 – 4 Week Class – $150
This unique class will have you perform every week and then the instructor will workshop your material after your performance.  Note: Please have at least 5 minutes of material ready to perform on the first day of class.

Sketch Writing 101  5 Week Class – $150
Learn to write sketches like those on SNLMadTVWhitest Kids U Know, and Human Giant. This intro to sketch comedy class will teach students the basics of taking their funny ideas and putting them into sketch format.

Sketch 201  5 Week Class – $150
Learn to produce your own comedy show using the sketches written in your Sketch 101 class. Sketch 201 ends with a class performance.

Improv Lab  Drop-In Class – Weekly – $5 Per Class
Not sure if you want to take improv classes? This is where you should start.