Giving Tuesday

What Is Giving Tuesday? GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement...
The Helix Improv Form

The Helix Improv Form

Helix is a NEW improv form developed at Sacramento Comedy Spot to replace the Harold as the primary form used to teach improv students. The Committee, an improv group in San Francisco, was the first group to perform a Harold in 1967. The Harold form continued to be...
Improv Glossary

Improv Glossary

These are commonly used terms at Sacramento Comedy Spot, used in our core improv classes. Want to play some fun improv games? Visit our Improv Warm-up Games List. Please let us know what other terms you would like us to add.  A-to-C Connections (Word Association): We...
Improv Warm-up Games List

Improv Warm-up Games List

This is a list of improv warm-up games played at Sacramento Comedy Spot in our core improv classes. If you see some terms you don’t know, take a look at our Improv Glossary. What other games should we include? 10 SECONDS TO MAKE A… Divide the class into groups...
How Improv Changed My Life

How Improv Changed My Life

When I think about the happiest moments in my life, my thoughts immediately return to the night our fledgling improv troupe, the HypotheChicks, won our first Cage Match in October 2019. It seems like such a silly accomplishment to bestow the title of “Sara’s Happiest...
Why I Perform Stand-Up Comedy

Why I Perform Stand-Up Comedy

Growing up, I had a personality that could stop a room. A favorite family story is when I was two-years-old, and my uncle taught me how to cluck like a chicken, and like a sexy chicken. “Stephanie, what’s a chicken say?” “Bawk, bawk.” “Stephanie, what’s a sexy chicken...
Your Handy Guide to Open Mic Success

Your Handy Guide to Open Mic Success

Sacramento is an amazing city for comics, with several comedy open mics in all sorts of different types of venues, nearly every night of the week. Sacramento Comedy Spot has been running an open mic for over 15 years. Whether you’re someone that wants to try out...
Become a Comedian: The First Seven Steps

Become a Comedian: The First Seven Steps

So, you want to become a comedian? Your friends have told you that you are funny. You watch a ton of stand-up comedians on television. You finally made your decision to start doing stand-up comedy, but you have no idea how to get started. I want to help! My name is...
Justine Lopez: The New Generation

Justine Lopez: The New Generation

Justine Lopez represents the next generation of Sacramento Comedy Spot. She is a cast member on Lady Business, Anti-Cooperation League, and The Friday Show, and recently formed rap improv group called Masters of Rap Improv (MRI). In January, Justine began teaching...