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Location: Sacramento Comedy Spot
1050 20th Street #130, Sacramento 95811

If you would like to perform in improv shows at the Comedy Spot, then it all starts with auditioning for a Helix team. Helix teams rehearse and perform each Wednesday night. If you would like some resources to help prepare you for auditions, please go to the Student Resources page on our website.

Please read the important information below before submitting your RSVP.

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What to Expect: Auditions

Auditions are held at least three times a year. Audition participants will be divided into small groups and asked to perform a Helix from start to finish. Participants who are selected for a Helix team will be notified within a week.

Please submit your name via the RSVP form above, when available. We will take participants the day of auditions, but if you RSVP, it will help us create groups ahead of time.
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start of auditions to check in.

We encourage performers at the Comedy Spot to wear casual clothing, soft-soled, closed-toe shoes (No flip-flops, sandals, or heels), and clothing that allows you to be physical and move freely while remaining appropriately covered.


What to Expect: Being Cast on a Helix Team

Helix team members rehearse every Wednesday (6:30PM) with a coach, provided by the Comedy Spot. Our goal is to give performers an opportunity to continue their training through regular rehearsals and performances. Performers do not pay to be part of these teams, and the Comedy Spot pays for your coaches. We are committed to giving our performers every opportunity to grow and improve. If you are cast on a Helix team, you will get an invitation to perform on a team during a 16-week rotation. At the end of that 16 weeks you may be offered another 16-week rotation, moved to another performance team, or dropped from the program. Coaches give team members constant notes and feedback.



Performers must have completed Comedy Spot’s Improv 301 after successfully completing our Improv 101 and Improv 201 courses. All three of these courses prepare students to be Helix performers.

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Helix is a long-form improv structure in three beats, featuring characters, physicality, and strongly improvised scene work. Helix provides structure, but also allows for open, creative play, so it is good for performers who are still developing skills and is accessible to audiences. The Helix was created by Comedy Spot founder Brian Crall, based on 16 years of experience teaching and performing, student and performer feedback, and by watching thousands of improv shows.


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