FAQ

Shows

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What types of shows can I see at the Comedy Spot?

Sacramento Comedy Spot features a wide variety of improv, stand-up, sketch comedy, and variety shows. During the week, up-and-coming comedians improve their skills and on the weekends our veterans take the stage. Please check our calendar for upcoming shows and special events.

Do you have a stand-up open mic?

We have a stand-up open mic every Tuesday at 8pm. If you would like to perform, sign-up at 7:30PM sharp. Each comedian gets 5 minutes and DOES NOT have to pay for the show. Comedians who bring a paying audience member will get on stage guaranteed.  Read about our performer guidelines here.

How long are your shows?

With the exeption of special events, our weekly shows are as follows:

• 7pm and 8pm featured shows: Approximately 50 minutes
• 9pm headlining shows: Between 1 and 1.5 hours
• 10:30pm experimental shows: 30-45 minutes

How do I receive my show/event tickets?

The Comedy Spot does not issue physical tickets for shows and events. When purchasing online, your confirmation email will contain a QR code that can be scanned at the door. The name your tickets are purchased under will also be on a will-call list at the box office when you arrive.

Is there an age minimum to see a show at the Comedy Spot?

There is no minimum age requirement to see shows at the Comedy Spot, though our club, shows, and content are geared towards those ages 18+. Our shows should be considered PG13 or R-rated. Attendance by audience members under the age of 18 is at the discretion of their parent or guardian. But yo, don’t bring your baby.

What is your photo/video policy for shows?

Unless otherwise specified for a national act, all Comedy Spot shows are able to be photographed and recorded, for personal use, only. Using social media? Use hashtag #saccomedyspot to share with our community! If you are interested in commercial use of captured media, please contact us prior to attending.

Do you offer refunds on shows?

Refunds and exchanges are offered at the discretion of Sacramento Comedy Spot, on a case-by-case basis. Should you wish to transfer to another show, please contact us.

Classes

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What types of classes to you offer?

We offer classes in long-form and short-form improv, stand-up, sketch comedy, and film. Go to our Comedy School page for more information.

How old do you have to be to take a class?

The Comedy Spot comedy school is designed for adult students. The minimum age required for all courses is 18.

Which class do I start with? Can I pick any of them?

All course types have a 101 level, where all students should begin. For improv, all students must begin with Improv 101 and then progress to each subsequent level upon successful completion of the one prior. Prerequisites will be noted, if applicable.

Not sure if you should start with improv or stand-up? We encourage Improv 101 as a good intro to comedy and allowing yourself to get comfortable with it, as well as many published benefits that enhance your daily life. Those pursuing stand-up will find added benefits from learning improv that will enhance their stage presence during open mics and showcases.

Want to improve skills like communication, listening, working with others, and getting out of your shell? Take improv!

Want to improve skills like public speaking, storytelling, and writing? Take stand-up!

Still have questions? Email us at classes@saccomedyspot.com.

I have taken improv classes elsewhere. Where do I start?

All listed prerequisites for advanced-level classes must be completed prior to registration. Every comedy school approaches their curriculum and philosophy differently. It is important, and beneficial, for you and your classmates to have the same level of Comedy Spot training and vocabulary. To begin your training with us, start at Improv 101.

Where is my class located?

Unless online or noted below, all classes are located at the Comedy Spot Training Center – 915 T Street, Sacramento 95811

Stand-Up 201 will have its first night of class meet at our training center (above), with remaining class nights meeting at the Comedy Spot main theater – 1050 20th Street #130, Sacramento 95811

What do I need to bring and wear?

Wear comfortable clothes, closed-toed shoes, and be prepared to move (especially for improv)! Wear clothing that allows you to be physical and move freely while remaining appropriately covered. No skirts, short shorts, or anything too revealing. Bring something to take notes, if desired. Beverages are permitted when held in a sealed container. Please refrain from bringing food, unless necessary.

Do you offer discounts or scholarships?

While we do not have any standing discounts for our courses, we do occasionally toss one out there. Sign up for our weekly email and our text message service to hear about them first!

Our comedy school does offer a diversity scholarship. Learn more here.

Do you offer refunds on classes?

Refunds and exchanges are offered at the discretion of Sacramento Comedy Spot, on a case-by-case basis. Should you wish to transfer to another start date for your class, please contact us.

Theater

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What is the seating configuration in the theater?

The Comedy Spot showroom is general admission row seating, no tables, with a capacity of 80. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Do you serve food or alcohol? Do you have a drink minimum?

We serve beer, featuring a great selection of local and craft brews. In addition, we sell small snacks, soda, water, and candy at the bar, along with Comedy Spot merchandise. We have NO drink or item minimum purchase requirements. Sacramento Comedy Spot is located inside the MARRS building, which hosts an array of restaurants. Visit our neighbors before or after shows. Follow this link for a map and information about all the tenants in the MARRS building.

Is the Comedy Spot wheelchair accessible?

The Comedy Spot is ADA compliant, with wheelchair access available at all entrances, and including the stage.

Where are you located, and where do I park?

We are located in Midtown’s MARRS building, at 1050 20th Street, Suite 130, in Sacramento (between J and K streets). Metered street parking is available all around the Comedy Spot. Please be mindful of varied time restrictions in different locations. Some are free after 6pm. There is also a parking garage open to the public on the weekends on 20th Street between K and L Streets. This website has some handy links to help you get into, and around, Midtown. – easeintomidtown.com

Can I rent the Comedy Spot venue for my event?

We no longer rent the theater or training center for external projects or events.

Performers

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How can I perform in an improv show at the Comedy Spot?

We only allow performers who have taken our improv classes to perform in our house improv shows. You must complete Improv 101Improv 201, and Improv 301 to be considered for a spot on one of our Improv Wednesdays teams. We cast all of our main stage shows from these performers. To be considered for our in-house sketch program, you must take Sketch 101.

How do I get booked to perform stand-up?

Sacramento Comedy Spot is not currently seeking or accepting unsolicited stand-up bookings. All of our stand-up comedy events are handled internally and by invite only. 

Can I hire Comedy Spot performers for my event?

If you are interested in hiring a group or individual performer, please email tina@saccomedyspot.com to get in touch, and we will put you in direct contact with that group or individual. 

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1050 20th St. #130
Sacramento, CA 95811

Comedy Spot Training Center
915 T Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

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