The 2019 Sacramento Comedy Spot Awards was full of food, drinks, surprises, and laughs. At this annual event, we celebrate all of the shows, people, and moments that made 2019 the Comedy Spot’s most successful year yet. Congratulations to all of the winners below. Thank you to every member of this creative community for making it an amazing place for the misfit toys of Sacramento to come together and create the best improv, stand-up, and sketch shows possible. And more importantly, a positive place that encourages people to work together, learn, and take care of each other. 

We are all looking forward to new adventures in 2020! See photo’s from the 2019 Comedy Spot Awards here.

2019 Award Recipients
Many of these awards are determined by the Comedy Spot community. Other awards are determined by leaders, teachers, employees, and board members. 

Favorite Harold Team Name
Hot Dog Daddies

Favorite Weekly Show
Harold Night

Favorite Headlining Show
Anti-Cooperation League

Favorite Special Headlining Show
3 on 3 Improv Battle

Favorite Annual Event
Weird Strange Bizarre

Favorite Featured Show
Lady Business

Favorite Special Featured Show – Improv/Variety
Mystery Meat

Producers Award (New for 2019) – Excellence in producing shows.
Tessa Brown, Harold
Derek Daun, Squad Patrol

Favorite Special Featured Show – Stand-up
Art Critique

Favorite Recurring 10:30PM Show
Tella Novella

Favorite 10:30PM Show (3 way Tie)
Me Time
Take 420

Favorite New Stand-up Performer
Ruby Setnik

Favorite New Sketch Performer
Saba Mohtasham

Favorite New Improv Performer
Gil Gonzalez

Favorite Stand-up Performer
Emma Haney

Favorite Sketch Performer
Jack Brown

Favorite Improv Performer
Ruben Acosta

Favorite Mentor/Instructor (New for 2019)
Mel Gelbart

Stand-out Awards 
Betsaida LeBron and Melissa McGillidcuddy – Outstanding work producing FemmeFest 2019
Betsaida LeBron and Justine Lopez – Outstanding work with POC Improv Space
Sarah Kullbom – Outstanding work producing our first LIVE Streaming Show – The Top 10 List Podcast
Liz Merry – Outstanding work on Leadership Committee and applying for grants.
Billy Anderson – Outstanding work selling out shows (and getting people high.)
Evan Widjaja – Outstanding work in Tech, Tech Training, and always helping with everything.
Patrick Blanson – Outstanding work coordinating volunteers and always helping with everything.
Tina Jett, Mike LaRosa, Allie Berta, Patrick Blanson, Troy Nelson – Best Employees ever!
Dayna Bryant and Lara Caruthers – Outstanding work planning special events and feeding everyone.
Kevin Cooley – Outstanding work being Ryan King’s roommate.
Marco Cabodi – Outstanding work in sketch comedy. Having done sketch, without taking a break, longer than anyone, and writing more sketches that anyone else at the Comedy Spot.

Volunteers of the Year – Volunteers who made the most impact in the last year.
Andrew Sarchet
Tyler Sexton
Trisha Consunji (Trish)
Jasjeet Dhanota (Jas)

Tiny Hat Award – People who, on a day to day basis, are an example for other members of the community. These community members go out of their way to be supportive, encouraging, welcoming, and kind. Named for Jessica Wellington, the first recipient.
Dylan Fox
Allie Berta
Chris Emery
Derek Dozier

Person of the Year
Mevo – Steaming and Video

The Interrobang – Awarded to ANY member of the community who has made a contribution or sacrifice that will forever affect the future of the Comedy Spot.
Brian Crall