Sacramento Comedy Spot is Sacramento’s first and only comedy club to feature improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy shows, with performances six nights a week. We are also Northern California’s largest comedy school. We are operated by Sacramento Comedy Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation (47-3441374) that also operates the Sacramento Stand-Up Competition, Sacramento Comedy Festival, and Northern California’s largest comedy school.

Our mission is to make Sacramento laugh. Every day.

Our goals are to attract people to Sacramento and to bring happiness to everyone, from kids to adults, through comedy education, shows, and special events.

Sacramento Comedy Spot
Our Main Location –Shows 6 Nights a Week
1050 20th Street #130, Sacramento, CA 95811

Comedy Spot Training Center
Classes and Rehearsals Only
915 T Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Voicemail – (916) 444-3137

Questions? Comments? Contact us!

Our box office generally opens 10-15 minutes prior to showtime.

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COMEDY SPOT STAFF

BRIAN CRALL

Brian Crall is President of Sacramento Comedy Foundation and Founder of Sacramento Comedy Spot. He has created many comedy shows, including the Free Hooch Comedy Troupe and Anti-Cooperation League. He is also the founder of the Sacramento Comedy Festival and Sacramento Stand-up Competition. Brian studied improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles and has a degree in Theater Arts from CSU, Sacramento. Brian teaches improv and sketch classes at the Comedy Spot.

Current Shows:
Anti-Cooperation League
The Friday Show
YOU! The Musical
Ding Dong’s Character Circus

President, Sacramento Comedy Foundation
Founder & General Manager, Comedy Spot
Improv and Sketch Instructor

LARA NALL

Theater Assistant
Bar Manager

PATRICK BLANSON

From a boy band in the 90s, Patrick started coming to Sacramento Comedy Spot in 2013, and watched his first ACL show. From there, he started interning at the box office. In 2014, he won intern of the year. In his first show, Barger’s World, he played a pivotal role as a reindeer, while his junk gracefully flopped all over the stage. Patrick is a straight-forward kind of guy, he is known for his charm and friendly personality. When he is not at the Comedy Spot, he can be found at the dog park playing with his two dogs. This is the gayest thing about him.

Volunteer Coordinator
Bar Staff

JUSTINE LOPEZ

Justine studied Theatre Arts at Cosumnes River College and was involved in several plays as an actor, assistant director, and stage manager. She began performing improv in 2014 with a group of her theatre friends, calling themselves “Home IMPROVment”. They practiced in backyards and school parking lots and put on free shows at the late Beatnik Books in Roseville, CA. From there, she began interning at Sacramento Comedy Spot, took classes, and eventually worked her way up to perform on the main stage. Other than performing on stage at the Comedy Spot, Justine has instructed Improv Taste Test, has lead corporate improv workshops, is currently Harold Night Coordinator and coach, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, and an Improv 101 instructor. When she is not at the Comedy Spot, she is watching The Office or Parks and Rec for the 100th time.

Current Shows:
Anti-Cooperation League
Lady Business
MRI: Masters of Rap Improv

 

Improv Instructor
Harold Coordinator

MICHELLE PETRO

Michelle Petro is an alumni of CSULB. She, like so many successful people, got her degree in theatre. Her adventurous life led her to The Sacramento Comedy Spot where you can catch her making funnies with other successful people. Michelle is an improv instructor at the Comedy Spot.

Current Shows:
RIOT
Lady Business
YOU! The Musical
Short Cuts

Improv Instructor
Youth Improv Coordinator

ROBERT BERRY

Stand-Up Coordinator and Instructor Robert Berry is a stand-up comedian with an extensive background in training, public speaking, writing, and event hosting. With his third year of being Stand-Up Coordinator for The Sacramento Comedy Spot, Robert has been a fixture in the Sacramento Comedy community as a performer, producer, and mentor.

Robert started his stand-up journey at Comedy Spot in 2012 and has produced and performed in hundreds of shows in the 6 years that have followed. Robert has been a booked opener for Will Durst, Emo Phillips, Bob Rubin, Adam Ferrara, and Mo Mandel. Robert has hosted more open mics and worked with more new comedians than he can count. He has a well-received workshop on hosting comedy shows, and has given many new comedians their first paid shows.

In 2015, Robert recorded and self-produced his first album “RETROCRUSH”, and followed it up with the album “PUNS and PUGS” with Chris Emery in 2016. His book “Robert Berry’s Big Book of Jokes” was published in 2017 and was well reviewed by several media sources. Robert regularly performs at Comedy Spot, Punch Line Sacramento and San Francisco, Cobb’s Comedy Club, The Throckmorton Theatre, Sally Tomatoes, Luna’s Café, and several scummy bars up and down the coast. Robert has also been a feature writer covering the comedy community for Submerge! Magazine since 2016.

Stand-Up Instructor
Stand-Up Coordinator

CHRIS EMERY

Chris Emery is extremely excited to be a part of Sacramento Comedy Spot. It has always been his dream to perform comedy ever since he saw the Three Stooges when he was five. Other than comedy, Chris also loves beer, roast beef sandwiches, Batman, and smelling the inside of an empty Junior Mints box. It’s not glamorous, but it’s his life. Chris teaches improv at the Comedy Spot.

Current Shows:
Anti-Cooperation League
YOU! The Musical

Improv Instructor

CORKY McDONNELL

Corky has been performing and teaching at the Comedy Spot for over five years. He has been an instructor for the youth program, sketch program, all levels of improv, and Taste Test. He is the current coach of house improv team RIOT, and all three Harold teams. Corky is also a writer for national comedy publications.

Current Shows:
Anti-Cooperation League
MRI [Masters of Rap Improv]

Improv Instructor

MEL GELBART

Mel Gelbart originally hails from Ohio. She has been working with, and for, Brian Crall, and his many creative endeavors, since 2001. She is thrilled to be a current cast member at the Comedy Spot. Mel is an improv instructor at the Comedy Spot.

Current Shows:
Anti-Cooperation League
Lady Business

Improv Instructor

LINCOLN BARTLETT

Lincoln is an instructor and Musical Director at Sacramento Comedy Spot. He studied at the Berklee College of Music for a summer program in high school which, in his mind, makes him an alumni. With over 10 years of experience, Lincoln has found a home blending music with improv.

Current Shows:
YOU! The Musical

Improv Instructor
Music Director

JAIME FERNANDEZ

Jaime Fernandez is a Sacramento-based stand-up comedian who has performed all over Northern California and beyond. Her dark, personal, and deeply unique perspective on trains, boys, and cupcakes has made her a fan favorite at clubs and venues throughout the region. Jaime has opened for Gina Yashere, Ms. Pat, David Huntsberger, Sasheer Zamata and more. She performs regularly at both Sacramento Comedy Spot and San Francisco Punch Line. In addition to club work, she produces a weekly open mic and monthly showcase, and spends her days doing graphic design from home, pants-less and surrounded by pets.

Jaime is the Stand-Up 201 instructor at the Comedy Spot.

Stand-Up Instructor

Sacramento Comedy Spot

1050 20th Street #130, Sacramento, CA 95811

Our Main Location – Shows Six Nights a Week

Training Center – Classes & Rehearsals Only: 915 T Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Contact Us – laugh@saccomedyspot.com Voicemail: 916-444-3137 | @saccomedyspot

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Comedy Spot Main Location

Shows 6 Nights a Week
1050 20th Street #130
Sacramento, CA 95811

Comedy Spot Training Center

Classes & Rehearsals Only
915 T Street
Sacramento, CA 95811