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Student Update – Auditions, Cage Match, Improv Jam

We’ve been working hard to give our improv students new resources, better communication, and new shows to perform in! So here is a quick update on all things happening around the Comedy Spot that you should should know about.  Helix Team Auditions Helix team...

Improv Warm-up Games

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…...

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...

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...

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

by Steph Garcia 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,...