Sacramento Improv Marathon


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The Sacramento Improv Marathon is an annual event featuring three days of improv shows. You will see your favorite headlining and featured shows like Lady Business, Anti-Cooperation League, and Improv Fight Club. Our weird, late shows are back – Strip-prov and High-prov. And you will also see some brand new, even weirder, experimental shows. You can buy tickets for each, or buy a pass to see the whole thing!






2017 Marathon Schedule


Friday, March 31

8:00PM     YOU! The Musical • $8
A completely improvised musical inspired by YOUR suggestion of a title. Everything in the show is made up on the spot.


9:00PM     Lady Business • $12
Sacramento’s only all-female improv troupe uses true stories from the audience and cast members to create a long-form improv show.


10:00PM   Strip-prov • $8
Improvisors perform with a set of rules to obey… or break… that determine how much they will be wearing by the end of the show.


11:00PM   Dystopian Idol and BAT • $6
In Dystopian Idol, humble citizens compete to become your Great Leader. Your vote decides the winner! BAT is improv… in the dark!

Saturday, April 1

6:00PM     Twit-Prov “Trivia” • $6

What do you get when you make up trivia questions, then make up the answers, then do something twitter also? We’ll see!


7:00PM     RIOT and Help Wanted • $8

Comedy Spot house team RIOT and Comedy Mashup’s team Help Wanted share the stage to give you two improv shows in one!


8:00PM     Super Cosmonaut and 5 Play • $10

Comedy Spot house team Super Cosmonaut shares the stage with Bay Area’s 5Play to give you two improv shows in one!


9:00PM     Anti-Cooperation League • $12

Anti-Cooperation League (ACL) interviews a special guest and uses the information as inspiration for improvised comedy scenes.


10:30PM   Comedy Exchange • $8

Stand-up comedians perform 5-minute sets, and then our improvisers perform comedy scenes inspired by the comedians’ jokes.


11:30PM   High-prov • $6


Yep. It’s what you think it is.

Sunday, April 2

8:00PM     Improv Fight Club • $12
Four improv teams compete in three rounds of a mini improv tournament. The winner of each round is determined by audience text vote.






History of the Marathon


The Sacramento Improv Marathon is one of three signature events the Comedy Spot produces each each year, along with the Sacramento Stand-Up Competition and the Sacramento Comedy Festival.


The marathon began as the 48-Hour Comedy Marathon in 2013—48 straight hours—featuring all forms of comedy. Every marathon has been amazing! When the Comedy Spot added the Sacramento Stand-Up Competition in 2016, we wanted to give improv its own weekend. So we rebranded the Comedy Marathon and now it’s the Improv Marathon!