ADRIENNE STARKEY

Adrienne Starkey was first introduced to improv at the impressionable and gullible age of 7. It was overwhelmingly fun and, she realizes in retrospect, surprisingly structured. Nearly two decades later, while working 56 hours a week without paid overtime for an unnamed corporation, she remembered that she had once had a soul and set out to get it back. She has found at least 54% of it at the Comedy Spot. Adrienne is usually seen wearing a wolf t-shirt and openly admits to having a cat blog.

Current Shows:
Squad Patrol

AERIEL
ALEX SHEWMAKER

Alex (standard spelling) Shewmaker (unusual spelling) was born in Missouri and raised in the City of Trees. He first got into comedy after watching the movie Airplane! and hearing that “Leon is getting larger!” Most of his schooling was from the Bobby “The Brain” Heenan School of Broadcasting, in which he entered as a Humanoid and graduated as a Weasel. When not doing comedy, Alex enjoys discussing unreal expectations for the Sacramento Kings over a delicious local craft beer.

Current Shows:
Harold Night

ALLIE BERTA

Allison (better known as Allie because her childhood friend followed her to Sacramento and railroaded all the groundwork she had laid in trying to establish herself by her adult name) made her acting debut when she played the lead role (as a charismatic fish) in her second grade class performance. Her dreams were dashed when she forgot a line and avoided the stage until said childhood friend above encouraged her to give improv a try in the summer of 2016. She was delighted to discover that lines needn’t be memorized and has been enjoying being a part of the Comedy Spot family ever since!

Current Shows:
Harold Night

ALLISON BAKER

Allison is the author of many novels and screenplays, some of which aren’t even imaginary. For work, Allison does marketing for a local software company; for free, Allison watches as much streaming media as possible. Despite the fact that she runs marathons, she much prefers the company of her couch and a glass of wine or bourbon. Don’t let the hat fool you — it’s probably not her birthday.

Current Shows:
Lady Business
YOU! The Musical
Comedy Exchange

AMY ALLEN

A pet owner of 7, Amy has almost learned to whistle. Being a fan of laughter as well as the pretend and the awkward, she has been a part of the Comedy Spot community since 2012. Her favorite past times include listening to ghost stories, being amazed by the human condition, and trying to not burn bacon. Come say hi; she’ll tell you a story about Red, her favorite chicken.

Current Shows:
Harold Night

BETSAIDA LEBRON

Betsaida LeBron has over 12 years of experience in teaching, performing, and coaching long- and short-form improv. As a young adult, she staged elaborate improvised puppet shows with her siblings throughout Northern California, sparking her interest in and knack for the art form. She studied theater and improv in college and is a graduate of iO-Chicago and Bay Area Theatre Sports (BATS) improv training programs. She has taught beginning to advanced improv classes, served as a counselor for Camp Improv Utopia, and directed several improvised shows, including a full-length improvised Shakespearean romantic comedy. Betsaida has also studied with some of the best improvisers out there, including Susan Messing (The Annoyance), Craig Cackowski (Drunk History), Lloyd Alquist (Epic Rap Battles of History), and Jimmy Carrane (Improv Nerd Podcast). She is passionate about improv and views it as a true artform that is best performed with appropriate levels of emotion, honesty, support (for scene partners), and ridiculous fun! She currently also performs with improv troupe Kooky Pants.

Current Shows:
MRI [Masters of Rap Improv]

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

CAMERON DOMASKY
CASEY SINGER

Hailing from the great and civilized Northeast, Casey inadvisably spent five recent years in Washington, DC, as a consequence of which the catalogue of his past activities is now classified material, and dull reading, at that. Absent from comedy since his rivalry with Aristophanes turned bitter, Casey resurfaced in Sacramento at the conclusion of a journey constituted chiefly, as all human endeavor, of sex and violence. Graduating with minimal honors in the bottom ten of his sketch class and voted Least Likely to Have an Alternative, he was inducted into the august ranks of the Comedy Spot’s featured sketch troupe, the previous janitor having resigned in disgrace. He writes comedy, because to take the stage without a plan is just not done in proper society. And also because being a mugger is no longer as lucrative as it once was.

Current Shows:
Squad Patrol

CHARLIE LEMCKE

Charlie Lemcke began performing at the Sacramento Comedy Spot in 2012. Originally diving into the Harold program, he branched out to additional teams, including the long-form RIOT and has since added to his game-based skills with the show Short Cuts. Being a fan of sketch comedy for as long as he can remember, he’s proud to have collaborated with hilarious SCS performers and writers on sketch shows including: Let’s Get Weird, Secret Handshake Society, Cardboard Space Adventures, and Squad Patrol. Hosting a vast repertoire of impressions, Charlie has likely emulated both your favorite and most despised pop icons. Charlie feels fortunate to have worked with Comedy Spot alumni on several film projects in recent years.

Current Shows:
RIOT
Squad Patrol
Short Cuts

CHARLOTTE HOAR

Charlotte Hoar developed a sense of humor at an early age due to the fact that her last name is Hoar (the H is not silent). She is thrilled to be a part of the Sacramento Comedy Spot community. She’s been proudly waiving her weirdo flag there since 2014.

Current Shows:
Harold Night

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

COREEN LEMCKE

Coreen Lemcke has been writing and performing at the Sacramento Comedy Spot since 2013. Passionate about sketch comedy, she has been a cast member on shows including: Let’s Get Weird, Secret Handshake Society, Cardboard Space Adventures, Squad Patrol and The Friday Show. Coreen is also a mother to 3 future Comedy Spot performers.

Current Shows:
The Friday Show
Squad Patrol
Harold Night

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]

CRYSTAL WONG

Current Shows:
RIOT

DAN SCOTT

One time, Dan got kicked in the groin while he was teaching a stage combat class to teenagers. At that moment, besides experiencing blinding pain, he knew he was destined to perform at the Sacramento Comedy Spot. He is also looking for video footage from 1994 when he was a guide at Universal Studios, Hollywood. If you have said footage, he will buy you several beers.

Current Shows:
Harold Night

DANIEL KESSENICH

Best known for his screen play “Obi-wan flew over the Dookus nest” a homage to “Starwars” and “One flew over the cuckoo’s nest”, two of the greatest movies in American history! Daniel Kessenich is your normal everyday American, he enjoys activities such as binge watching King of the Hill, attending concerts, avidly eating at Taquerias, and sidelining for his rec league basketball team. But the party does not stop there my friends, infact some might say that is merely where the fun begins! If you get a couple Caprisuns™ in this boys belly there is no telling what wild shenanigans and wacky situations he might get himself into!

Current Shows:
Harold Night
Comedy Exchange

DAYNA BRYANT

Current Shows:
Harold Night

DEREK DAUN

Derek grew up in rural southeastern Wisconsin where men are men and cows – contrary to popular belief – are quite happy. He has found comedy to be a great way to work out both sides of the brain, while at the same time it affords an excellent opportunity to study the human sub-species of liberal arts majors.

Current Shows:
Squad Patrol

DEREK DOZIER

Current Shows:
Harold Night

DYLAN FOX

Once upon a time, a stork dropped an egg onto a Walmart parking lot. As it fizzled and bubbled on the hot blacktop, a young Glenn Danzig spit into the mix. And from that gelatinous ooze dear children, Dylan Fox made a delicious omelette. Since then, Dylan has sacrificed his good looks and social skills to the causes of asking awkward questions, eating cheese, and being an apologist for Stanley Kubrick’s treatment of Shelley Duvall. If you’d like to hear Dylan talk for much longer than you’d be willing to listen, you may ask him about Twin Peaks or Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, both of which Dylan knows too much about. Dylan can fit an entire slice of pizza in his mouth.

Current Shows:
Harold Night

EBONI CROSS

Current Shows:
Harold Night

ELENA TESSLER

This dynamo has been singing, acting, and adventuring all her life. A rock climbing instructor from the redwood coast, Elena’s diverse talents include musical theatre, clawhammer banjo, and laughing in the face of danger. Now, armed only with her music degree and clad in simmering wit, she takes on Sacramento’s improv scene. En garde!

Current Shows:
You! The Musical

EVAN WIDJAJA

Evan owns a 40”H by 72”W double-sided, magnetic whiteboard with rolling supports. He also plays the violin. On a separate note, Evan will sometimes write his name in a mirror image on those sticky nametags, depending on the occasion. All in all, Evan doesn’t really know who he is, and he knows he probably never will… But he’s okay with that! Well, at least he thinks he’s okay with that… Sort of. After all, what’s life without a little (or a lot of) self-discovery? But something Evan does know is that he is excited to have the opportunity to spread laughter and smiles as part of the Sacramento Comedy Spot community. P.S. If you were wondering… [wee-JAH-yah]

Current Shows:
Squad Patrol

GABY GILMORE

Gaby comes from the bustling metropolis of Modesto, CA. She left her gang affiliation and family behind to pursue her dream of becoming an auditor in Sacramento. When she’s not staring at a spreadsheet, she enjoys indie movies, Dippin’ Dots, and reporting crimes in progress from her apartment window. She’s not being sarcastic (for once) when she says she’s super excited to be a part of the Sacramento Comedy Spot community.

Current Shows:
Harold Night

GEORGE TIPPLE

George immigrated to California from the Republic of Texas to do smart engineering stuffs in a cubicle. He finds comedy to be quite humorous. He often says inappropriate things at inappropriate times. His cat plays fetch and shakes hands. You have reached the end of his bio.

Current Shows:
Harold Night

GRANT POTTER

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Likes:
• When the dentist compliments my flossing it feels like a stern father saying “I love you” for the first time.
• Getting a chance to daydream when people give me directions knowing I will just google the address later.
Dislikes:
• When you like someone’s shirt and they tell you they got it in another country so you have no chance of ever owning it.
• Thinking you’ve caught the attention of a bartender until they shrug and you realize it was just a barback.

Current Shows:
The Friday Show

GREG SABIN

Greg has been performing with the Sacramento Comedy Spot since 2003 when he first started performing with the Free Hooch Comedy Troupe.

Current Shows:
Anti-Cooperation League

HILLARY NIBLOCK

When Hillary was in 5th grade, she sent in an audition tape to the popular youth sketch comedy show, All That. Obviously, that didn’t work out, but she’s better for it. Born in Ohio, spent some time in Arkansas, and somehow ended up in California. You’ll most likely find her helping strangers reach things off the top shelf.

Current Shows:
Harold Night

JACK BROWN

Jackson “Jack” Brown is not the American musician and songwriter who has sold over 18 million albums in the United States. He has sold considerably fewer albums, and the songs he penned for The Eagles were so bad that they led to his prosecution under the Alien and Sedition Acts. Jackson and Jack both have the similar names and questionable hair styles, but that is where the similarities end. Jack is very grateful to be able to perform at the Sacramento Comedy Spot, as they have provided him with a platform to espouse his vehement belief that Dinger is better than Slamson. Please bend his ear after a show if you have any wardrobe advice for him.

Current Shows:
The Friday Show
RIOT

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.

JANAY LOVERING

Current Shows:
Harold Night

JASON CASEY

Jason has been performing since he was in middle school. His love for acting and directing theatre led him to NYC in 2001, where his dreams were dashed by real world monetary obligations. It wasn’t until a trip to a spoken-word open mic on Broadway, in Sacramento, that he happened upon a small building with casting and class announcements for the newly established Sacramento Comedy Spot. That was in 2005, Jason has been hooked on improv ever since. Jason was a founding member of Anti-Cooperation League. In 2012, Jason moved to San Diego where he was a founding member of Finest City Improv. He coached numerous teams at FCI including their house team, World According to.  And now he’s back in Sacramento with his amazing wife and daughter CJ. You can see Jason perform with Anti-Cooperation League.

Current Shows:
Anti-Cooperation League

JESSICA BENZ

Jessica Benz is an actress who has performed in many commercials you’ve never seen. She makes better use of her space on the planet by teaching kids to read. She enjoys playing kazoo, spending too much time on social media, and dreaming of performing on shows like Parks and Recreation. She is tickled to be writing and performing at the Comedy Spot.

Current Shows:
Squad Patrol

JESSICA GOOLD

Current Shows:
Harold Night

JOE LEWIS

Current Shows:
Harold Night
Comedy Exchange

JOSH KINKADE

When Josh was a second-grader, he was cast as the title role in his school’s production of The Little Red Hen. On the first day of rehearsal, he was devastated to learn that hens are in fact girls. This was cause for much snickering from his classmates for about two days. Years later, making his triumphant return to the stage right here at the Comedy Spot, he is giving the world some of the manliest comedy it has ever seen. Who’s snickering now, second graders?

Current Shows:
The Friday Show
Squad Patrol

JOSH PARRERA

Born in 1978 to a mermaid and a Filipino produce distributor, Joshua Parrera has always had a flare for the dramatic.  Because his parents could only surface from the ocean deep once in a blue moon for 6 fun filled days, he learned “land speak” in one afternoon by watching the Dukes of Hazard, He-man, Jem & the Holograms, and HBO from the 1980s.  He can be found at fancy restaurants eating whole lobsters, shell and all, with his wife comforting onlookers by telling them he was really, really hungry.

Current Shows:
RIOT

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

 

KACIE SHINGARA

Kacie Shingara began her improv affiliation during her senior year of high school, with an informal club, and later, the district’s inaugural ComeySportz High School League Team. At Sonoma State University, she joined and lived with the Improvaholics, a long form team. Presently, she works in conjuncture with the Globe Education Academy (UC Davis) and teaches game based learning to secondary teachers. She is thrilled to be a part of the Sacramento Comedy Spot family, and the Harold, Your Honor, and FTR Teams. Outside of improv, she is a high school English teacher, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) club advisor, Positive Behavior Interventions and Support site coach, and avid fan of the oxford comma. When she isn’t nerding out about color symbolism, chiasmus, or the hero’s journey, she is with four legged roommates – Little Pete and Kuzco. Remember to tip your bartender!

Current Shows:
Harold Night
Comedy Exchange

KANE CHAI

Kane Chai is another one of those hollow, meandering automatons, who somehow maintains all the symptoms of a NEET while remaining employed. Since his early college years, he has been enamored with the idea of comedy as a method of staying sane and interacting with other humans, but rarely pursued it in an official capacity. He has acted on and off in a number of theater productions throughout college and even one big fancy Sacramento one. Did you see Jungle Book at Big Idea Theater? He was the main guy. That was him! Boy, that was tough. Outside of “strictly comedic pursuits,” he can be found playing video games quite a lot, dungeon mastering and rolling dice, and staving off that terrible darkness, my God, the terrible darkness within.

Current Shows:
RIOT

KEO

Current Shows:
Harold Night

KEVIN COOLEY

Asked what he does on a typical Saturday night, Kevin said with a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound, he pulls the spitting high tension wires down. Helpless people on a subway train scream bug-eyed as he looks in on them. He picks up a bus and he throws it back down as he wades through the buildings toward the center of town. But since becoming involved with the Comedy Spot, he’s put the kibosh on most of that.

Current Shows:
Harold Night
Squad Patrol
Cage Match
3 on 3 Improv Battle

KEVIN HAYER

Current Shows:
Harold Night

KIMBERLY CHEN

As a 1.5 generation, queer Asian-American, Kim was born in Taiwan and raised in Hacienda Heights, CA. Before moving to Sacramento, Kim lived in the Bay Area and went to school at UC Berkeley, where she was an active student organizer and performed with Theatre Rice – the first Asian-American theater group at Cal. She is very excited to be performing at the Comedy Spot and looks forward to making people laugh. Besides performing, Kim holds a deep passion for Netflix, food (both the eating and the making of), coffee, and beer.

Current Shows:
Lady Business

LAUREN VIGLIOTTI

Current Shows:
Harold Night

LAURENNE BROWN

Two bean burritos, no onions.

Current Shows:
Squad Patrol

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

MARCO CABODI

Ardent Super Nintendo collector and Hondo guitar enthusiast, Marco became interested in writing comedy in high school when he shot the horrible short film ‘The Bible 2’. He started writing sketch comedy thanks to writing classes at the Comedy Spot. Marco is also the most stirring and handsome third of the video sketch group ‘On Your Marc, Get Brett, Joe!’ and writes comedic music for the rock band Vegetable Sacrifice.

Current Shows:
Squad Patrol

MARIA GLORIA

Mother of 1. Baby Sister of 5. Lover of Tacos, Television, indie Films & Green Tea. Hater of Raisins, pumping her own gas and Being cold. She’ll watch Any Charlie Chaplin Film, listen to any movie score but will not parallel park. EVER. So don’t even ask. Ask her to join you on a walk instead, or if she has any good book recommendations because she does! She also loves to film videos and edit them in the comfort of her own bedroom (not like that) (but maybe like that too) it’s a career move. She’s a vulgar Little brown sweet heart. Passionate about making people smile. La Neta.

Current Shows:
Harold Night
Comedy Exchange

MATTHEW VAN BOMMEL

Matt spent most of his life being too much of a nerd to be funny but after making his way to Sacramento from Nova Scotia (via Vancouver), he tried his hand at improv and it’s been going pretty well so far. Outside of improv and his day job of doing statistics and pretending he can code, Matt spends his time reading, playing sports (basketball half-decently, the rest poorly) and board games, and learning new and mostly useless skills.

Current Shows:
Harold Night

MATTHEW WALKER

As far back as he remembers, the pop-culture loving film/television geek, M@, has always been into comedy. It comes sandwiched tightly between imaginationing* and writing on his list of things he’s passionate about (read: “very good at”). Whether it was making family members laugh at gatherings, listening to comedy albums, watching HBO standup specials, or simply discovering Comedy Central before it was called Comedy Central he has constantly immersed himself in all things humor throughout his life.

“I remember it vividly. I was standing on the edge of my toilet hanging a clock, the porcelain was wet, I slipped, hit my head on the sink, and when I came to I had a revelation! A vision! A picture in my head!  This is what makes laughter possible: humor!” he recalls.

*he likes to make up his own wørds.

Current Shows:
Harold Night

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

MELISSA McGILLICUDDY

As a newcomer to the scene in 2015, Melissa won the Wildcard Competition at the Sacramento Comedy Festival. She’s performed at lots of weird venues since then, including a satanic ceremony, a tax march, and your mom’s house. Melissa also co-produces the moving van show, a monthly pop-up comedy show done out of the back of a moving van. When she’s not working on comedy, you can find her brushing her cats, going to therapy, and being awkward.

Current Shows:
Open Mic
Comedy Exchange

MELONY FORD

Melony (she/they) has been doing improv since the spring of 2017. Before finding the Comedy Spot, Melony’s achievements included: watching 1,000 hours of YouTube; having the second best red bellied toads of the Rancho Cordova 4H Club in 2003; engaging with Sacramento LGBTQ activism; performing slam poetry nationally for sometimes enthusiastic audiences; attending a women’s college, ultimately earning a Bachelor’s in women’s studies; and making their own doctor’s appointments. Now, when she’s not at the Comedy Spot, Melony might be drinking overpriced coffee, watching Dr. Phil reruns, or trying to craft the next queer classic. Most likely though, Melony is somewhere right now, asleep.

Current Shows:
Harold Night

MICHELLE DAUBNER

Michelle Daubner began performing with the Sacramento Comedy Spot in 2003 when she joined Deep Fried Comedy on a Stick. While juggling her performances in local theater productions, Michelle has been a part of The Free Hooch Comedy Troupe and was an original member of Anti-Cooperation League. After moving out of Sacramento in 2009, Michelle is excited to be back in town and to once again be a part of the Sacramento Comedy Spot.

Current Shows:
Anti-Cooperation League
Lady Business

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

MIKE LaROSA

Growing up in Sacramento, Mike never anticipated that a good portion of his adult life would be spent onstage playing pretend, but one summer evening, he wandered into the Comedy Spot and forgot to leave. He loves to perform and finds it extremely rewarding to be on some very supportive teams with some very good friends. Mike spends his free time making craft cocktails and getting into passionate conversations about KISS, regional dialects, Batman, and Tom Cruise films. His favorite animal is a tiger.

Current Shows:
YOU! The Musical

MYRI VALDEZ

Myri Valdez grew up in a small farm town in the Central Valley. It was there where she developed her immunity to lava-like temperatures and where her avocado addiction first began. Myri discovered her love of improv while at CSU Bakersfield, where she took improv classes taught by the magnificent Mandy Rees. When she’s not busy laughing at puns or burning her bra, you’ll find her giving unsolicited life advice to strangers, and looking at adoptable dogs online she can’t possibly rescue.

Current Shows:
RIOT

NICHOLAS GEORGE
NICK COLEMAN

Unbeknownst to him, Nick Coleman has been dabbling in improvisation his entire adult life by working at places he shouldn’t have been allowed in, let alone get paid to be there.  He improvised his way through a wide range of occupations which required knowledge and/or experience he did not possess, such as:  RV salesman, railroad conductor, Army soldier, cable guy, IT Systems Administrator, and server of Mexican food.  He found himself leaping from job to job, striving to put wrong what once went right, and hoping each time that his next leap would be the leap home.  He normally doesn’t care for places that would accept someone like him as a member, but since The Comedy Spot has become his only respite in an insufferable sea of humanity he has made an exception.

Current Shows:
The Friday Show

NICK MAGAVERN

WARNING: If you don’t want to have your gut busted up from laughing so dang hard while, simultaneously, your whole freakin’ mind is being blown to pieces, then you should probably turn back now. Nick Magavern holds a mirror up to society, only that mirror is a funhouse mirror, and the society in question is a society of circus clowns.

Magavern has spent many years as an active political dissident, subverting the status quo by downloading music illegally and refusing to floss. His main comedic influences are Monty Python, Lenny Bruce, and the Joker. So get on down to the Comedy Spot and check him out before he gets locked up for being too real.

Current Shows:
Harold Night

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.

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.

RUBEN ACOSTA
RUBY SETNIK

Ruby’s hobbies include starting small, controlled fires adjacent to large establishments and then putting them out immediately so as to not bother anyone, knitting, and explaining the intricacies and major plot points of Futurama to DMV employees, and other government workers. For a living, she makes sandwiches. “I have no regrets.” She assures the sandwiches.

Current Shows:
Harold Night

RYAN KING

Voted “Most likely to accidentally be in everyone’s way all the time when standing in a public space” in high school, Ryan has always dreamed of converting his spastic and disruptive presence into dashing comedic escapades on stage, and although the number of people and inanimate objects he runs into on a daily basis has not diminished, neither has his entertainers spirit. Ryan is currently an acting student, and hopes to entertain people through comedy for many moons to come.

Current Shows:
Anti-Cooperation League
Short Cuts

 

SABA MOHTASHAM

Listen to Saba and don’t take your friends to shows at the Sacramento Comedy Spot, letting on how much you love comedy, because one day, someone might sign you up for Improv 101, and then you might fall in love with it and sign yourself up for more classes, and then you might find out you’re a performer there, and then they’ll make you write a bio…Saba is very excited to join this list of performers at this extremely welcoming community in her hometown.

Current Shows:
Harold Night
Comedy Exchange

SAM HARRISON

Current Shows:
Harold Night

SARAH KULLBOM

Sarah Kristine Kullbom (born February 20, 1988), better known as simply Sarah, is a Barbadian singer and songwriter. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for its then-president, hip-hop producer and rapper Jay Z. Rihanna’s first two studio albums Music of the Sun (2005) and A Girl like Me (2006) charted on the top 10 of the U.S. Billboard 200 and respectively produced the singles “Pon de Replay” and “SOS”.

Current Shows:
The Friday Show
You! The Musical
Lady Business

SETHU CHIDAMBARAM

Sethu is a small town kid from the subcontinent who moved to the glorious US of A in 2014 in promise of the American dream. So far, he has learned the importance of the 3 B’s: bacon, beer, and burgers. Also, he has learned that solving any issue ASAP at work involves setting up a meeting, opening up a can of worms, giving 2 cents, going back to square one, and hitting the nail on the head (not necessarily in that order). Next time you meet him at the Comedy Spot, do ask him how he feels about Wayne Rooney’s move away from Manchester United or how his name is pronounced. In case you were wondering, his name is pronounced “Can I buy you a beer?”

Current Shows:
Harold Night

 

SHAHERA HYATT

Shahera is a stand-up comic with the comedic reflexes of a boxer who is very new to the game. She co-produces the @movingvanshow, a roving monthly pop-up comedy show that was awarded “Best DIY Comedy on the Go” by Sacramento News & Review. Audiences everywhere love hearing uniquely observational humor from someone who looks like a mouseketeers-era Justin Timberlake. If you don’t believe it, come find her at dive bars, comedy clubs, rooftops, and parking lots all over Northern California.

Current Shows:
Open Mic

SKEETER SALCEDO

I am a long-time lover of all things comedy, who after years of unchecked consumption, is excited to start contributing to the supply side of the equation. My first class at The Sacramento Comedy Spot was Stand-Up 101 in 2013. I have been moving through the Improv curriculum ever since.

Current Shows:
RIOT

TESSA BROWN

Tessa Brown is a human female, stands 5’4″ tall, and has very small hands. She is a Sagittarius and therefore drinks water for survival, sleeps for rest, and is hungry when she wakes up in the morning. She uses her anthropomorphic husk and 2 billion years of life experience to bring laughter to the passengers of spaceship Earth.

Current Shows:
Harold Night
Comedy Exchange
Ding Dong’s Character Circus

 

TINA JETT

Tina was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, where her parents let her stay up to watch SNL since birth. Involved with theater and musical performance since elementary school, she later studied acting in Orlando, including improv at SAK Comedy Lab. Then she forgot about it all for ten years, until waking up one day to remember that she really, really liked that sort of thing. Aside from comedy, she fancies art, film, vintage, exploring, sarcasm, and stuffing her face.

Current Shows:
The Friday Show
Short Cuts

TOMAS LOPEZ

Current Shows:
Short Cuts
Harold Night

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1050 20th Street #130, Sacramento, CA 95811

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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