Comedy

In the Moment with J.B. Smoove

J.B. Smoove lives and creates on the fly The birth of Jerry Brooks’ first child (his now 18-year-old daughter) was a pivotal moment in his life in more ways than one. Brooks was working as a graphic designer for a T-shirt company around the time his daughter was born, doing…

DANIEL HUMBARGER’S THURSDAY NIGHT JIVE AT SHINE

By day, local stand-up comedian on the rise Daniel Humbarger is an attorney, but at night he tells jokes about his girlfriend buying a “max-iPad” and “poop jokes that make you think.” “Dropping a few timely, witty jokes in the courtroom is always exciting,” Humbarger recently joked with Submerge, “Assuming…

The Evolution of Comedy Tour – May 18, 2012

Throw away everything you think you know about politics, religion, superstition, astrology, ghosts and commonly held comforting beliefs, there’s an “intelligently designed” comedy tour full of “rationalist comedians” rolling through town to make your world flip upside down. The Evolution of Comedy Tour, which hits Sacramento Comedy Spot on Friday,…

JOHNNY TAYLOR’S COMEDY KILL – April 27, 2012

Sacramento comedian Johnny Taylor’s recurring gig “Comedy Kill,” which goes down every fourth Friday at Sacramento Comedy Spot, is quickly becoming one of the city’s premiere stand-up nights. Taylor started Comedy Kill to give him and his friends somewhere to highlight the type of stand-up they’ve been doing. “I thought…

Everyone’s a Crtic

Neil Hamburger takes on Shakespeare, prank calls and hecklers with panache… more or less Neil Hamburger might seem as though he was freed from a cryogenic crypt. His classic vaudeville act is both archaic and a fittingly appropriate counterstrike to modern humor. In late March he returns to the Sacramento…

One of These Things is Not Like the Other

Comedian Doug Stanhope never abided by the rules, and we wouldn’t have it any other way In one word, Doug Stanhope is polarizing. If you are a fan of his work, you probably think he is a comedic genius, unparalleled by any other active in his craft. Should you fall…

Capitol Comedy Competition / Jan. 11, 2012 finale

The first ever Capitol Comedy Competition is a five-week comedy showcase featuring comics from all over California battling it out for a $1,000 grand prize. The final two weeks of the showcase are Jan. 4 and Jan. 11, 2012. You’ve still got time to catch one of these hilarious shows,…

Dave Attell’s Stand-up at Punch Line Comedy Club

One of stand-up comedy’s best, Dave Attell, will bring his caustic wit and rapid-fire delivery of “very adult” material to Sacramento for three shows at Punch Line Comedy Club on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 (show time is 8 p.m.) and Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 (show times are 8 p.m. and…

Shake It Up!

Sacramento comedian Keith Lowell Jensen Releases New CD/DVD and Preps His First Solo Tour A drawing of four naked human female torsos with rabbit heads is not the definition of marketing genius, but it could be. At the bottom of the DVD box it reads, “How great is this DVD?…

Comedy Central on Campus Sept. 1 at Sacramento State

Check out this free comedy show featuring some up-and-coming Comedy Central talent at the University Union Ballroom on Sacramento State’s campus on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. Headlining will be Rory Scovel, whose credits include opening for the likes of Louis CK, Daniel Tosh and Nick Swardson, as well as appearances…