Comedy

1,000 Days, 1,000 Nights

Comedian Sammy Obeid sets a milestone in consecutive nights of stand-up Sammy Obeid is a workaholic of the highest order. While most people strive to have their weekends off after five long days in the office, this comedian plans to work the stage every single night for 1,000 nights in…

LOCAL COMEDIAN KEITH LOWELL JENSEN TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ELF ORGY

Sacramento funnyman Keith Lowell Jensen is set to release his newest comedy album on Feb. 19, 2013 on Stand Up! Records and even the title of the album is hilarious: Elf Orgy. We’re not going to try and explain why it’s named that, you’ll just have to listen for yourself…

Working Vacation

John Oliver gears up for some well-deserved relaxation…live on stage Dateline New York City. It’s 9 a.m. (local time), and English comedian turned mock news correspondent John Oliver is gearing up for another writers’ meeting for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. Oliver tells Submerge that The Daily Show workday starts…

Singled Out!

Comedian Iliza Shlesinger moves from reality show fame to rise the stand-up ranks Talent, hard work and confidence–and a dash of luck–are needed to nurture any career in entertainment, and Iliza Shlesinger has been fortunate enough to have all these ingredients in abundance. The winner of Last Comic Standing 6…

Lighting the FUSE

Sacramento Comedian Mike E. Winfield gets ready for the premiere of his new comedy/music mashup on FUSE TV Words by Andru Bell The first thing you notice about comedian Mike E. Winfield before he ever tells a joke is his smile. He has the kind of contagious, ear-to-ear grin that…

Epic LOLs

Organizers hope the second Sacramento Comedy Festival will make California’s capital a destination for comics nationwide There is only one place where you can see 120 comedians in nine days. And we aren’t asking you to travel to San Francisco, Las Vegas or New York for this epic week. All…

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,…