Comedy

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,…

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…