The Sacramento Comedy Foundation operates the Sacramento Comedy Spot, Sacramento Improv Marathon, Sacramento Stand-Up Competitionand the Sacramento Comedy Festival

The Sacramento Comedy Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation (47-3441374) that strives to be an active player in Sacramento’s arts and cultural renaissance by promoting the city as a comedy destination. It is our goal for tourists and locals to enjoy all types of smart and engaging performances, including improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy. We bring headlining acts to Sacramento, support local performers in their comedic endeavors, and reach out to the city’s youth to promote performing arts, teamwork, creativity, and confidence through comedy workshops, classes, and special events.



cropped-Marathon_color.pngThe second annual Sacramento Improv Marathon will be held March 31 – April 2, 2017 at Sacramento Comedy Spot. This event features three days of the best improv shows, guest performances, and guest workshop instructors from Sacramento and across the United States. 

The marathon is one of three large 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! But 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! 

New in 2016, the marathon weekend featured improv workshops taught by Comedy Spot instructors and out-of-town guests.

New in 2017, we are allowing Improv Teams from all over the Country to apply to participate in the Sacramento Comedy Marathon. 


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