Making an audience laugh is hard, especially now that all rubber chickens are in the hands of a few powerful supercomedians. See some original material with this GrouponLive deal.
- $12 for two general-admission tickets to see Fresh Five or Anti-Cooperation League (up to $20 value)
- Where: Sacramento Comedy Spot
- Door time: 10 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Shows should be considered rated PG-13 or R.
- Fresh Five: Tickets are available for the third Friday of every month, May 23–August 22, at 9 p.m.
- Anti-Cooperation League: Tickets are good for any show; shows take place Saturdays at 9 p.m. through August 23
One part roast and one part standup show, Fresh Five finds Comedy Spot–owner Brian Call taking the stage with four of his friends, each armed only with five minutes of previously unheard material. During every performance, the five put their dignity on the line—and usually lose it thanks to the less-than-constructive criticism they hurl at each other. After one comic lobs their jokes, the other four proceed to tear it to shreds.
Each week, the laugh masters of the Anti-Cooperation League interview a special guest, such as a local business owner or movie director, and then devise seamless improv scenes based on the information gathered. Although the group’s style is similar to SNL, the Anti-Cooperation League creates all its content on the spot. Past shows have starred news anchors and members of the Sacramento City Council.
Sacramento Comedy Spot
The Sacramento Comedy Spot does everything it can to make sure people have access to laughter. Not only does the club allow all ages into its shows, it also hosts those shows seven nights a week. To do this, it puts a little bit of everything onstage, from improv and standup shows with national headliners to podcasts and sketch-comedy shows. And to foster the next generation of jokesters, the Spot also hosts open-mic nights and classes in long- and short-form improv, standup, sketch comedy, and believable banana-peel slipping.