- $3 for one individual general-admission ticket ($5 value)
- $10 for one family general-admission pass, valid for up to eight people ($20 value)
- Valid for any Squeaky Clean show on Saturdays from December 31–March 25
Squeaky Clean: Family Friendly Improv Comedy
- The show: a family-friendly evening of improv comedy starring talented local performers
- The ensemble: Blacktop Comedy, a theater of improv performers delivering off-the-cuff laughs to Sacramento since 2010
- What to expect: scenes and games based on audience suggestions (or even including audience members) all made up on the spot, free of profanity but certainly full of fun
Stand-up, improv, sketch—your choice of comedy night can make or break a date. Which laugh leads to love?
Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Steve Carrell, and Paul Burke. That last name might not sound familiar just yet, but it's worth remembering. Burke began his improv training in 2004, learning at Chicago's iO and Second City—theaters that helped kickstart the careers of the aforementioned comedy luminaries. And even after returning home to his native California, Chicago's unique brand of honest improv stayed with him. So, in 2010, Burke founded Blacktop Improv to share that distinctive deep-dish theatrical style with a wider audience.
Today, the company's performers pack the calendar with side-splitting shows. The Shorties entertain audiences with quick-witted short-form sets, while Yadda Yadda Yadda takes the stage for improvised a cappella concerts. And, in homage to the venue's Windy City roots, the Chicago-style True Story show uses guest monologists' stories as the inspiration for scenes that are simultaneously edgy, affecting, and hilarious.