This will probably come as a surprise, but Sacramento was recently ranked as the ninth funniest city in America. Yeah, it's crazy. We're so close to Los Angeles and San Francisco that it's easy to forget that we actually have a pretty impressive comedy scene, mostly thanks to our several comedy clubs that keep crowds coming in throughout the city.
In 2011, local comedians formed the Sacramento Comedy Festival, which has grown to be a nine-day event that started on Friday, Sept. 13 and will culminate in big final show on Saturday, Sept. 21. Each evening of the festival is going to have some funny entertainment, but the best bang for your buck is undoubtedly the final night. Northern California's only all-women improv group will be opening the night, followed up by Sacramento's own Anti-Cooperation League, the popular improv team and longest-running comedy show in town. The big event of the night, however, is the stand-up competition. All week long, stand-up comedians from around the country will have been performing in front of audiences and a panel of judges. With a $1,000 prize on the line, I'm thinking they are bringing their best material. By Saturday night, the comedians will have been whittled down to the best of the best, so audiences will be getting the comedic highlights reel. For a surefire laugh, this is the show to see. And after the winner is announced, revelers can join the comedians for an after party over at The Distillery. Sounds like a good night to me. Check out more info here.
What: Sacramento Comedy Festival Finale
When: Sept. 21 at 8 p.m.
Where: Sacramento Comedy Spot, 1050 20th St.