Fri., March 15, 48 Hour Comedy Marathon

Sacramento Comedy Spot, 8 p.m., $5-$30

This has all the makings of one of those quirky annual events that local denizens tend to religiously worship: Sacramento Comedy Spot's 48 Hour Comedy Marathon features 48 hours of literally nonstop stand-up (from locals and touring performers), sketch comedy, workshops, improv, and other comedic, silly and bizarre events. It's even got an hour-long musical comedy performance featuring Hunter Hill, JR de Guzman and the Freebadge Serenaders (pictured) on Saturday, March 16, at 4 p.m. (tickets are $5). A bunch of the events are free, and some cost a few bucks, but a $30 all-access pass seems like the best value and grants admission to all shows. 1050 20th Street, Suite 130;