Stand-up in Sactown
Sacramento seems to have secretly colluded to make you laugh harder than usual this weekend. Don't just take our word for it, take a look at the (mostly stand-up) comedy lineup planned at various venues in town.
At 8 p.m. on Thursday night, August 1, local comedian Ray Molina headlines at the Punch Line Comedy Club (2100 Arden Way, Suite 225) along with opener Freddy Rainbow; it'll cost $15. The following night at the Punch Line is a doubleheader that features Drew Carey (of The Drew Carey Show, Whose Line Is It Anyway? and The Price Is Right fame) performing at 8 p.m. for $35, and local comedian Mike E. Winfield (pictured, of The Office and Off Beat fame) performing at 10:15 p.m. for $16. Carey will also perform at the Punch Line Saturday, August 3, at 7 and 9:15 p.m.
The Sacramento Comedy Spot (1050 20th Street, Suite 130) kicks off its weekend Friday at 9 p.m. with Neil Hamburger, whose stand-up is sweaty, off pace and hilariously neurotic. Tickets cost $12. Then, throughout the weekend, the venue hosts a full lineup of sketch comedy, improv and games, including Anti-Cooperation League, Bro Time and Test Kitchen, and I Challenge You. Check out www.saccomedyspot.com for the full schedule.
Lastly, stand-up comedian and host of MTV's Disaster Date, K-von, appears at Tommy T's Comedy & Dinner Theatre (12401 Folsom Boulevard in Rancho Cordova) from August 1 to August 4 (7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday); tickets are $10 for general admission, $20 for reserved seats. The multitalented comedian's stand-up routine often blends voice impressions, self-deprication and humorous anecdotes about being half-Persian and half-Scottish.