Stand-up in Sactown

Mike E. Winfield.

Mike E. Winfield.

photo by justin short

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 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.