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Sacramento Comedy Spot Hosts Sixth Annual Stand-Up Competition

Sacramento Stand-Up Competition / Courtesy

Sacramento Stand-Up Competition / Courtesy

The Sacramento Comedy Spot is hosting the 6th annual Sacramento Stand-Up Competition this Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23.  

This year, 30 performers from around California are competing for a top spot as the funniest comic in town with more than $2,000 in cash prizes up for grabs.

Past grand prize winners include Krista Fatka (2017), Kiry Shabazz (2016), Daniel Eachus (2015), Michael Patten (2014), and Trenton Davis (2013).

Sacramento Comedy Foundation President Brian Crall returns to Insight with a preview of the lineup and festivities.

Warning: Some of the language used in the comedy performances below may be offensive or inappropriate for sensitive viewers. Please enjoy comedy responsibly.

The featured performers and hosts at the competition include:

Kiry Shabazz


Pauline Yasuda


Melissa McGillicuddy


Benton Harshaw


Sean Hamrin

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Cody Drabble

Insight Producer and On-Air Director

Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco with KQED on every morning during breakfast. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak.   Read Full Bio 

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