Our general age limit is 18+. While many shows would receive a PG-13 rating, some shows would be considered R, because of language and content. Our all-ages shows on Sunday afternoon are, you guessed it, all ages! This show would be considered G rated, and OK for everyone. But, a G film you'd want to watch, like everything Pixar has ever made.
What is the ticket price?
On average our shows range from $10-15.
Our Rocklin Open Mic is always just $5.
Do You Offer Discounts?
We do offer a Student/Military/Senior discount at the door. Please present ID at the box office that tells us you're a student, military or old. If you are a senior serving in the military who is also studying at Sierra College, we cannot combine discounts. But, good try!.
Do you Have Drinks? Snacks?
Yes and Yes! We have a rotating collection of beers available, including Lagunitas IPA, Corona, Sierra Nevada and many more. We're always looking for new ideas, and welcome your suggestions! Water. We got it! Soda? Absolutely. We carry Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, and Mountain Dew. We also have a variety of snacks you might find at a movie theater, like Snickers, Twix, popcorn, and Gardettos mix.
Is There a Drink Minimum?
We don't have a drink minimum. Drinks are available, but we won't stop by your seat a dozen times and say, "buy something!!". Grab a drink if you want, but we won't force you to spend another $20 on drinks.
Where is Blacktop Comedy Located?
Blacktop Comedy is located at 3101 Sunset Blvd. Rocklin, CA 95677.
5 minutes from Roseville
15 minutes from Auburn
20 minutes outside Downtown Sacramento
42 hours to New York
Can I learn Improv, STAND UP or Sketch?
Looks like fun, right? It is! Everyone you see on the Blacktop Comedy cast took classes right here at Blacktop Comedy. That's a long way of saying, "yes! You can learn!" We offer improv classes, standup comedy classes, and sketch classes for everyone. We have a passionate core of teachers who love teaching comedy. Everyone can learn, but it takes a willingness to try. That's all it takes.... but you'd be surprised how many people convince themselves, "I can't be a comedian." Don't tell yourself that. I told myself that for two years, and you know what it got me? It just got me a wasted two years. Then, one day, I took the chance, and tried improv. Best thing I ever did with my life. That's a fact. Have questions? Give me a call: (916) 672-1617. - Paul Burke
Can I perform?
We get this question a lot. We would LOVE to perform with you, but it'll take some time. Imagine you wanted to be a tightrope walker. You wouldnt start with the grand canyon, you'd start with a class. You'd learn the ropes (literally), and then, one-day, you might be able to tightrope across the Grand Canyon. Can you one day perform on our stage? Absoutely! Are the views as good as the Grand Canyon? Possibly better! Making an audience laugh is a rush, and one of the best things to see.
Do you Hold Auditions?
We do hold auditions for some shows. If you would like to be notified of upcoming auditions please sign up for the newsletter. We'll always let you know when one is approaching.
What is the difference between a comedy club and comedy theater?
If you spend 30 seconds searching Sacramento comedy, you'll get a list of locations that might seem a little confusing. Some locations are listed as Sacramento comedy theater, while others are listed as a Sacramento comedy club. What's the difference?
Well, there are two answers, and you can consider this a choose your own adventure moment. Do you want the short answer or the long answer?
Short answer: not much difference today between comedy club, and comedy theater.
Long Answer: Historically, comedy clubs are venues where stand up comics perform jokes. Comedy theaters, on the other hand, were places you might catch improv comedy, sketch comedy, and comedic plays. If it was funny, and not stand up, you'd find it at a comedy theater.
However, over the years, comedy changes, lines blur, new categories are created and people are looking for variety. The clubs and theaters have responded by adding more to the lineups. Podcasters, YouTube celebrities, and improvised musicals might be featured next to sketch and standup comedy. Tonight you might find a live podcast recording, after a standup comedy set, after an improv opener.
Everything is blended these days. You got a comedy club on my comedy theater! You got a comedy theater on my comedy club! It's like this commercial from 1981. (when, apparently, old men handed candy to teens on the street):