Monday, November 26, 2012

The Mikes are coming to Sacramento Comedy Spot this Friday night, 11/30!

The comedy troupe known as The Mikes, made up of five Sacramento stand-up stars that are all named Mike, will make their official debut at the Sacramento Comedy Spot on Friday, November 30th, at 9:00 PM.

The roster includes comics Mike Betancourt, Michael Calvin Jr., Michael O’Connell, Mike Osborn and Mike Sinclair, all seasoned comedians whose faces are well-known in the Sacramento comedy world and beyond.

The group was assembled by Michael O’Connell, who realized one day that there were quite a few Mikes doing comedy in Sacramento - and all of them were very, very funny.  More than that, they were each funny in their own unique way.  Putting all of them together in one comedy show, he realized, would provide a wonderful diversity of comedic styles and a hysterical experience for audiences.

“I’d worked with all these guys and loved their stuff,” O’Connell says.  “They’re some of my favorite guys in comedy.  I can’t believe it took me so long to think of all of us joining forces.  Kind of like the Avengers.  Or Damn Yankees.  But, you know, with jokes.”

Their inaugural show at the Comedy Spot is planned to be the first of many upcoming appearances in California and elsewhere for this new and exciting comedy tour.

Mike Betancourt, a hard-traveled comedy headliner, is known to his many fans for his intense, energetic and animated style, and these fans sometimes end up with him standing on their table during his shows.   Unpredictable and cloaked in mayhem, he’s rocked clubs and colleges up and down the west coast with his twisted tales and explosive antics, and has worked with such big comedy names as Jim Bruer, Ralphie May and Dat Phan.

Michael Calvin Jr. has been tearing up comedy stages all over northern California since 2006.  His magnetic personality and wild, fun stage presence make new fans for him wherever he goes, from Sacramento to San Francisco to Fairfield to Modesto to Reno.  His love of comedy is infectious, and his dedication to it so strong that he was even married on Good Day Sacramento’s Valentine’s Day Show at Laughs Unlimited.

“Wheelchair comedian” Michael O’Connell has turned a lifetime of disability into a career in comedy, delighting audiences from Seattle to L.A. with his laid-back, dry style and tales of his life experiences as a man on wheels.  He co-founded the all-disabled comedy troupe called The Comedians with Disabilities Act and tours with both them and the Mikes.  He’s appeared on such famed stages as the Laugh Factory in Hollywood and the L.A. Improv, and counts several celebrities among his fans.

A cast member on Mark at the Movies and a recurring performer on Good Day Sacramento, Mike Obsorn is a sought-after emcee, speaker and, of course, comedian.  He’s hosted hundreds of events ranging from comedy shows to charity fundraisers to West Sacramento’s Trucktoberfest.  His sharp, observational, tongue-in-cheek writing coupled with his natural charm and easy style make him irresistible to audiences.

With one foot in L.A. and the other in Sacramento, Mike Sinclair is the epitome of comedy hustle, appearing in clubs, hosting rooms and lighting up competitions on both sides of the state.  The long-time host of the Grown & Sexy Comedy Show at Sacramento’s A Touch A’ Class nightclub, his smooth style and hilariously frank humor have made him a favorite of both audiences and fellow comics.  From the Comedy Store in L.A. to Tommy T’s in Sacramento, Sinclair gets it done, and gets it done right.

Tickets for The Mikes show are $12.00, and are available for pre-sale the Sacramento Comedy Spot’s web site (  This performance is for audiences 18 and older only.

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