He who laughs last laughs best, unless he doesn't finish laughing before the funeral starts. Empty your chuckle reservoirs in an appropriate setting with today's Groupon: for $12, you get two tickets to the Baltimore Improv Festival at the Creative Alliance at The Patterson (a $24 value). Choose from the following dates and show times:
- Friday, August 12 at 7 p.m.
- Friday, August 12 at 10 p.m.
- Saturday, August 13 at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, August 13 at 10 p.m.
Cultivating the fine art of spontaneity, the fifth annual Baltimore Improv Festival unleashes its extemporaneous humor on willing audiences during a four-day showcase of local and regional talent. Different troupes roam the festival stage each night, with no performance featuring the same jokesters twice. Audience suggestions and participation jumpstarts the Michael Loves Greg troupe as they embark on an impromptu exploration of love in all its forms, whether it be the familial love between two brothers or the professional love between a mailman and a freshly-licked stamp. Death Wish III’s set keeps show-goers engaged with prompts often drawn from the contents of an audience member’s purse or wallet, and The Cascade’s show presents multiple parallel realities of two characters’ lives to examine the difference a look, tone, or one-fingered gesture can make.