Both laughter and tears can be cathartic, but only laughter is OK in front of your dog. Laugh until you cry with this GrouponLive deal to see a Baltimore Improv Festival show presented by the Baltimore Improv Group at the Creative Alliance. For $12, you get two tickets for general admission (up to a $24 value). Doors open one hour before showtime. Choose from the following performances:
- Thursday, August 16, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, August 17, at 7 p.m.
- Friday, August 17, at 10 p.m.
- Saturday, August 18, at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, August 18, at 10 p.m.
- Sunday, August 19, at 7 p.m.
Cultivating the fine art of spontaneity, the sixth annual Baltimore Improv Festival unleashes its extemporaneous humor on willing audiences during a four-day, PG-13 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. Chicago natives and veteran performers Erin Lane and Andrea Wallace, as LACE, practice “slowcore” improv, exploring grounded characters’ fears and hopes over the course of a single 20- to 30-minute scene. Philadelphia’s Matt Holmes takes a different approach as Matt&, challenging a random member of the audience to become his partner in comedic crime. Among the acts closing out the festival, Sistine Robot takes the form of a group of Madison Avenue marketing execs who hawk common household wares, from blenders to recliners, in their feature, “But Wait, There’s More.”
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