Jams and open Mics
BIG also offers jams and opportunities to get stage time with the larger improv community.
Mondays at 7:30 pm
Join the Baltimore Improv Group for “Impropourri!” It’s Baltimore’s only bring-your-own troupe show. It’s a performance opportunity open to everyone (improv AND sketch comedy) and it smells like old flowers in your grandma’s dresser drawer!
Drop your team name in the hat to perform with your improv troupe, sketch troupe, practice group, or bunch of randos you met outside. All experience levels welcome.
Wednesdays at 7 pm
Open musical-improv practice at The BIG Theater. Learn musical improv games and song formats in a fun and supportive environment. No music background or musical improv experience necessary. Accompaniment by Brian E. Young on the keyboard and ukulele. Bring your voice, musical instruments, and learn the joy of making up songs in the moment at the speed of fun.
First Monday of the month at 7 pm
XJAM is an improv jam for women, transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming performers. If you're an improv newbie or a seasoned performer, come on out and play! You don’t need to sign up ahead of time, and you won’t know who you’re playing with until you get on stage. We start with a big group warm up. Then, hosts will call out for a number of people and will give them a unique format, input or challenge. They'll have 5 or 10 minutes to play, depending on the number of people to attend, and then we’ll do it again with a different group! If you have a format you’d like to try, you will take the reins and host that set. We’ll end with a big montage for anyone who didn’t get a chance to play.
Tuesdays at 9 pm
BIG presents a free Improv Jam! The fun will start right after a regularly scheduled Harold Night show. The jam is geared towards improv students of any level getting some extra (credit) stage time! No need to sign up in advance, just come to the previous show and don't leave the building! Check the schedule for when we have Extra Credit available.
Stand Up Open Mic
The first Thursday of every month at 7:30 pm
This is your chance to get up and tell jokes- no experience necessary. This is part one of a two-part show. Come to this open mic and try out five minutes or less of material. At the next show, we will select a few performers to do their set.... and then do improv off of it!