Mitch Fishbein has definitely made an impact on the BIG community since taking his first class in May 2016. Mitch played an integral role in the fundraising campaign to make 1727 N. Charles St. the home for BIG’s classes and performances in 2017.
Thanks to his support, performers and audience members can hang out in “Lenny’s Lobby,” named after Mitch’s father. The front classroom in the has been dubbed The MITCH (for Musical Improv Training Comedy Home) for all of his contributions to the BIG community.
You can find Mitch at Club 1727, the weekly musical improv jam Mitch helped to create. Club 1727 takes place in Lenny’s Lobby.
Mitch performs regularly with Bad Karaoke Experience, an indie musical improv team which recently presented “Mitch’s Fairy Tale: An Improvised Musical” as part of BIG’s Wednesday Lab show. Mitch co-founded the team with Brian E. Young.
Besides his support of the BIG community and love of musical improv, Mitch also recognizes the importance of history.
“As a 6 year old, my father, Lenny, took me and my brother to see JFK's funeral procession in 1963,” he said. “Fifteen years later, I met my future wife, Yvonne, at the Reflections Disco in Baltimore. Yvonne and I got married on Nov. 22nd, 1981, the same day of the month that John F. Kennedy was shot in the head.”
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