Comedy at the Baltimore Improv Festival includes shows from New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Baltimore.
With 7 nights of improv shows and 4 days of improv workshops, the Baltimore Improv Festival (BIF) includes comedic talent from the east coast and the world.
BALTIMORE, MD – The Baltimore Improv Festival returns presenting audiences with local, national, and international comedy shows, workshops, & talent over 7 days & nights. The nonprofit Baltimore Improv Group (BIG) produces the show which features improv comedy shows and improv workshops.
The festival features famous headliners who are well-known in the comedy world: Fuck that Shit, The Cast, The Stepfathers, & Asian AF.
Andy McIntyre began performing improv in 2012 and performs now with the Baltimore Improv Group as he has since 2014. He serves Executive Producer of the Baltimore Improv Festival
"The festival is a great way to further BIG’s mission, not just in Baltimore, but with the improv community at large,” said McIntyre. “Every year we bring performers from all over the country to celebrate this art form we all love. There is something amazing about bringing a large group of people together that share the same passion.”
ASIAN AF (Asian As F***) is an Asian American variety show from the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Theatre in Los Angeles and New York. Asian AF spotlights Asian American actors, stand-up comedians, improvisers, sketch performers.
The Cast is a team of women from New York City’s Magnet Theater that creates an improvised play. During the stage play, see what is happening both onstage and behind the scenes. The Stepfathers performs weekly at the UCB Theatre in New York City.
Fuck That Shit (A comedy team) as a team became known for repeatedly winning the UCB New York Cagematch competition. The team includes BIG’s managing director Terry Withers and BIG teacher Kate Zelensky.
“This year, we have our biggest festival yet with teams from all over the United States and Canada,” says McIntyre who is also a teacher for the Howard County Public School System. “...and one of the best skates of workshop instructors around. It’s going to be an amazing week. "
“Baltimore Improv Festival” is July 29 - August 4, 2019, Monday - Thursday with shows from 7pm - 10pm, Friday: 5pm - Midnight, Saturday: Noon - 11pm, Sunday: Noon - 10pm at The BIG Theater, 1727 N. Charles St., Baltimore and Rituals, 12 W North Ave, Baltimore.
For updated information go to bigimprov.org/festival
ABOUT BALTIMORE IMPROV GROUP
Baltimore Improv Group (BIG) serves as the city’s leading non-profit improv comedy venue. BIG began in 2004 and now entertains with over 120 shows each year. With an annual audience of over 5,000 people, over 100 regular performers present audiences with shows every night of the week. As part of Young Audiences of Maryland (YAMD), BIG performs in assemblies and teaching residencies in Maryland schools.
The BIG Theater opened in October 2017 in Station North. The theater offers 3,000 square feet of space for shows; classes and workshops for adults, kids and teens; a podcast studio; and a lobby connecting actors, comedy performers, and audiences. BIG shows include improv comedy, stand-up, sketch, and more.
MEDIA CONTACT: Brian E. Young, firstname.lastname@example.org, 240-997-4157
Related Links: bigimprov.org
SOURCE: Baltimore Improv Group