Aftermath

Baltimore, MD

Two troupes enter, one troupe leaves. From the remnants of two previous troupes comes Aftermath. The happy reprobates of Aftermath build their sets, one scene balanced upon the next until they and the audience stand atop a Tower of Comic Babel.

Sunday @ 7:30 PM

Bears Only

Baltimore, MD

One of Baltimore Improv Group’s newest troupes is doing long form improv’s oldest format. Watch as this talented group of improvisers turns one suggestion into a whole world of exciting possibilities.

Tuesday @ 7:30 PM

Brisket

Baltimore, MD

We're hot. We're smoky. We're smothered in BBQ sauce and go great with a side of mac and cheese. We're Brisket and we're a delectable harold troupe with Baltimore Improv Group's conservatory. (A few troupe members don't eat cows. Can you guess who?)

Monday @ 7:30 PM

Crowd Work

Bakersfield, CA

Robert Long's Solo Improv Show!

Developed with Brian James O'Connell, Rob creates a unique theatrical experience in collaboration with that night's audience!

This show can literally be anything - storytelling, scenework, monologue, Q&A, self-help... what YOU bring to the theater will help develop that night's experience!

Saturday @ 7:00 PM

Dark Days

New York, NY

Dark Days is a non-comedy improv group that uses game based scenes to explore the underlying misery of life. Time will kill us all. Emotional and physical pain surrounds us. The next disaster cannot be anticipated, but the terror it will generate among us can be. Life is a churning cesspool of disappointment, pain and fear. Worse, we are ourselves monsters, often unaware of the massive damage we inflict blithely on those around us. Dark Days will peel away the lies we tell ourselves and expose the nasty truth of existence. Formed by Terry Withers during a tough time in his life when some serious shit went down.

Dark Days is Ken Beck, Alex Dickson, Alex French, Ryan Haney, Kevin Hines, Hunter Nelson, Cory Palmer, Lui Vega and Terry Withers. Not all cast members will appear but special guests will play in.

Saturday @ 8:30 PM

Diviglio

Washington, DC

Diviglio is a WIT Harold team. Diviglio are like your friendly next door neighbors who enjoy good conversation, apple pies, and (occasionally) setting things on fire. Each show promises an array of characters, and situations that are bizarre, yet feel real enough to make you think, “sure, that makes sense.” We take both fun and absurdity very seriously. Join us around the table for lasagna and belly laughs

Friday @ 7:00 PM

Fractal

Baltimore, MD

Fractal is a long-form improv team taking part in the Conservatory program at the Baltimore Improv Group.

Wednesday @ 7:30 PM

GUS

Baltimore, MD

Gus performs a fast-paced, ridiculous style of improv comedy. They’ve performed at festivals all over the U.S., and they’ve performed with everyone from burlesque girls to modern dancers, and even their parents.

Monday @ 7:30 PM

Honey

Brooklyn, NY

Honey is a group of five friends that takes inspiration from each other on and off stage. Our long form presentation is an exercise in love and silliness, two things we love to see more of on stage. An official selection of the over 25 festivals in large cities over the past 6 years, they are one of the most well-traveled NYC improv teams.

Saturday @ 10:00 PM

Hostel

Baltimore, MD

Grab your passport and kiss your mommy and daddy goodbye, Hostel is open for business, and they love to play with others! This group of global improv citizens welcome improvisers from all over to play in for each of their shows, sharing the best of BIG’s Charm City stage with some of the funniest folks across the map.

Tuesday @ 7:30 PM

Hotline

Philadelphia, PA

Like The Babysitter's Club but with more vocalization of the deep void. The choreographer of Dirty Dancing has described HOTLINE as a "collective force of kindred spirits that share a strong yet gentle affection for one another." They incorporate dance, music, joy, keepin it real, exploration of the self in relation to the abyss. HOTLINE is an all lady troupe led by their incandescent lifeforce leader Kristen Schier.

Friday @ 10:00 PM

I Get So Emotional

New York, NY

Alex Dickson & Terry Withers lead an invited cast in a set of no holds barred emotional discovery. Every ounce of emotion will be squeezed from every moment in this show, no matter how inconsequential or trivial they may seem.

Thursday @ 7:30 PM

Improñol

Chicago, IL

Improñol combines the life experiences of the US and Venezuela together in a seamless improvised narrative where language knows no borders. See this duo use English and Spanish interchangeably while providing memorable characters and relationships in this fast-paced show!

Friday @ 7:00 PM

Improvaret

Baltimore, MD

Babs (Christina Enoch Kemmerer) and Midge (Bridget Cavaiola) have been singing cabaret hits together since they were young ladies just learning how to keep down their chardonnay. They love fur wraps, sequins, their lovers, and of course their faithful and handsome piano man, Sam (Jeff Waters). These ladies will improvise all of your favorite hits and make you feel all warm inside. And outside.

Saturday @ 10:00 PM

iMusical: The Improvised Musical

Washington, DC

iMusical performs a completely improvised musical based on one audience suggestion. Characters, songs, lyrics, and narrative are made up on the spot to bring you a brand new, one time only, mostly coherent piece of musical theater.

Thursday @ 7:30 PM

King Zebra

New York, NY

With so much negativity going around the world today, King Zebra seeks to show positivity through comedy. Breaking through stereotypes to spread love to the masses.

Friday @ 7:00 PM

The League of Pointless Improvisers

Ann Arbor, MI

We are the Resident Cast of the Pointless Brewery & Theatre in Ann Arbor, MI. We perform Long Form improv on Friday and Saturday nights as well as corporate events in SE Michigan.

Saturday @ 7:00 PM

Left for Dead

Rochester, NY

Inspired by observations of, and exchanges with the audience Left for DEAD members enact characters and situations in a loose Harold long form.The scenes are broken up by two short form games.

Saturday @ 7:00 PM

Lekker

Baltimore, MD

Lekker has been a BIG mainstage troupe since 2009; not ones to rest on their laurels, Lekker constantly challenges themselves to try new formats and find new connections with their audiences. Their strength is in the emotions; their performances are mainly relationship-driven, and they strive to find human moments in the most ridiculous of situations.

Sunday @ 7:30 PM

LeRage

Baltimore, MD

Here's what's up. We're LeRage and we do improv. Give us a word, any word, and we'll blow your mind.

Tuesday @ 7:30 PM

Local Spot

Baltimore, MD

Ever had the itch to say what’s really on your mind at the office party? Maybe, you’ve just wanted to see what life was like in another time and place? Come check out Local Spot as they explore the drama and hilarity of a life lived recklessly. All they need is a suggestion from the audience and they’ll explore the craziness of life in an improvised one-act play right before your eyes!

Monday @ 7:30 PM

Minority Re’port

Baltimore, MD

Minority Re’port is a unique troupe representing the underrepresented in improv. With our mix of high-energy, audience-inspired improv, we create characters you’ll never forget, and leave you as satisfied as your mama’s sweet potato pie.

Monday @ 7:30 PM

Old City

Baltimore, MD

Welcome to Old City. The male/female ratio may be off, but here everyone loves you as you are. Move on in to BIG’s newest city where bars outnumber people, and the drink of the night is always Delicious Comedy.

Tuesday @ 7:30 PM

OLGA

Baltimore, MD

OLGA is a Baltimore-based indie imrov and sketch duo comprised of Jen Diamond and Pam Hugi. OLGA performs in Baltimore, DC, Philadelphia, New York and even one time in a friend's basement. Jen and Pam are co-mothers to a hound dog and a cruel cat. They both agree that Carrie should have picked Aidan.

Sunday @ 6:00 PM

Plan B

Baltimore, MD

Plan B is the longest running troupe in BIG’s comedy arsenal. Expect short form (Whose Line is it Anyway?-style) games with high energy, big characters, and major laughs!

Sunday @ 7:30 PM

Press Play

Washington, DC

We're from DC and we'll make you laugh!

Friday @ 8:30 PM

Sad Trombone

Philadelphia, PA

Sad Trombone is all about slow, patient scene work that explores characters, relationships, and why they are there here in the first place. Sometimes you'll see a monoscene. Sometimes you'll see a montage. What you'll see all the time is commitment to exploring the ins and outs of the relationships being portrayed in an honest, grounded way.

Friday @ 8:30 PM

Sistine Robot

Washington, DC

Sistine Robot is one of the Washington, D.C. area’s longest-running independent long-form improv teams. The Robots have taken the stage at Washington Improv Theater, the Baltimore Improv Festival, the District Improv Festival, the Providence Improv Fest and Maryland Ensemble Theater. They host the venerable monthly show “Enjoy an Appletini with Sistine Robot” in the basement of a local gay bar. With a style that is both smart and silly, Sistine Robot is proof that robots CAN learn to love.

Sunday @ 7:30 PM

Swartzlander

New York, NY

Swartzlander hails from New York City, where they've performed at UCB, The Magnet, and possibly millions of other venues. Performing together for nine years has given them a deep knowledge of each other's darkest secrets, and they are more than willing to exploit those on stage, for your benefit! Join them for what is guaranteed to be a weird, fantastic journey.

Saturday @ 8:30 PM

The Cast

New York, NY

Follow around the cast and crew of a [one-night-only / improvised-just-for-you / that's-right-entirely-made-up] play, as they move from on-stage to off, and in and out of "character." Will the theatrical star-crossed lovers be secret off-stage enemies? Will the stage manager die halfway through the production, leaving the cast cue-less and clue-less? Will the entire original cast get horrible food poisoning so that the play must be performed entirely by understudies? All of this - AND MORE - might happen! Come for the fake play. Stay for the fake players.

Friday @ 10:00 PM

The Middle West

Baltimore, MD

The Middle West is a fresh and innovative long-form indie improv troupe based in Baltimore. Our players hail from the far reaches of the exotic Middle East to the less exotic corn fields of the Midwest. We will be performing a Reality TV Format, replete with documentary-style interviews and scenes from future episodes of this TV Show made up on the spot!

Sunday @ 6:00 PM

The New David Mamet Play

Baltimore, MD

Veteran comedic improvisers Hunter Nelson & Terry Withers have been tapped by David Mamet to workshop his new play! This is not improv but a scripted work!

Wednesday @ 7:30 PM

The Unified Sing

Washington, D.C.

The Unified Sing will devise a musical right before your very eyes, a musical in which everything is completely made-up on the spot (yes, everything: the scenes, the songs, the melodies, the lyrics -- everything). Show up and get a little (improvised) Broadway on the Potomac as The Unified Sing shows you what 42nd Street might look like with a little (read: a lot!) of artistic license.

Friday @ 8:30 PM

Topiary

Baltimore, MD

Topiary is an Armando Troupe based in Baltimore, MD. We get suggestions from the audience that inspires us to tell a true personal story and then we use that to do a series of loud, energetic, and oftentimes heartfelt scenes. We love Improv, each other, and making you laugh!

Sunday @ 6:00 PM

Training for Prom

Baltimore, MD

Training for Prom performs longform improv with its heart on its sleeve. A troupe young in years and at heart, but old in their souls, they combine whimsy with emotional connection to create that giddy first-date feeling. They have performed in Charm City Fringe Festival, New York City Improv Festival, and Baltimore Improv Festival.

Wednesday @ 7:30 PM