Need a Laugh? There's a Baltimore Improv Festival for That

How about an impromptu road trip this week? If the Baltimore Improv Festival is any clue, good things don't always have to be planned.

The annual festival offers up six nights of comedy shows from July 29 to Aug. 4 at The Theatre Project (45 W. Preston St.) in Baltimore.

For the eighth year in a row, more than 30 improv groups from the East Coast (ranging from D.C. to New York to Boston) all come together to create some spontaneous laughs.

Itching for a turn on stage? The festival includes two days of improv workshops for people of all experience levels, whether you're a seasoned comedy coach or can barely tell a knock-knock joke. One session will even teach you how to be a mime. Each workshop costs $35 and takes place Saturday and Sunday.

The week-long event is hosted by Baltimore Improv Group, and a portion of the festival's profits will fund it's artistic mission. 

Most shows cost $10 each. If you plan on catching more than one show, you can buy a full-access pass for $60 and day passes for $25 each. 

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