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Block Party: Baltimore's Best Black Improv Comedy

Block Party: Baltimore's Best Black Improv Comedy

Get ready for a true variety comedy show that is sure to get you laughing, clapping, out of your seat, and possibly on stage yourself! Blue Cavell-Allette, Desi Rawlerson, and Tashika Campbell are your hosts and producers, and your party MCs - there will be music, jokes, comedy games, interviews, sitcom tropes, audience participation, and non-stop laughs. They also bring their friends along for some surprise guest appearances!

Presented by Highwire Improv at BlakWater House, Block Party is 90 minutes of the funniest improv in Baltimore and a true showcase of Baltimore's best Black improv comedians!

Doors will open at 7:30, show runs from 8pm-9:30pm. Free street parking is available throughout the area after 6pm.

Get your tickets in advance, this event will sell out - and tickets are $12 online, $15 at the door!

About the venue, BlakWater House:

A multiuse performance venue, gallery, and event space in the Bromo Arts District in downtown Baltimore. BlakWater Lounge is a 1300 square foot, new-industrial space located on the top floor of Maryland Art Place. We are dedicated to hosting unique, creative events that showcase Baltimore City's most innovative and dedicated talent.

BlakWater House is an accessible venue (the show is on the 5th floor with elevator access) - for more details, reach out to us at [email protected]

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About Tashika Campbell:

Tashika is a veteran improviser, originally from Charlotte, North Carolina. Co-founder of the award-winning troupe Cake Walk, Tashika is a sought-after performer, facilitator and teacher. Currently, she serves as the lead coordinator for the 1st Improv festival dedicated to performers of the global majority, in the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia area, known as "F.A.M. Fest." A leader in the community, Tashika also serves on the board of directors at the Baltimore Improv Group as the Vice President.

About Blue Cavell-Allette

Blue Cavell-Allette is an award winning interdisciplinary artist from Baltimore who has been featured as a performer and teacher at theaters across North America. Blue has created and produced popular long running shows that highlight black improv performers including Block Party, Blue is currently the co-facilitator of The Arts and Social Justice Fellowship with Strathmore Cultural Institute and Woolly Mammoth Theater and a professor of Applied Improv at Morgan State University.

About Highwire Improv:

Highwire Improv’s mission is to steward a community of artists committed to growth, collaboration, joy, and justice — in Baltimore and around the world — through improvisational theater.

Event Contact

Barry Wright

Event Details

Friday, April 12, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM


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