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TV is Better on Stage: Improv at Zissimos!

TV is Better on Stage: Improv at Zissimos!

Join Highwire Improv for monthly laughs on the 3rd Saturday of every month with a rotating cast of the city's best improv ensembles, as well as frequent regional and national touring guests!

The bar is open all day, and doors for the show open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start!

This month's acts include:

Figuring It Out is a Washington, D.C. based duo who performs a Harold-inspired set.

All In, Pitches! is a Washington, D.C. based ensemble that creates a thematic improvised musical montage accompanied by guitar based on a simple audience suggestion.

Cake Walk is a world champion improv troupe from Baltimore, Maryland. Their format is situational improv based on television comedies which feature a predominantly white cast. They reimagine the show as an all Black cast and create a new world based on a suggestion.

What is an improv show, exactly?

Improv is live theater created spontaneously by the performers with the inspiration of the audience. Unless noted otherwise, it’s a comedy show, made even more exciting, intriguing, and hilarious by the fact that none of it is pre-scripted! At an improv show you’ll see a wide range of creative and fascinating humans perform a highwire act by making comedy out of thin air! It can take many forms, including short competitive games, slice of life scenes, and full length sitcom or movie style performances!

A Highwire Improv show is truly a once in a lifetime performance, never done before and never to be done again!

About the Venue:

The Lou Costello Room has been a mainstay of the Baltimore comedy scene for over a decade, regularly producing standup, improv, and sketch comedy shows in collaboration with many production companies. They also frequently host music and variety events from their location on Hampden's 36th Street, 'The Avenue!'

This show is not wheelchair accessible, it is on the second floor of the bar up a full flight of stairs. Find out accessibility details about all of our venues here.

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. Learn more at

Event Contact

Barry Wright

Event Details

Saturday, July 20, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM


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