Maryland Ensemble Theatre's (MET) improv and sketch comedy troupe, The Comedy Pigs, debuted in early 1993. This coming 2012-2013 season they will celebrate twenty years of laughter with eight prime-time shows, eight late night shows and a two week run of a brand new sketch show for a total of twenty-two hilarious nights of comedy. The Pigs are also adding four new members to the pen for this landmark upcoming season.
Veteran troupe members Courtney McLaughlin, Anne Raugh, Franky Russell, Jeff Schnorr and Laura Stark will be joined by newbies Carly Ball, Gary Baker, Chris "C-Mo" Molloy and Julie Williams. The Comedy Pigs' newest cast members are thrilled to be a part of Maryland Ensemble Theatre's funny farm. New piglet Carly Ball epitomizes the old adage that women should be obscene and not heard. Gary Baker was born in Jacksonville, Florida and since Florida is the place where the Zombie Apocalypse is apparently starting, he thought it was a good idea to get out! C-Mo Molloy, a graduate of Western Maryland College, is a man of no discernible talent but he tries really hard and keeps his mouth shut. The final new addition to the cast is JuLia Williams who has made it her life's goal to laugh her way through any situation.
Since the Comedy Pigs debuted in 1993 they have performed in nationwide improv festivals, been featured on Comedy Central and have also been guests at the National Pork Producers Convention. This coming season kicks off with two late night shows tonight, September 15 and 22 at 10:30pm following performances of Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps on the MET mainstage.
Tickets to the late night shows are half-priced with a ticket stub from the mainstage show all year long. Regular ticket prices are $13.50 (includes a $1.50 service fee) and may be purchased at the MET box office in person, by phone (301) 694-4744, or online at marylandensemble.org. All shows are at Maryland Ensemble Theatre, located in the historic FSK Hotel at 31 W Patrick Street.