Comedy Pigs to Host 2nd ANNUAL 20TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND, 8/29-30

Comedy Pigs to Host 2nd ANNUAL 20TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND, 8/29-30

The Comedy Pigs, Maryland Ensemble Theatre's (MET) hilarious sketch and improv group, will celebrate 21 years of laughter with their "2nd Annual 20th Anniversary Weekend" on August 29 and 30 at 8pm.

The Comedy Pigs turned "legal" this year at 21! On April 3, 1993 in the back room of Olde Town Tavern on Market Street The Comedy Pigs debuted in front of a packed house of 106 tickets holders. Just two years later Comedy Central picked up their music video "Wiener Dog", a parody of the Beatles song "Blackbird" by one of the troupes stock characters The Traveling Dinglebury's. Since then, the Pigs have written hundreds of sketches and songs, played over 500 performances, and have had over 40 people call themselves "Pigs."

About the 2nd Annual 20th Anniversary Weekend MET's Artistic Director and original Pig Tad Janes said, "We've got some great old sketches we are dusting off, and we have a whole slew of new piggies to feature in our improv section! It's always such fun, to pull in Comedy Pigs from ten plus years ago and get them on-stage with Pigs who have only been with the company for a year or less. We always have such an instant connection."

At the anniversary shows classic sketches like "Dillbread" and songs like "Interjection" and "Wiener Dog" will line up along side of the funniest improv scenarios. The shows will take place on August 29 and 30 at 8pm at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre (31 W Patrick St.), located downtown in the historic FSK Hotel. Tickets are $21.50 (all fees included) and may be purchased online at, by phone at (301) 694-4744 or in person at the MET box office.

Photo Credit: Maryland Ensemble Theatre