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March 24, 2011

Baltimore Comedy Factory to open in April

The Baltimore Comedy Factory will officially re-open in April at its new location in Power Plant Live, management said Wednesday.

The club, which has had many different owners but held the same name for over the 30 years, moved from its location above Burke's downtown in January, when the restaurant closed.

Owner Matt Weber said he signed a long-term lease with Power Plant Live in February, and has been quietly renovating the space since. 

He'll join an $11-million upgrade the whole complex is undergoing, its first in over a decade. 

I toured the site yesterday. Weber has added a bar to place, and renovated the lobby with a new, nautically-inspired decor. The theater will still hold some 250 guests.

The club has been in a soft opening since the beginning of the month, and anticipates having a grand opening in April, most likely with a performance by comic Bill Bellamy.

Weber said cover will stay at $17. 

The club is expected to be open Thursdays through Saturdays, and sometimes Sunday.

Its home at 6 Market Place has hosted several comedy clubs over the years, starting with Slapstix almost a decade ago, and later the Baltimore Improv and Rascals.

The space has been vacant now for at least four years. 

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Posted by Erik Maza at 9:51 AM | | Comments (2)
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Good to hear. I got a direct message in Twitter from Doug Benson (Super High Me and Doug Loves Movies) that he will be doing Doug Loves Movies there on Aug 3rd. I plan on being there.

Ooooh you got a direct message on Twitter? From Doug Benson?

Any chance you have an autograph signing coming up?

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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