As the old saying goes, laughter is the best medicine. These comedians are coming to the Baltimore area and are sure to stir up enough laughter to make your side ache. Come out for a night of laughs and fun at some of Baltimore’s hottest comedy clubs.

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Joan Rivers
Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performance Arts Center
12 North Eutaw St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 837-7400

Date: March 23, 2012
Time: 8 p.m.
Price: $42 – $62

The Celebrity Apprentice winner, comedienne, actress, author, jewelry designer and entertainment legend is coming to town. No subject is off limits when Joan Rivers hits the stage. You don’t want to miss an evening of outrageous comedy about celebrities, fashion and all things pop culture. 

The Royal Comedy Tour
Showplace Arena
14900 Pennsylvania Ave
Upper Marlboro, Md.  20772
(301) 952-7900

Date: April 7, 2012
Time: 8 p.m.
Price: $52.50 – $72.50

For the third year in a row, The Royal Comedy Tour is back. The act celebrates the comedians of old such as Red Foxx, Flip Wilson, Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy. This all-star ensemble features Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, Mark Curry and Tony Rock. (Tony Rock is the younger brother of Chris Rock.) Don’t miss your opportunity to see one of the longest running urban comedy tours.

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Mike Epps: I’m Still Standing Tour
1st Mariner Arena
201 W. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(401) 347-2020

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Date: April 7, 2012
Time: 8 p.m.
Price: $37.50- $73.50

For more than a decade, Mike Epps has been one of the top comics in the business. He started his comedic career by joining the Def Jam Comedy tour in 1995. Recently, he completed a feature film “Sparkle” with Whitney Houston. Epps has also appeared in other movies such as “The Hangover” and “Jumping the Broom.” Be sure to check out this veteran comedian for an evening of laughs and fresh jokes at the 1st Mariner Arena.

Jim Breuer
Magooby’s Joke House
9603 Deereco Rd.
Timonium, Md. 21093
(410) 252-2727

Date: April 13 and 14 2012
Time: 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
Price: $25 – $35

With more than 20 years of experience in comedy, Breuer may be most well known for his four years on Saturday Night Live. He became a fan-favorite with his original character “Goat Boy.” Breuer is also known for his role in “Half Baked.” In addition to hosting a radio show, Breuer will be bringing his special brand of humor to the Magooby’s Joke house for a night of unforgettable laughs.

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood
Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric

110 W. Mt Royal Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 685-5086

Date: May 11, 2012
Time: 8p.m.
Prices: $48-$73

Most known for their hilarious improvisational stints on “Whose Line is it Anyway” with Drew Carey as the host. Mochrie and Sherwood have teamed up to bring their show on the road. You never know what you will get with this unpredictable duo. Get ready for an unscripted and unpredictable show when this act makes a stop in Baltimore.

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Gloria Dietz is a freelance writer and Baltimore native. She is somewhat of a local celebrity in her own right who has appeared on TV shows throughout the years. Pop culture is her thing, as well as style and bargain hunting. Her work can be found at

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