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Comedian Kurt Braunohler turns to Baltimore for creative inspiration

Comedian Kurt Braunohler turns to Baltimore for creative inspiration

Kurt Braunohler didn’t spend much time living in Baltimore, but the city left an indelible mark.

As an English and philosophy double major at the Johns Hopkins University, Braunohler lived on Maryland Avenue, and, with his friends, started a punk organization and played basement shows with “a bunch of local bands, which I don’t think anybody remembers anymore,” he said with a laugh. Braunohler, who headlines Creative Alliance on Sunday, finds himself returning to that time as a source for new material.

“We were kind of fed up with, what we saw as 20-year-olds, as the laziness of the Washington, D.C., music scene, so we wanted to have a...

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