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Have a laugh — and bring your grandma

Panic Squad, featuring Langley’s Dave Swan, is set to unleash chaos on the MEI Theatre, Sept. 30. - submitted photo
Panic Squad, featuring Langley’s Dave Swan, is set to unleash chaos on the MEI Theatre, Sept. 30.
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Gallery 7 Theatre, Abbotsford’s only full-time theatre company, will host Panic Squad & Friends for a one-of-a-kind, not-to-be seen-anywhere-else-in-Canada, performance that will have audiences laughing all evening long.

Panic Squad, an internationally touring comedy improv team based out of the Pacific Northwest — featuring (among others) Langley’s Dave Swan —  is helping Gallery 7 Theatre kick off their brand-new, 21st theatre season on Friday, Sept. 30 with an evening of zany fun that friends, family and even your grandma, can enjoy.

“Audiences are in for a great evening of side-splitting comedy,” said Ken Hildebrandt, Gallery 7 Theatre’s Artistic Director.

“The Panic Squad delivers an evening of super-clean, super-funny comedy the entire family can enjoy — comedy even your grandmother won’t blush at.”

With wit faster than a speeding bullet and able to dodge dirty humour in a single bound, the Panic Squad specializes in clean comedy without sacrificing the funny.

The Panic Squad performs improvised comedy — spontaneous humour that is crafted around audience participation. It’s just like television’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” but totally clean.

At the helm of the team is Andrew Bright, a resident of Lynden, Wash. For the Gallery 7 performance, he will be joined by Dann Warick, also of Lynden, Dave Swan of Langley, Mike Deboer of Vancouver,  Frank Nickel of Richmond, and John Voth.

The 90-minute  show runs one night only on Friday, Sept.  30 at 7:30 p.m. at the MEI Theatre, 4081 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Tickets are $18 adults, $16 seniors and students, $15 for groups of 10 or more and $10 for children (12 and under) and can be purchased through the House of James at 2743 Emerson St., Abbotsford or call 604-852-3701.

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