Andrew Bright (left) and Elijah Tadema are members of The Panic Squad, a comedy improv team that holds a show for Abbotsford’s Gallery 7 Theatre on April 22. (Photo: Panic Squad)

Andrew Bright (left) and Elijah Tadema are members of The Panic Squad, a comedy improv team that holds a show for Abbotsford’s Gallery 7 Theatre on April 22. (Photo: Panic Squad)

Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford presents Panic Squad and Friends

Improv show takes place Friday, April 22 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium

Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford presents the improv show Panic Squad and Friends on Friday, April 22.

The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium (32315 South Fraser Way) and can also be live-streamed.

The Panic Squad creates super-clean comedy scenes using only the suggestions given to them by the in-person audience. The team specializes in performing a high-quality show that is all-inclusive and non-offensive.

“The last couple of years have been incredibly challenging and it’s time to let loose some steam and have a good time together as a community,” says Ken Hildebrandt, Gallery 7 Theatre’s executive/artistic director.

“We’re thrilled to have The Panic Squad back on our stage to regale us with their improv antics. They always deliver a quality, family-friendly show and I have no doubt audiences will have a wonderful experience this time around as well.”

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For 20 years, The Panic Squad has performed across the United States and Canada for hundreds of churches, businesses, national conferences, and top Fortune 500 corporations. They have appeared on CBC, CTV, 100 Huntley Street, CBS and more.

Performing at this year’s event will be one of the team’s founders, Andrew Bright, as well as regular Panic Squad members Mike de Boer, Steven Krajnyak and John Voth. Joining the comedians will be Ryan Kniel, an improviser and improv league coordinator from the University of Victoria.

Tickets for the Abbotsford show range from $12 to $30 and are available at gallery7theatre.com.

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