The Panic Squad brings its brand of comedy improv to Abbotsford on Friday, March 2.

The Panic Squad brings its brand of comedy improv to Abbotsford on Friday, March 2.

Gallery 7 Theatre presents Panic Squad improv group

Comedy show on Friday, March 2 in Abbotsford

Gallery 7 Theatre welcomes Panic Squad and Friends Comedy Improv to the stage of Matsqui Centennial Auditorium (32315 South Fraser Way) on Friday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.

If you have watched the hit TV show Whose Line is it Anyway?, you will know exactly what’s in store. However, there will be one distinctive difference – the comedy will be totally clean.

Using only suggestions provided by the audience, Panic Squad leaps into action, creating scenes out of thin air.

“The Panic Squad show is always a highlight of our season and an annual favourite,” said Ken Hildebrandt, Gallery 7 Theatre’s executive/artistic director.

“They never fail to bring on the funny. And because their brand of humour is clean humour, the whole family can enjoy the fun.”

Panic Squad combines exceptional comedic talent, a love for entertaining, and commitment to excellence to create a high-quality, professional show.

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, JCTV, CBS and more.

The Panic Squad also uses improv to teach key elements of communication, teamwork and leadership through their improv leadership workshop series.

Playing at the Gallery 7 Theatre show will be team lead Andrew Bright, who started the Panic Squad in 1996 while attending Trinity Western University.

In 2001, he went full-time with the team and has never looked back.

Joining Bright will be talented improvisers from across the Lower Mainland and western Washington, including Curtis den Otter, Cliff Prang and Dann Warick.

Tickets for the show are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors/students, and $15 for kids 12 and under. A rate of $20 each is available for groups of eight or more.

Tickets can be purchased online at gallery7theatre.com, at House of James (2743 Emerson St.) or by calling 604-852-3701 or 1-800-665-8828.