SimPhoney Improv set to make its debut

“We’re here to bring the funny to the Fraser Valley,” said Nancy Guitar, co-founder of the new improv group.

The Fraser Valley’s newest performing arts group – SimPhoney Improv – will make their comedy debut on Saturday night at Bozzini’s.

SimPhoney is five funny people who came together out of a love for improv and the desire to try something new.

“I am incredibly excited by the potential of SimPhoney Improv,” said David Hobson, co-founder of the group. “The performers have worked hard to learn how to perform in a completely different style than some are used to.”

Hobson is a professional speaker and a past member of the Chilliwack Players’ Guild where he performed in “Friends and Neighbours, “Office Hours”, “Alice in Wonderland” and “Witness for the Prosecution”, as well as several British Nights productions. He’s also trained with Vancouver Theatre Sports League Improv Comedy Company.

Michael Berger is an award-winning Toastmaster and performer with Secondary Characters Musical Theatre having recently performed in musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”.

Nancy Guitar is a stand-up comedian, actress, playwright and children’s book author. She has acted in a number of student films and has performed on stage in across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, in productions such as Penny-A-Line Promotions “Vagina Monologues” and “His/Her Retirement”.

Mary Erickson has previously appeared on stage in a Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as playing an extra in other plays. She has also voiced a number of radio commercials.

Shelley Haggard is an award-winning spoken word poet, author, and stage performer. She’s appeared in Funny Bones Productions “Moonlight on Magnolias” and Penny-A-Line Promotions “Vagina Monologues”.

“We’re here to bring the funny to the Fraser Valley,” said Guitar, co-founder of the group. “This diverse group of entertainers and comedians will be sure to put a smile on your face and bring a laugh to your belly.”

The Sept. 13 show at Bozzini’s upstairs lounge marks the group’s first public performance, which will be followed by a show at the Acoustic Emporium on October 3. Tickets for the show at Bozzini’s by calling 604-792-0744.

For more information or to book SimPhoney Improv, call David at 604-702-9850, via email to SimPhoneyImprov@gmail.com or Facebook at www.facebook.com/SPImprov.

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