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Family-friendly comedian bringing act to Niles

Published 8:45am Wednesday, April 7, 2010

By AARON MUELLER
Niles Daily Star

Family-friendly comedian Craig Tornquist will bring his act to Niles High School on Saturday, April 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The event is being put on by the Volunteer Center of Southwest Michigan to cap off its National Volunteer Week festivities.

Tornquist used to work for a non-profit organization in Benton Harbor called the LOFT (Learning Opportunities for Teens) and has since become a nationally recognized touring comedian. He was also the long-time emcee for the volunteer center’s volunteer luncheon.
“It’s going to be a fun night,” Adult and Family Volunteer Coordinator Deb Panozzo said. “He’s a really interesting guy and has a unique sense of humor. It will make for a nice night out for families. Bring anyone, and they won’t be disappointed. You’re going to laugh, cry and be moved.”

According to his Web site, Tornquist has performed more than 2,500 shows across the country.

He does celebrity impressions, novelty songs and audience participation routines.

Individual tickets are $5 or $20 for a family pack in advance and can be purchased at the Volunteer Center, 210 East Main St., Niles. Tickets are $8 at the door or $25 for a family. Special pricing is available for nonprofits.

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