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Here We Are In Spain create improv comedy on the spot at the Scranton Fringe Fest Oct. 2-3

Here We Are In Spain create improv comedy on the spot at the Scranton Fringe Fest Oct. 2-3
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From a press release:

Scranton improv comedy troupe Here We Are In Spain will take part in the first-ever Scranton Fringe Festival, performing at Tequila Mexican Bar & Grill (320 Penn Ave., Scranton) on Friday, Oct. 2 and Saturday, Oct. 3, starting at 11 p.m.

Anyone who walks into a Here We Are in Spain show never knows what to expect, especially the members of Here We Are in Spain. The improvisational comedy group’s entire show is made up of bits and gags that are created in the moment and fueled by suggestions from the audience. The show will also feature written sketches, created by the group, similar to “Saturday Night Live,” “Kids in the Hall,” and “Mr. Show.”

HWAIS has performed their show, which features the type of improv games similar to those made famous on the television show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” in venues such as the AfA Gallery, Scranton’s First Night, Gypsies Lounge at Mt. Airy Casino Resort, and Lebanon Valley College. The group has also performed on the Upright Citizen Brigade’s main stage in New York City several times during the Del Close Marathon.

Made up of members Britain Perry Giblin, Robert Klubeck, Patrick Martin, and Don McGlynn, the group met while taking classes at the now defunct Comedy Dojo located in the Scranton Cultural Center, studying under founder Chris Barnes, an alum of Chicago’s Second City, the birthplace of improv comedy.

The six broke out on their own in 2007 and formed Here We Are in Spain, becoming one of the premiere comedy acts in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Performing for many different people and many diverse groups over the last six years, they have never shied away from a suggestion or a challenge.

Tickets are $10 or $7 with a Fringe button and are available at the door or online via TicketLeap. The show is part of the Scranton Fringe Festival, a festival of performing arts offering more than 40 productions taking place in 12 venues across Scranton over four days, Oct. 1-4. For more information, visit

The group also performs the second Saturday of every month at AfA Gallery (514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton) at 8 p.m. Admission is $7.

To learn more about Here We Are In Spain and have a few laughs, listen to or watch Episode 16 of the NEPA Scene Podcast.