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Police Academy Funny Man Headlines Humane Society FundraiserSalem-News.com Staff
Michael Winslow, known for his signature role as Larvell Jones in the Police Academy series, and as the zany radar technician in Mel Brooks' Spaceballs. Fundraiser
(SALEM, Ore. ) - Applause for Paws is an annual night of comedy benefiting Willamette Humane Society, featuring the talents of voice impersonator and sound-effects king Michael Winslow and musical funny-man Michael Jenkins.
Applause for Paws takes place on Wednesday, at the Historic Grand Theatre, located at 191 High St NE in downtown Salem. Doors open at 6:30 and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25, general admission, and can be purchased online at whs4pets.org or at the door.
Come prepared for sidesplitting laughs and unpredictable sound effects from Michael Winslow, known for his signature role as Larvell Jones in the Police Academy series, and as the zany radar technician in Mel Brooks' Spaceballs. Whether it's a barking dog, a purring cat, a violin, or a distorted electric guitar, the sound is all coming from Michael Winslow's creative mouth!
Willamette Humane Society Development Coordinator Meredith Kuhl is excited for the energy the performers will bring to this year's event.
"Having grown up in the 80's, Michael Winslow is a legendary comedy figure for me, and I can't wait to relive the old material with his new flare in a live performance," said Kuhl.
In this vein of 80's nostalgia, Applause for Paws is sponsored in part by The Coin Jam Arcade & Grill, which will host the before and after party at its location at 439 Court St, just around the corner from the Grand Theatre downtown.
Applause for Paws is in its second year benefiting the dogs and cat at Salem's Willamette Humane Society.
The inaugural event welcomed regional comedy greats Dave Anderson, Dwight Slade, Stacey Hallal, and Susan Rice in 2013.
Source: Willamette Humane Society
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