The Spy Who Called Bingo
Yeah, baby! Austin Powers – or, rather, someone who looks remarkably like him – will be the groovy caller for The University of Findlay’s Celebrity B.I.N.G.O. Night on Saturday, Jan. 10 in the Alumni Memorial Union’s multipurpose room.
The 8 p.m. event, which is open to the public, will cost $5 for community members; there are no discounts for children. Faculty, staff and students showing their valid I.D. will enter free.
Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. for family-friendly fun, minus Dr. Evil. There will be chances to win prizes and snacks will be provided.
Greg M. Thompson will play the “international man of mystery.” Raised on a North Carolina farm, Thompson caught the acting bug as a child. He honed his improvisational and comedic skills as master of ceremonies and show manager for Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in Florida and South Carolina. He also gained experience as an associate producer for an AIDS benefit show and as a Universal Studios Florida entertainer.
A special events entertainment company he founded, The Vagabond Troupe, fostered his Austin Powers impersonation efforts. He also planned Orlando, Florida’s fist impersonator’s convention, the Annual Sunburst Conference of Professional Celebrity Impersonators, which is now heading into its 13th year and is now recognized as an international conference.
Thompson also portrays Captain Jack Sparrow, Buddy Holly, Santa Claus (good and bad) and Andy Warhol; is a licensed talent agent in Florida, and produces shows and stars in his own creation, “The Sweeney Family Band,” a country comedy show.
Celebrity B.I.N.G.O. Night is being presented by the University’s Campus Program Board, a student-led group that strives to bring high-quality, diverse entertainment to campus. Call 419-434-4606 for more information.