News From Terre Haute, Indiana

April 4, 2013

Comic bringing 26 pets to Effingham for show

News Release

EFFINGHAM, Ill. — Gregory Popovich and his Comedy Pet Theater is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. on April 12 at the Effingham Performance Center in Effingham, Ill.

The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of the unique physical comedy, juggling and balancing skills of Popovich and his 26 performing pets. The show has featured 14 cats, 12 dogs, 10 doves and six white mice, all animals that have been rescued from animal shelters in the U.S.

“One of the main messages of my show is to bring attention for animal shelters, and the many homeless pets and rescue efforts out there,” Popovich said. “Because all my pets in my shows have been rescued by animal shelters, I feel it’s my mission to ‘pay back’ animal shelters and try to help other pets if I have this opportunity.”

For more information about Popovich’s theater, visit

Tickets are $25 to $40 and may be purchased at, by phone at 800-745-3000, at Ticketmaster outlets or at the center’s box office.