Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a young man named Pete grew up big boned and tall. He had a penchant (which is completely different from a pendant, please do not get them confused) for "acting out" in the classroom. While he played well with others and got a smiley face in class participation, there were times that his chosen subjects were less than popular with the teachers. The concept of "Hey, teachers, leave them kids alone" was not embraced in Pete's time, so he moved on to improvisational comedy.
Pete's first foray into improv was in 1989. Gathered together with several friends from church, someone from a local college offered to teach a few basic improv games to the group as a mixer or icebreaker. Things took off from there, and in 1992(ish), Pete and two friends founded CPR Improv comedy. Over the next 12 years, CPR performed their brand of personality based improvisational comedy for thousands of people, all over the country, and even sometimes in Canada. The first time that Pete performed with The Panic Squad was in 2005, and he hasn't been asked to leave yet, and if he has, he hasn't understood the concept, and is still performing with The Panic Squad, and they all lived happily ever after!
Pete is another one of those guys that you just can't help but love. While he often plays the "dumb guy" on stage, he knows his way around comedy and is one of the smartest dumb-guys we've ever met.