Stars from Who's Line is it Anyway come to Lakeside

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, stars of the Emmy-nominated TV show, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” return to Hoover Auditorium for a live performance at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, June 22.
Jun 18, 2013

The two comedians will entertain and provide interactive improvisation in a performance called “Two Man Group.”

Together, Mochrie and Sherwood make a dynamic duo with their sharp wit and innate reflex of performing on their feet. The duo's live show includes variations on many of the games showcased on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” which in turn largely derive from traditional improv games played by high school, college, semi-pro and professional improv players. Some of these sketches include “Sound FX” and “One Word Expert.” As Mochrie and Sherwood take caution to point out at the beginning of each show, the scenes that make up the act are entirely unscripted.

Want to go?

WHAT: Colin Mochrie and Brad Stherwood: Two Man Group
WHEN: 8:15 p.m., June 22
WHERE: Hoover Auditorium, 115 Third Street
COST: $19 for a gate pass 18 and older, $13.25 for children 12-17, 12 and under and 90 and up are free
INFO: call 419-798-4461

Throughout the evening, the show becomes truly interactive as audience members are called to the stage to participate in the fun. The performance will be amusing and appropriate for all ages, with extraordinary improvisational comedy that includes contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes – just like a live version of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”

“Whose Line Is It Anyway?” was an updated take on the popular British improvisational comedy show.

Mochrie and Sherwood both rose to prominence on the improv TV series as frequent players in its original incarnation on Britain's Channel 4 and then as star performers on the American version from 1998-2006.

Before making comedy history on the show, Mochrie starred in a variety of commercials, TV shows and movies. He was the recipient of the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Male Improviser in 2000 and the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Male Performance on the Canadian version of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” the following year.

Mochrie’s co-star, Sherwood, has also appeared on various TV sitcoms, including VH1’s “I Love the 70s, 80s and 90s.” He has also headlined in Las Vegas with Drew Carey as a member of the comedy show, “Improv All-Stars.”

Now the duo tours the country, performing at corporations, universities and theatres throughout the year. They have also released their “Two Man Group” show on DVD, claiming it to be a “live and dangerous comedy.”