Vancouver TheatreSports presents Up Close and Personal with Colin Mochrie – October 4, 2014
Prepare to be dazzled, delighted and, ultimately, convulsed when Colin Mochrie, Canada’s best-known improviser, teams up with Vancouver TheatreSports™ League (VTSL) players for two spirited shows on Saturday, October 4. Proceeds from “Up Close and Personal with Colin Mochrie and Guests” will support VTSL’s community programming, along with The Improv Comedy Institute, the brand new educational division of Vancouver TheatreSports™, opening in October.
“I love getting back to VTSL,” said the Toronto-based Mochrie, who worked with the troupe from 1980-1986. “It reminds me why I love to improvise. Besides the fact that I can’t get acting work.”
“Up Close and Personal with Colin Mochrie and Guests” will take place at Performance Works on Granville Island, an intimate space perfect for getting “Up Close” to the improvisers. Each show will feature improvised sketches and TheatreSports games based on audience suggestions to spur the comedic action.
In the field of improv, Mochrie is the crème de la crème. An alumnus of Toronto’s Second City comedy troupe, he parlayed his prodigious talent into a nine-year gig on the British TV improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway, followed by six years on the American version, which was hosted by Drew Carey and is currently being rebooted.
From 2001-2003, he was a cast member on the CBC-TV show This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Mochrie also produced, directed and starred in the CBC-TV series Getting Along Famously, with his wife, Debra McGrath. The author of the book Colin Mochrie: Not Quite the Classics is currently on a popular North American improv tour with his former Whose Line Is It Anyway cast-mate, Brad Sherwood.
This no-holds-barred genius has described the role of improv comedians simply.
“We want to be funny. We want to make people laugh… We’ll do whatever it takes.”
What could go wrong?
Up Close and Personal with Colin Mochrie and Guests
Saturday, October 4
7:30 pm and 9:30 pm
Performance Works (1218 Cartwright St. Granville Island)
Tickets go on sale Friday, August 29 at vtsl.com.
Tickets are priced at $50 and $65.