Continuing to thrive on the success of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, two stars of the Emmy nominated series, will visit Wilmington to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy. The performance is coming to the DuPont Theatre on Sunday, January 17th at 7:00 PM. Tickets are on sale Friday, October 23rd at 10am and can be purchased at the DuPont Theatre Box Office, by calling 800-338-0881, or online at DuPontTheatre.com. Tickets are $28.50, $38.50, & $48.50 plus service fees.
Using their quick wit, Mochrie and Sherwood take contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes. Throughout the evening, the show becomes truly interactive as audience members are called to the stage to participate in the fun. Due to the overwhelming response of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” both Mochrie and Sherwood can be seen performing over fifteen times a week on Comedy Central and ABC Family. Colin Mochrie began his improv career when he was first introduced to Ryan Stiles by a friend and the two teamed up. Shortly after doing Expo ’86, Colin moved to Toronto. There, he auditioned for The Second City (a famous North American comedy theater), where Stiles was working at the time. Mochrie worked in The Second City for three years.
Mochrie’s first appearance on “Whose Line is it Anyway?”, the British version, was in 1991. His role on the American “Whose Line” got off to a rocky start when ABC wanted to drop Mochrie because they thought the comedian looked too old and not hip enough. Thankfully those involved in the show held their ground, and ABC was smart enough to see that talent and creativity were more important than ‘hip’ and the fans agreed, making Mochrie a popular mainstay on the American “Whose Line” stage.
Lately Mochrie has been as busy as ever. He has been busy appearing in commercials as the Nabisco Snack Fairy, and has been heavily involved in independent and small movie projects including in ‘The Movie Co-op’, which is a Canadian venture to help produce great Canadian movies funded by and run by the artists themselves.
Brad Sherwood was a regular cast member on ABC’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and was a regular on the British version on Comedy Central as well. His credits include “The Drew Carey Show,” “The Green Screen Show,” over 100 appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,”, numerous appearances on VH-1’s “I Love The 80’s’ & 90’s,” and guest hosting “Talk Soup.”
Brad’s other past credits include a season on “LA Law,” “To Tell The Truth,” “The Newz,” and hosting “The New Dating Game.”