Those of you who are fans of the show Whose Line Is It Anyway? no doubt know who Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood are. The actors/comedians/improv artists go on tour and essentially, bring a two-man version of Whose Line to audiences across the country. Last night, they came to the Palace Theater in Waterbury. Jess and I went to dinner beforehand at the Bin 300 Restaurant in Wolcott. It was very good, and very expensive; I had Metropolis Chicken, and she had…something, with Pudding Cake for dessert. After that, it was show time!
This was actually our second time seeing the show–I think the first was back in 2005–and it was every bit as good as I remembered. As Colin said, “Those of you who think that we somehow had advance knowledge of stuff in Whose Line, raise your hand. *Some people raise their hands* You people are bastards.” Before every game/situation/etc, the two take suggestions from the audience and work them into the scene. And lest you think that these suggestions are somehow planted, consider that they used my suggestion of “K” in one of the games (The game was “Letter Replacement,” where any “S”es in any words they said had to be replaced with the letter suggested by the audience, in this case “K”.), and made it work really well. Essentially, picture Whose Line where the games are longer and, occasionally, more adult, and you have a pretty good idea of the show. Like Whose Line, the two make constant references to earlier suggestions, and also like Whose Line, sometimes things occasionally don’t go as planned (One example: “It’s almost like our stage manager didn’t tell you guys to not leave the stage until we were finished!”), which really makes the whole experience even better.
At any rate, if the show comes around to your area, definitely see it. It’s amazing to watch them work with the suggestions on the fly and pretty consistently get funny stuff out of them.