Theatre Performances - Whose Live Anyway?
Whose Live Anyway?
Showtime: Friday, September 20, 2019
Location: Hammerson Hall
Tickets: $55.00 and up (HST included, service fees extra)
Show suitable for: All Ages
The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present their improv tour: WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?
WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Audience participation is key to the show so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage! WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? showcases some of the improv games made famous on the long-running TV show as well as some exciting new ones, featuring musical direction by Bob Derkach. All ages welcome!
“If you are looking to have the greatest laugh of your life, you need to go see this show.”
– Buffalo Theatre Guide
“'Whose Live Anyway?' better than its TV counterpart” – South Bend Tribune
“Whose Live Anyway? is in such capable comedic hands, fans of the TV show are almost guaranteed to be laughing out loud”
– Daily Hive
Ryan Stiles began his comedy career as a teenager, performing stand-up routines at small comedy clubs near his home in Vancouver, British Columbia. At age 17, he dropped out of high school to pursue stand-up comedy full-time.
Stiles puts his hilarious improvisational skills to the test each week on the critically-acclaimed CW comedy series “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” He has starred in all three incarnations of “Whose Line,” first in the British version from 1989 to 1998; second in the American version hosted by Drew Carey from 1998 to 2006; as well as in the current version. In addition to his “Whose Line” series, Stiles also portrayed Lewis, the luckless janitor, on the hit sit-com “The Drew Carey Show” and recurred for several seasons as Dr. Herb Melnick on the popular series “Two and a Half Men.” His film work includes the spoof features “Hot Shots” and “Hot Shots, Part Deux” and the Academy Award nominated short film “Rainbow War.”
Greg Proops is a stand-up comic from San Francisco. He lives in Hollywood. It’s not that bad. Really.
The Proopdog is best known for his unpredictable appearances on Whose Line is it Anyway? in both the US and UK. Professor Proops has a hit Podcast called The Smartest Man in the World. He records it live in Australia, New Zealand, Montreal, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Austin, London, Paris aboard a ship in the Caribbean and somehow, Cleveland. Mr. Proops’ new book The Smartest Book in the World is based on his award-seeking podcast.
Greg has lent his voice to Hell and Back, Star Wars the Phantom Menace, The Nightmare Before Christmas and he really was Bob the Builder!
JEFF B. DAVIS
Jeff B. Davis is an actor and comedian, born and bred in Southern California. His career began at age four as ‘Linus’ in a terribly ill-advised, all-children production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at the Groundlings Theatre in Hollywood. At age nine he was cast as ‘Louis’ in Yul Brynner’s final production of The King and I, which toured nationally and closed on Broadway when Jeff was 11, after nearly 800 performances.
In high school Jeff began improvising with Los Angeles ComedySportz, where he learned the skills he’d later need as a frequent guest on the television show Whose Line is it, Anyway? Jeff has a long list of TV credits, including Steven Martin’s NBC comedy The Downer Channel, WB’s On the Spot, NBC’s Happy Family, the Sarah Silverman Show, Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show and Improvaganza, to name a few. When he’s not on stage, Jeff is in Hollywood trying to break George Clooney’s record of ‘most failed television pilots.’
Joel is a versatile writer/director/actor. The youngest of the nine Murrays, Joel is a veteran of over 250 sit-com episodes. He has been a series regular on the comedies Grand, Pacific Station, Love and War, Dharma and Greg and Still Standing. He has also recurred on the series Mike and Molly, My Boys and Two and a Half Men. On the dramatic side, Joel played Freddy Rumsen on AMC’s Mad Men as well as Eddie Jackson on Showtime’s Shameless.
He recently starred in Bobcat Goldthwait’s dark comedy, God Bless America and can be heard playing Don Carlton in the Pixar prequel, Monsters University. He was also in 2011’s Best Picture, The Artist. Joel has been in numerous films including One Crazy Summer, Scrooged, Long Gone, Hatchet, Lay the Favorite, Sophie and The Rising Sun, Mr. Pig, Bloodsucking Bastards, Lamb, and Seven Minutes.
Bob Derkach has been the Musical Director for Whose Live Anyway since its inception in 1999. He was the mainstage Musical Director for The Second City Theatre in Toronto, Edmonton, and Santa Monica from 1981-2006. In 2010 Bob was the Musical Director for the GSN television series Drew Carey’s Improvaganza, filmed live at the MGM Grand Hollywood Theatre in Las Vegas.
Bob continues to compose soundtrack for film, television, theatre and dance. His soundscape ‘The Winds of Mars’ opens Visions of Mars which is an extra-terrestrial DVD-ROM time-capsule greeting for future settlers of Mars, created by Carl Sagan, Jon Lomberg and The Planetary Society. It remains on deck NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander which successfully landed in the northern arctic region of Mars on May 25th, 2008.
Join us early and complete your Living Arts Centre experience with our Pre-Show Dinner Buffet at LIVE Restaurant! LIVE Restaurant offers you an enjoyable experience with great food and great ambience.
Doors open at 5:30pm
For reservations, please call 905-306-6116