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‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ stars Colin and Brad improvise laughs at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 11

‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ stars Colin and Brad improvise laughs at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 11
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From a press release:

Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood will take to the stage with their uproarious live improv show, The Scared Scriptless Tour, coming to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, May 11 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $27.50, $37.50, and $47.50, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. and will be available through the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m.

Known by TV audiences for their work on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” on ABC, Colin and Brad improvise new material every night from audience suggestions and participation. “Interactive” in every sense of the word, Mochrie and Sherwood will take the audience on a comedic high-wire act… just like a live version of “Whose Line!” Get ready for a night of nonstop laughter for all ages!

Millions of fans are enjoying Colin Mochrie and guest star Brad Sherwood in the triumphant return of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” on The CW. The highly-rated series is more popular than ever and is now in its fourth season, which premiered in May 2016.

Scotland, that craggy, majestic, malt whiskeyed land, has spawned many myths besides the Loch Ness Monster. One such legend is Colin Mochrie (Hilaritycus smoothius). A migratory creature that left his birthplace for the Great White North (Canada), Mochrie learned his theatrical craft through repeated behavioral rituals at Studio 58 located in the mountain-nestled, sparkling jewel of the Northwest, Vancouver, British Columbia.

A hard-working, imaginative mammal, Mochrie used his chameleon-like skills to blend in with others of his ilk, never being noticed until noted anthropologists Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson discovered him at the Toronto Second City. Moving him to the Whose Line Is It Anyway Institute in historical and damp London, England, Patterson and Leveson slowly groomed Mochrie until he became an international sensation. Working with Drew Carey at the U.S-based institute of the same name only increased interest in the reclusive beast.

Now touring with the remora-like Brad Sherwood, the pair are constantly flying around the continent, bringing joy with their unashamed antics and bizarre behavior.

As a young hatchling, Brad Sherwood (Cranius gigantum), fled the ice plains of Chicago for the arid expanse of the Rocky Mountains, where he settled at the epicenter of art and coyote sculptures, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Weaned on green chiles and isolation, he became a savant of self-amusement.

Years later, he hopped a hobo train to the Pacific Ocean, where he searched for people willing to employ someone with an abnormally large skull. Eventually, Sherwood was plucked from the Venice Beach Freak Show by a band of improvising gypsies who passed him from troupe to troupe, until he was sold into servitude to some British choreographer/pirates. They, in turn, sold him to a British improv TV show, where he was hired to teach Canadians how to be funny.

Now, he is ward and caretaker of his least successful pupil, Colin Mochrie. Sherwood is given a stipend from the Canadian government to keep Mochrie from hurting himself or livestock. As part of Mochrie’s therapy, Sherwood tours with him in an improvised stage performance that helps creatively channel Mochrie’s delusions.

The evening at the Kirby Center will be presented by Geisinger.