‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ cast improvises live at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on April 7
From a press release:
It was announced today that the current cast members of the Emmy-nominated television show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” will perform some hilarious improvised skits under the banner of “Whose Live Anyway?” at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sunday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets, which are $35 and $49.50, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at sandseventcenter.com, the Event Center box office (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem), ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000. A pre-sale for members of the venue’s Music Insiders Club will take place on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. through 10 p.m.
“Whose Line Is It Anyway?” is an improvisational comedy TV program based off the British show of the same name. Hosted by Drew Carey, it aired on ABC and ABC Family from Aug. 5, 1998 through Dec. 15, 2007. A revival of the show, hosted by Aisha Tyler, began airing on The CW on July 16, 2013.
The touring version “Whose Live Anyway?” is 90 minutes of improv comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, Dave Foley, and Joel Murray will leave people gasping with the witty scenes they invent right before their 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 are welcome to attend.
Greg Proops is a stand-up comic from San Francisco who is best known for his unpredictable appearances on “Whose Line?” Living in Hollywood, he has a hit podcast called “The Smartest Man in the World” and a book by the same name.
Proops has lent his voice to “Hell and Back,” “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” and he was the voice of “Bob the Builder.” He also had the honor of performing with Danny Elfman at the Hollywood Bowl in a live-to-film version of “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
A frequent guest on “@midnight” on Comedy Central, he records the “Greg Proops Film Club,” a popular podcast digging vintage movies, and hosted Ouch: The Slapstick Movie Festival on TCM.
Currently, he is working on new animated feature, “Duck, Duck, Goose,” and his latest comedy album, “The Resistance,” was released last year.
Jeff B. Davis is an actor and comedian born and bred in Southern California. His career began at age 4 as Linus in a terribly ill-advised, all-children production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at the Groundlings Theater in Hollywood. At age 9, he was cast as Louis in Yul Brynner’s final production of “The King and I,” which toured nationally and closed on Broadway when Davis was 11 after nearly 800 performances.
In high school, he began improvising with ComedySportz Los Angeles, where he learned the skills he’d later need as a frequent guest on “Whose Line Is It Anyway? Davis 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 Program,” “Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show,” and “Improvaganza,” to name a few. He spends many nights of the year performing live with “Whose Live Anyway?” to standing ovations all over North America and can be heard on the highly-acclaimed, deeply weird “Harmontown” podcast with NBC’s “Community” creator Dan Harmon.
Dave Foley is a Canadian actor, stand-up comedian, director, producer, and writer. He is known as a co-founder of the comedy group The Kids in the Hall, responsible for their eponymous sketch show and the feature-length film “Brain Candy.” He played Dave Nelson in the NBC sitcom “NewsRadio,” voiced Flik in Disney/Pixar film “A Bug’s Life,” and hosted the game show “Celebrity Poker Showdown.”
Joel Murray is a versatile writer, director, and actor, a veteran of over 250 sitcom 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, he played Freddy Rumsen on AMC’s “Mad Men” as well as Eddie Jackson on Showtime’s “Shameless.”
He starred in Bobcat Goldthwait’s dark comedy “God Bless America” and played Don Carlton in the Disney/Pixar prequel “Monsters University.” He was also in 2011 Best Picture “The Artist.” Murray 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,” “Seven Minutes,” and “The Last Word.”
He studied improvisation with Del Close, among others, was a founding member of Chicago’s Improv Olympic, and enjoyed five years at The Second City in Chicago. Murray has been doing theater since the fourth grade, performing with the Remains and Organic Theater companies in Chicago and still performing frequently at the iO West in Los Angeles.