‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ cast improvises live at Scranton Cultural Center on April 29
From a press release:
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?” in the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Theatre at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Friday, April 29.
“Whose Live Anyway?” is 90 minutes of funny improvisational comedy and songs, all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, Ryan Stiles, and Joel Murray leave crowds gasping with witty scenes they invent before their eyes. Audience participation is key to the show, so attendees are encouraged to bring their suggestions, and some might be asked to join the cast onstage.
This particular style of improv comedy is rife with countless gags, one-liners, hilarious games, and even songs so good it’s hard to believe they were made up on the spot. The teamwork and trust that it takes to perform a show with no script is apparent, but when the best of the best do it, they do it effortlessly. They build entire scenes, characters, and storylines right before everyone’s eyes as they take them on a white-knuckle ride through endless chuckles.
Ryan Stiles’ television credits include roles on “The Drew Carey Show” and “Two and a Half Men,” while Greg Proops has lent his vocal talents to animated characters in “Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” and “Brother Bear.” However, both got their start as comedians and are excited to return to their funny-bone-tickling roots.
Jeff B. Davis is also a highly experienced improv comedian and starred in the cult classic cartoon series “Harmonquest.” He has also starred in “Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show” and “Improv-a-Ganza” while gaining fame for his spot-on impressions of Christopher Walken, Keanu Reeves, and Jeff Goldblum.
Joel Murray is the youngest of the nine Murray brothers, including Bill Murray, but has become a star in his own right. Though he has over 250 sitcom appearances, he is best known for his recurring roles like Freddy Rumsen on “Mad Men” and Eddie Jackson on “Shameless.” He has also appeared in “One Crazy Summer,” “The Artist,” “Scrooged,” and Bobcat Goldthwait’s “God Bless America.”
“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.
“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, and masks are required for all patrons, regardless of vaccination status.
Tickets, which range from $46-56, can be purchased at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton), online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling 570-344-1111. For additional information and a full schedule of events, visit scrantonculturalcenter.org.