Thursday, November 18, 2010

Improv Thursday

    Tonight was my last improv class for the year and seeing as how I already gave you some insight into the worlds most popular improv show(Whose Line Is It Anyway?) I thought I would talk about Canada's most well known improviser. The man, the myth, the legend Colin Mochrie.

    Colin will be celebrating a birthday in about a week so in case he ever stumbles across this. Happy Birthday. Born November 30th, 1957 in Kilmarnok, Scotland, Colin 's family was moved to Montreal, Canada in 1964. His family would eventually end up in Vancouver in 1969 and that is where his future began to take shape.

   After dropping out of school Colin competed in theatre sports, which is where he met Ryan Stiles(now another very well known improviser & actor). Their friendship has held up throughout the years and it's no coincidence that their careers have crossed paths on more than a few occasions. 

   Colin then moved on to Second City Toronto before landing a lead role in what become the most watched Improv Franchise in television history with "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" in 1988.

  While best known for his work as an improviser Colin is also an accomplished writer, actor and producer. He is still high demand these days and keeps a busy schedule. You can follow him on twitter @colinmochrie or visit his website for more scheduling info.

  I guess technically, Colin is a Scot but to me he'll always be a Canadian and one of the reasons my fascination with Improv turned into love this fall...Thanks!

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