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Two from WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYAY? and DOGS GONE WILD Come to the Pabst This Weekend
By Russ Bickerstaff
For ten years, England’s Channel Four presented an improv comedy show hosted by distinguished British funnyman Clive Anderson. At some point in the early ‘90’s, episodes of the Channel Four program—with the marginally witty title Whose Line Is It Anyway? aired in the states on the basic cable network Comedy Central—then in its infancy. The show had enough charm to interest ABC in doing...
To this day, there are viewers who don’t believe that the improvisational comedy show “Whose Line is It Anyway?” was actually improvised.
“In a certain sense, that’s really frustrating, because I think if people really realized we were making all those bits up...
Though the American remake of the British improv comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” went off the air years ago, two of its principal players still continue to tour behind its basic premise. For the fifth year in a row, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood are performing at the Pabst Theater this weekend, with an 8 p.m. performance tonight. Expect plenty of audience-participation games.