TV comics do it live

Improv comedy show comes to Victoria's McPherson Playhouse Feb. 17

Catch TV funnyman Ryan Stiles along with Greg Proops, Chip Esten and Jeff B. Davis Feb. 17 at the McPherson Playhouse for Whose Live Anyway?

 

 

Victoria, here’s your chance to be a part of the show. Whose Live Anyway? is a hugely successful improvised comedy show based entirely on audience suggestions, and it’s coming to the McPherson Playhouse for two shows only, Friday, Feb. 17. You may even be asked to join the all-star cast on stage. But don’t wait to get your tickets because both shows are almost sold-out (www.rmts.bc.ca. Tickets start at $49.50).

Whose Live Anyway? will have some of the same improv games you remember from the hit TV show Whose Line is it Anyway? and features comedians Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Chip Esten and Jeff B. Davis, along with musical director Bob Derkach. But don’t expect to just see a live version of  the popular television show.

“We haven’t got Drew (Carey) stopping the action and giving out points, so it’s a lot funnier,” says Stiles.

He also says that some of the games that were in the popular show don’t work on a large stage like the one at the McPherson, so they’ve added a few games that will allow them to take advantage of the extra space.

“It won’t just be four guys standing in a row. And because we have more time, we’re going to do some more scenic stuff, too,” says Stiles.

And you can expect to hear some new music. “Chip and Jeff are really great singers,” says Stiles.

The show will be an hour and a half with no intermission and the four comics will be on stage the whole time. While suggestive, Stiles says the subject matter is usually appropriate for a wide age range.

“We’re not swearing all over the place, we’re funnier than that.” M

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