8:10pm – WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?

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A live extravaganza of the improvisational comedy show is coming to the Fringe this August!

Hosted by Clive Anderson, many of the original cast members reunite in this live incarnation of the legendary improvisational TV smash hit. The iconic Whose Line Is It Anyway?, devised by Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson, was one of the biggest (and, in some people’s opinions, the best) TV shows of the late 80’s and 90s, later repeating its success in America with new versions on ABC and the CW network.

Three years ago, producer Get Comedy staged the wildly successful, sell-out improv show What Does The Title Matter Anyway?, and now proudly presents Whose Line Is It Anyway? Live At The Fringe for the whole run.

The stellar line-up from the world of improv will come together for a full run of unpredictable and hilarious nostalgia.  Greg Proops, Josie Lawrence, Colin Mochrie, Stephen Frost, Richard Vranch and Mike McShane will perform on rotation, with other special guests to be announced.

No two shows will ever be the same! No points awarded will ever make any sense! Book now to avoid disappointment!

CLIVE ANDERSON

Award-winning and versatile presenter and comedy-writer, Clive won the British Comedy Award in 1991 and began his success during his 15-year law career with stand-up comedy and script writing before rising to fame as the host of Whose Line Is It Anyway? on radio and then television. He went on to front ten series of his own show, Clive Anderson Talks Back (Channel 4) and four series of Clive Anderson All Talk (BBC 1). His numerous TV appearances include Have I Got News For YouQIMock the Week and The Bubble. He currently hosts Loose Ends and Unreliable Evidence on Radio 4 and The Guessing Game on BBC Radio Scotland and he has hosted various live events from BAFTA to the Olivier Awards.

GREG PROOPS

Greg is a stand-up comic from San Francisco and is best known for his unpredictable appearances on both the UK and US versions of Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Channel 4 & CW). His popular podcast The Greg Proops Film Club covers old and new movies and is available on iTunes and he has interviewed various celebrities on his Smartest Man in the World Podcast.  He can currently be seen on the new season of @midnight (Comedy Central) and has lent his voice to the likes of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

COLIN MOCHRIE

A native of Scotland but Canadian-raised, Colin is an alumnus of Toronto’s famous Second City comedy troupe and is widely considered to be one of the leading improvisers in the world. After nine years as a regular on Channel 4’s Whose Line is it Anyway?, he became a regular on the American version hosted by Drew Carey (ABC) and then a new hit version of Whose Line is it Anyway? (CW Network). Other TV appearances include This Hour Has 22 Minutes (CBC) and Getting Along Famously (CBC), Trust Us With Your Life (ABC), Colin and Brad: Two Man Group CW Network)

JOSIE LAWRENCE

A member of The Comedy Store Players since 1986, Josie is one of the most renowned improv stars today. She was involved in all ten series of Channel 4’s Whose Line Is It Anyway?, appearing on the American version twice. She received the Dame Peggy Ashcroft Award for Best Actress at the Shakespeare’s Globe Awards for her performance in an RSC production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and other theatre credits include The Cherry Orchard, Much Ado About Nothing (Globe),  The King And I (West End) and Victoria Wood’s Acorn Antiques: The Musical. TV credits include EastEnders (BBC), Josie (Channel 4), Not With A Bang (ITV), QI and Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC).

TONY SLATTERY

Tony Slattery has had a prolific career as an actor, comedian, presenter and singer, but is probably best known for his comic improvisation work on Whose Line is it Anyway?
Having won a Scholarship to study Medieval and Modern Languages at Cambridge University, he met the aspiring Stephen Fry who invited him to join the renowned Cambridge Footlights. In 1984, they won the very first Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival for The Cellar Tapes, which also featured Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson, Penny Dwyer and Paul Shearer.
His extensive television career includes programmes such as Kingdom, Casualty, Coronation Street, Bad Girls, Life Begins, Red Dwarf, Cold Blood and Robin Hood. His film credits include Peter’s Friends, How to Get Ahead in Advertising, Up ‘n’ Under, The Crying Game and The Wedding Tackle.

MIKE McSHANE

Four-time 2017 Emmy nominated (inc. Best Actor) American actor, singer and improvisational comedian, Mike was an original regular contestant on Whose Line Is It Anyway? on Channel 4. Other TV credits include Seinfeld, Malcolm in the Middle and Doctor Who. He played Friar Tuck in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves alongside Kevin Costner, provided the voices for Tuck and Roll in Disney’s A Bug’s Life, and has starred in various Fringe productions over the years, including the highly acclaimed Talk Radio in 2006.

STEPHEN FROST

Best known for his work with The Comedy Store Players, Stephen’s TV credits include Lazarus and Dingwall (BBC), The Young Ones (BBC), Vanity Fair, Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Channel 4), Blackadder (BBC) and Poirot – The Labours of Hercules (ITV). He appeared in Twelve Angry Men with Bill Bailey on tour in Australia and New Zealand, and Bremner Bird and Fortune for Vera. Check out those eyebrows!

RICHARD VRANCH

Most famed for his piano skills on Channel 4’s Whose Line, Richard is now primarily a comedy improviser and is one of the principal performers in the Comedy Store Players. He works extensively with Paul Merton in Paul Merton’s Impro Chums and has also worked alongside Marcus Brigstock, Stephen Frost, Phill Jupitus, Ross Noble and Milton Jones.

and Kirsty Newton on Piano..

EXTRA SPECIAL FESTIVAL GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED.

SOME GOOD QUOTES?

★★★★★ “Improvisation at its best” SUNDAY EXPRESS

★★★★★“Joyfully funny” TIME OUT

★★★★★ “An absolute triumph” THE MIRROR

★★★★★ “Astonishing” BIG ISSUE

★★★★★ “How on top of their form these living improvisational legends most certainly are” PUBLIC REVIEWS

★★★★★ “Unpredictable, side-splitting nostalgia at its best” THE MUMBLE

★★★★ “There’s so much love in the room here” SUNDAY TIMES

★★★★ “Every bit as funny as the TV show and more exciting for being live” THE TIMES

★★★★ “Hits the funny bone in high style” THE TELEGRAPH

★★★★ “A top-class cast show” THE INDEPENDENT

★★★★ “A well-oiled machine” THE SCOTSMAN

★★★★ “It’s like watching improv’s equivalent of The Beatles getting back together” WHATS ON STAGE

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Clive, Colin, Ryan, Tony and Steve

 

Greg, Ryan, Josie and Mike

 

3rd August
Clive Anderson
Greg Proops
Mike McShane
Josie Lawrence
Phill Jupitus

4th August
Clive Anderson
Greg Proops
Mike McShane
Josie Lawrence
Cariad Lloyd

5th August
Clive Anderson
Greg Proops
Mike McShane
Josie Lawrence
Cariad Lloyd

6th August
Clive Anderson
Greg Proops
Mike McShane
Josie Lawrence
Phill Jupitus

7th August
Clive Anderson
Greg Proops
Mike McShane
Josie Lawrence
Phill Jupitus

8th August
Clive Anderson
Greg Proops
Mike McShane
Josie Lawrence
Phill Jupitus

9th August
Clive Anderson
Greg Proops
Mike McShane
Josie Lawrence
Phill Jupitus

10th August
Clive Anderson
Greg Proops
Mike McShane
Josie Lawrence
Pippa Evans

11th August
Clive Anderson
Greg Proops
Mike McShane
Phill Jupitus
Ruth Bratt

12th August
Clive Anderson
Greg Proops
Mike McShane
Phill Jupitus
Ruth Bratt

13th August
Clive Anderson
Greg Proops
Mike McShane
Phill Jupitus
Pippa Evans

14th August
NO SHOW

15th August
Clive Anderson
Greg Proops
Mike McShane
Stephen Frost
Dave Johns

16th August
Clive Anderson
Greg Proops
Mike McShane
Stephen Frost
Phill Jupitus

17th August
Clive Anderson
Colin Mochrie
Mike McShane
Stephen Frost
Richard Vranch

18th August
Clive Anderson
Colin Mochrie
Mike McShane
Stephen Frost
Richard Vranch

Clive Anderson
Colin Mochrie
Mike McShane
Stephen Frost
Richard Vranch

19th August
Clive Anderson
Colin Mochrie
Mike McShane
Stephen Frost
Richard Vranch

19th August – Matinee NOW ONSALE – 12.30pm

Clive Anderson
Colin Mochrie
Mike McShane
Stephen Frost
Richard Vranch

20th August – 8.10pm
Clive Anderson
Colin Mochrie
Mike McShane
Stephen Frost
Tony Slattery

20th August – Matinee TBA – 12.30pm

Clive Anderson
Colin Mochrie
Mike McShane
Stephen Frost
TBA

21st August
Clive Anderson
Colin Mochrie
Mike McShane
Stephen Frost
Tony Slattery

22nd August
Clive Anderson
Colin Mochrie
Mike McShane
Stephen Frost
Tony Slattery

23rd August
Clive Anderson
Colin Mochrie
Mike McShane
Stephen Frost
Tony Slattery

24th August
Clive Anderson
Colin Mochrie
Mike McShane
Josie Lawrence
Stephen Frost

25th August
Clive Anderson
Mike McShane
Josie Lawrence
Stephen Frost
Tony Slattery

25th August – Matinee TBA

26th August
Clive Anderson
Mike McShane
Josie Lawrence
Stephen Frost
Tony Slattery

26th August – Matinee TBA

27th August
Clive Anderson
Mike McShane
Josie Lawrence
Stephen Frost
Tony Slattery

27th August – Matinee TBA

For more information on Whose Line Is It Anyway? please contact

Bex Colwell: 07747 055227 / bexcolwell@yahoo.com

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