The Mississauga Living Arts Centre (LAC) is pleased to present the critically-acclaimed “Whose Live Anyway?” as its first show for the upcoming 2017-2018 theatre season.
Back by popular demand, “Whose Live Anyway?” is 90 minutes of improvised comedy and song performed by case members of the Emmy-nominated TV series, Whose Line Is It Anyway? The stage show gives comedy fans the opportunity to experience hilarious antics of the TV show in a live format.
“Whose Live Anyway?” features Executive Producer Ryan Stiles (Whose Line Is It Anyway?, The Drew Carey Show and Two and a Half Men), Greg Proops (Whose Line Is It Anyway? and The Smartest Man in the World), Jeff Davis (Whose Line Is It Anyway? and The Sarah Silverman Program), and Joel Murray (Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Mad Men and Dharma and Greg). Together they perform many of the hilarious games made famous on the TV series, along with some new games.
Audience participation is key to the stage show, so all those attending are encouraged to bring their suggestions for the performance, and may even be asked to join the comedians on stage.
“When we’re touring, all of the suggestions come from the audience, and we use the audience more as well,” said Stiles. “It’s a nice feeling. When you’re a stand-up, there’s kind of a make-me-laugh attitude when you walk onstage. In improv, because they’re suggesting what you do, they really want it to work, and it’s a much warmer feeling working out there. They’re with you from the start.” Adds Stiles, “The fact that I don’t have to write material, and can just go out be funny, is a big bonus for me.”
Under the leadership of musical director Bob Derkach, music is an important element in setting the mood for the show and as Stiles notes is “40, 50 percent of the show.” Stiles has known Derkach since the comedian’s early days with the Second City improv troupe in Toronto.
Whose Live Anyway will be on the Hammerson Hall stage of the LAC, 4141 Living Arts Dr., on Saturday, Sept 16, 8:00 pm. For tickets, plus details about other shows in the LAC’s 2017-2018 season line-up, visit www.livingartscentre.ca/theatre-performances