In 1998 the hit television series “Whose Line is it Anyway?” premiered. This show brought improvisational comedy to a wider audience and introduced folks to the comedy of the original cast. The original series ended in 2007 but was recently revived and has continued to be part of the shared cultural experience.
They created a full 90 minutes of fun and games that were sure to keep the audience engaged and delighted.
One of the original cast members along with an old regular and two new friends has taken this very specific brand of comedy on the road to re-engage with live audiences. Thus “Whose Live Anyway?” was created. Greg Proops leads the charge with Ryan Stiles, Joel Murray, and Jeff B. Davis.
“Whose Line” thrives on audience participation and Proops made sure to remind us that everything they come up with comes from an audience suggestion so if we didn’t like the show it is our own fault. The really leaned into the culture of Bethesda, playfully poking fun at some very specific MoCo stereotypes. They also seemed surprised by how many government jobs and secretive jobs audience members have.
Much of their work is musical, so not only are they having to think on their feet to make us laugh, but also sing, and create lyrics, which might rhyme. The ensemble work that they must do is astounding to create an atmosphere on the stage of creativity. They created a full 90 minutes of fun and games that were sure to keep the audience engaged and delighted.
Running Time: 90 minutes.
“Whose Live Anyway?” performed at the Music Center at Strathmore. For more information click here.