Show Scheduled 7 p.m. Sunday, March 9
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Aug. 26, 2013) – Following the enormous success of ABC’s Whose Line Is It Anyway? Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, two stars of the Emmy® nominated series, will present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy Sunday, March 9 at 7 p.m.
Tickets start at $29.50 and go on sale Friday, Sept. 6 at noon.
Using their quick wit, Mochrie and Sherwood take contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes. Throughout the evening, the show becomes truly interactive as audience members are called to the stage to participate in the fun.
Due to the overwhelming response of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, both Mochrie and Sherwood can be seen performing more than 15 times a week on Comedy Central and ABC Family. Their DVD, Two Man Group: Live and Dangerous Comedy, was released in March 2011. Currently, they can be seen in prime time on the new improv sketch comedy show, Drew Carey’s Improv-a-Ganza, on the Game Show Network.
Colin Mochrie began his improv career when first introduced by a friend to Ryan Stiles and the two teamed up. Shortly after doing Expo ’86, Colin moved to Toronto and auditioned for Second City, the famous North American comedy theater, where Stiles worked. Mochrie worked at Second City for three years.
Mochrie’s first appearance on the British version of Whose Line is it Anyway? was in 1991. His role on the American Whose Line got off to a rocky start when ABC wanted to drop Mochrie; they thought he looked too old and was not hip enough. Thankfully those involved in the show held their ground and the fans agreed, making Mochrie a popular mainstay on the American Whose Line stage.
Lately Mochrie has been as busy as ever. He’s spent time touring with the Improv All Stars, and he continues to travel with An Evening with Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood regularly. He has also been busy appearing in commercials as the Nabisco Snack Fairy. He’s been heavily involved in independent and small movie projects and is involved in The Movie Co-op, a Canadian venture to help produce movies funded by and run by Canadian artists themselves.
Brad Sherwood is a regular cast member on ABC’s Whose Line Is It Anyway? and was a regular on the British version on Comedy Central as well. His credits include The Drew Carey Show, The Green Screen Show, more than 100 appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, numerous appearances on VH-1’s I Love The ’80s & ’90s and guest hosting Talk Soup.
Sherwood’s past credits include a season on LA Law, To Tell the Truth, The Newz and hosting The New Dating Game. He occasionally performs with Drew Carey and Ryan Stiles as a member of the Improv All-Stars and recently was the guest announcer on The Price is Right.
Tickets are $29.50, $35.50, $39.50 and $47.50 and may be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. Groups of 10 or more can save 10 percent. For information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727.892.5716.
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The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renown museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
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