Improv Comic, Star of Whose Line Is It, Anyway?
Colin Mochrie came to international prominence for his memorable appearances on on both the British and American versions of the top-rated improv series Whose Line Is It, Anyway? Mochrie is a 25-year acting veteran and an alumnus of Toronto's famous Second City, the comedy training ground of the likes of Martin Short, John Candy, Gilda Radner, Mike Myers, and Dan Ackroyd. The new version of Whose Line is now airing a second season on CW.
Mochrie has also appeared on This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Getting Along Famously, Are You Smarter Than A Canadian 5th Grader, Living in Your Car, Men With Brooms, Death Comes to Town, The Ron James Show, Degrassi High, and She’s the Mayor. Recently, Mochrie appeared in the independent films Young Triffie, Inconceivable, Surviving My Mother, Puck Hogs, and Gravy Train. He is the author of Not Quite the Classics, a book of stories that takes the first and last lines from familiar classics and reimagines everything in between.
Mochrie’s writing credits include Nightmare on Sussex Drive, When Bush Comes to Shove, and Just Say Non for the famed Second City in Toronto. He has also written articles for the magazines Razor and Nuvo, the latter garnering him an honourable mention in the Humour Category by the National Magazine Awards. He was named 2013 Canadian Comedy Person of the Year at the Canadian Comedy Awards, has won a Writer’s Guild of Canada award, the “Male Improviser of the Year Award” from the Chicago Improv Festival, and a Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series. He received the Barbara Hamilton Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre and Advocacy from the Dora Mavor Moore Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Actra Awards.
Not Quite the Classics
Colin Mochrie, a man known worldwide for working without a script, tackles the classics in this surprising, delightful collection of stories.
Borrowing from a well-known improv game, Mochrie takes the first and last lines from familiar classics and reimagines everything in between. With the same engaging humour he exhibits on stage, television, and film, he takes the reader in bizarre and hilarious new directions.
Imagine Herman Melville's Moby-Dick featuring a killer toupée. Imagine Sherlock Holmes doing stand-up and The Night Before Christmas with a time-travelling twist. This inspired collection is comical, quirky, and clever—classic Mochrie.
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