If an evening of improv comedy is a great way to end a day-long meeting, then interactive improv is an outstanding, even better way. Tired of seeing yourself or your CEO up there on stage? Don’t worry. Just let Colin Mochrie and his wife Deb McGrath handle the show. Their corporate performances are quick-witted, tour de forces that audiences can never seem to get enough of.
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 was named 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.
Deb McGrath honed her comedy skills at the famed Second City in Toronto where she met her husband Mochrie. Her work of late has included Little Mosque on the Prairie, Single White Spenny, and The Ron James Show. McGrath created, co-wrote, produced and starred in CBC’s Getting Along Famously with Mochrie. Together they have also played a husband and wife in Love Letters, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, and Living in my Car.