April 22, 2005

Barely breathing...

...but for a good reason. I just got back from seeing An Evening with Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood with April and it was so freaking hysterical that I'm still trying to catch my breath from laughing so much. If they're coming to your town and you like improv comedy, you shouldn't miss it.

I think April is going to do a post about it, so I won't go into detail but it was over two hours of absolute crack-your-ass-up comedy that is an expanded, slightly naughtier version of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" that uses people from the audience and their suggestions. This article has an interview with Brad that gives you a pretty good idea of what it's about. Check out the next-to-last question -- they actually did that tonight and it was a riot, even as you winced in sympathetic pain.

This is the second...or is it the third?...time we've seen Brad Sherwood doing this kind of show and, while Colin is good, Brad is amazing. His ability to be topical and local and utterly clever is so engaging that you're made to feel so a part of the show even if you don't get up on stage, which I actually did do one time and it was quite an experience. Seeing them in a smaller venue than the one we were in tonight is a lot better, but no matter how big the audience, it's worth the price of admission.