Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood will never forget their lines. The veteran comics are known for their on-the-spot brilliance on the hit TV series Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and their combined credits include The Drew Carey Show, This Hour Has 22 Minutes and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. On Friday (March 11), they bring their live improv act to Roy Thomson Hall, ready to riff on whatever suggestions you shout out.
Your show's called An Evening With Colin Mochrie And Brad Sherwood. What other titles did you consider?
Colin Mochrie: Colin!; Colin And Friend; The Incredible Mochrie And Brad; and of course, The Drowsy Chaperone.
Brad Sherwood: Bare Naked Middle-Aged Men; An Evening With Anne Murray; Cool Dude & Baldy.
Rock stars often have special riders about green room requests. What's on your list?
Sherwood: Heat and running water.
Mochrie: That Brad not be in the green room.
It's five minutes before your show begins. What are you doing?
Mochrie: Deep breathing exercises, some light Pilates, 127 sit-ups and praying to Satan.
Sherwood: Pacing backstage, singing Pants On The Ground.
... and five minutes after your show's over?
Sherwood: I return to pacing and singing Pants On The Ground. Is that bad?
Mochrie: Giving Brad notes.
What happens if one of you is sick?
Mochrie: The other coasts and blames it on the sick one.
Sherwood: I take DayQuil. Colin prefers mint tea and a coffee enema.
Who'd you rather improvise with, Charlie Sheen or Mel Gibson?
Mochrie: Charlie. His entourage is more interesting.
Sherwood: Charlie. Mel is so "last year."
Which one of them would you rather have in the front row?
Mochrie: Mel, because I'd feel bad about not improvising with him.
Sherwood: Again, Charlie. Mel's always on his cellphone leaving loud voice mails.
If you joined the cast of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, what would you change?
Sherwood: The thickness of the safety wires.
Mochrie: I'd change the title to Spider-Man: Hey C'mon, How Bad Could It Be? ... or The Drowsy Chaperone.
Message to Oscar co-hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway?
Mochrie: Congrats on getting people to forget the Rob Lowe/Snow White Oscars.
Sherwood: Keep Billy Crystal on speed dial.