Over in Edgewood this weekend, Dad’s Garage Theatre House had a special two-night improv showing with world-famous comedian: Colin Mochrie.
Colin is best known for his role in the improv-comedy show: Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Colin has worked on both the U.K. and U.S. versions of the show and has won countless awards for his talents, including Best Male Performance-Television at the 2000 Canadian Comedy Awards.
A few of the ATL By Day Team attended the 8 P.M. show Friday night, which included President & Founder Zapp Flanagan, Outreach Coordinator Elsie Tito, and Head Content Writer Davi Gnomes.
We looked stunning.
The show began with the Gen. Co. of Dad’s Garage which included my loving Giant King. Colin made a small appearance for the first round game of “Freeze”. “Freeze” begins with two improvisers starting a scene inspired by the audience. At any point, one of the other improvisers can yell freeze and tag out another player. A new scene begins from that same position.
After Freeze ended, Colin exited the stage to await the second half. The remaining first half involved a series of hilarious short-form games such as: “Deathbox”, “One-Voice Interview” and “Sounds Like a Song”.
A short intermission concluded the first half and patrons eagerly awaited Colin’s return.
The second half introduced the Dad’s Ensemble, and of course Colin Mochrie. For this part of the show, a “Long Form” game took place which is when a suggestion from the audience inspires a variety of narrative scenes. This suggestion can be referenced throughout the story, and characters can be reoccurring as well.
For the Long Form, the suggestion of “blueberry” was taken which resulted in a sequence of “A Single Blueberry Pie”, “Blueberry Zip-Up Underwear”, and “A Dying Marriage on a Spiral Staircase”.
Colin also played the role of the Queen of England, where “she” gave each of the guards a few “cup checks” on her afternoon stroll.
All of these scenes had the audience roaring in their seats.
The show finished with a standing ovation and pure excitement for Colin’s next return to Dad’s.
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