Hailed by many reviewers as the world's best at stand-up and improv troupe, cast members of the hit television show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” will bring a unique night of comedy, song-based ad-libbed routines and audience participation to Wilmington on May 9.


Hailed by many reviewers as the world's best at stand-up and improv troupe, cast members of the hit television show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” will bring a unique night of comedy, song-based ad-libbed routines and audience participation to Wilmington on May 9.

Starring Ryan Stiles ("The Drew Carey Show," "Two and a Half Men"), Greg Proops ("True Jackson, VP"), Chip Esten ("The Office," "New Adventures of Old Christine") and Jeff Davis ("Whose Line"), the show is sure to bring unpredictable hilarity to The Grand Opera House.

Originally called "A Night of Improv," "Whose Live" first appeared in 1999 when it sold out two shows in under three hours to very enthusiastic crowds at Vancouver, Canada's, Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Following its initial success, "Whose Line" executive producer and star Ryan Stiles expanded the number of appearances of the show to include many major cities in the western United States and Canada, where it has remained a consistent hit.

"Whose Live Anyway" is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song, all

IF YOU GO
"Whose Live Anyway"
7 p.m. Sunday, May 9
Grand Opera House
818 N. Market St., Wilm.
Tickets: $37-$57
ticketsatthegrand.org
800-37-GRAND

based on audience suggestions. And if you've ever seen the Emmy-nominated television show, you know the cast has an uncanny ability to conjur up incredible wit right before your eyes. Audiences are also routinely amazed by the incredible improvised song lyrics Esten and Davis come up with.

The show appeals to a wide demographic and has appeared at a wide-range of venues, from performing arts centers and college campuses to casinos and corporate and private parties.

Crowd participation is the key to the show, and who knows, your input might even land you on stage with the cast. "Whose Live Anyway" performs some of the games made famous on TV, plus some new ones masterminded by Stiles, the show's creator.