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I was having coffee with a friend when Colin Mochrie called me. I excused myself, said something about having to do an interview, and stepped out to answer the phone. When I came back, she asked, “Who were you talking to?” “Colin Mochrie,” I said. “He’s from ‘Whose Line Is –” “YOU WERE?” she said, cutting me off before I could get out the full name of the ABC tele…

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TORONTO — I sat on a black plastic chair in a small, gray-carpeted rehearsal room. Two of my classmates sat to my right. Four were in front of me, and one was outside the door. “OK, suggestions?” our teacher prompted the group facing us, who were serving as an audience for the performance that was about to happen. Someone looked at me and said, “Be Madonna!” I nodded…

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Colin Mochrie has made a career of making it up as he goes along – literally. An accomplished comedic improviser who’s worked with the famed Second City troupe in Toronto and featured on the ABC show “Who’s Line is it Anyway?”, Mochrie talked up the mantra of improv, “Yes, and …,” during a recent phone interview. “Yes, and …” allows improv performers to suggest a scenario…

Comedy

Colin Mochrie has made a career of making it up as he goes along – literally. An accomplished comedic improviser who’s worked with the famed Second City troupe in Toronto and featured on the ABC show “Who’s Line is it Anyway?”, Mochrie talked up the mantra of improv, “Yes, and …,” during a recent phone interview. “Yes, and …” allows improv performers to suggest a scenario…

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Heath Cottengim was feeling the improv pressure on Friday night. A moment earlier, Colin Mochrie had looked at him and said, “You, thanks for volunteering. Come up here.” Come up here. At a comedy show – especially an improv comedy show, like this one starring Mochrie and Brad Sherwood – those are either the coolest or creepiest words you can hear. Obediently, Cottengi…

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You’ve got your choice of laughs on Friday night when two comedy tours hit town: Improv comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” fame hit the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, while veteran stand-up comic Brian Regan brings his show to the Seneca Niagara Casino Events Center, Niagara Falls. At a glance, the choices may seem distinct…

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Here’s a solution for the relationship-deprived or brokenhearted: Want to find a buddy or a beau who’ll always agree with you? Someone who’ll listen to you closely, accept your every idea, and respond positively to everything you say? You could get a dog. Or you could pal around with an improvisational comedian. Because improvisers like Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, w…