The good news first: Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, funny men from the TV show Whose line is it anyway?, are in town on Sunday. The bad news: you may not catch them live. Promoted as a corporate ‘by invitation only’ event, the sponsors are cagey about passes. Even the folks at the venue — Dublin at ITC Maurya — had little clarity, leave aside answering queries like, “how do we get in?”
So how do you get in: log on to spritzandmore.com/blackdog and enter a contest. The company line: Sorry, no passes; all invitations, all gone.
The show, Whose Line Is It Anyway? is a hugely popular improvisational comedy show about four performers who create characters, scenes and songs on the spot, many taken from theatre exercises.
Mochrie, the (bald, more popular of the two) Scottish-Canadian comic and Sherwood, American-actor and comedian, are currently on a five-city tour. They’ve already performed in Kolkata, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Today they’re in Mumbai and they land in New Delhi tomorrow.
The scramble on the Facebook group and chants to the tune of “anybody, please, tickets, I’ll do anything” has left more than a handful disgruntled.
One Saurabh Shingrup has written, on the duo’s fan page, “Why is the show invites only? I wish it was open for the public. Despite following whose line is it anyway for over 8 years, I come this close to seeing you guys perform in person (Mumbai) but still can’t! (Sic) Sad.”
Sherwood said on Facebook, “Kolkata show was a blast. The citizens yelled out almost nothing but BUTT-related suggestions... which played into our hands perfectly. Thanks.”
Now, whose line was that?