One of my all-time favorite shows is “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” so when I saw that a particular duo was coming to perform in Los Angeles, I had to jump at the chance!
A show that has always been a staple in my household is “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” We would watch the older seasons live, find bloopers and compilations online to binge on, and we always cackle along to the newest episodes on the CW (cackle is the right word, just ask my mom). When my family last visited Las Vegas, we watched Wayne Brady perform, and in March, my dad and I attended a live taping of the show (funniest 5 hours of my life–yes, 5 hours). During my freshman year of college (I think it was freshman year, but it may have been sophomore year), Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of Whose Line fame came and performed at my school’s Performing Arts Center (the PAC, as we lovingly call it). I remember going with a few friends and nearly peeing in my pants, it was so hilarious. So when I saw a Groupon for “An Evening with Colin and Brad” in LA, I knew roping my dad into coming with me wouldn’t be too difficult.
We arrived at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills and picked up our tickets at the box office before heading to dinner. A quick scan on Yelp revealed a sushi restaurant just a few blocks away called “Boss Sushi,” which was actually very tasty! I was not very hungry, so I just opted for a California Roll and we shared some crispy rice with spicy tuna (which came deconstructed–very unique and delicious!). We ate and chatted while waiting for the show to start.
We headed back to the theater and went to our seats. When I purchased the tickets through Groupon, it had said we would be up in the balcony. Since we weren’t paying as much money as other patrons, I figured that this was fair. But upon showing our tickets to the usher, she showed us right to the 5th row! Amazing! We were so close that we could actually see the wrinkles on their faces.
The show was totally hilarious. They made it a point to say that every single show they do is different, as they take audience suggestions for every skit. While I had seen some of the games they played before, either from the performance I saw years ago or from Whose Line, the content was completely different and had me cracking up all the way through. My cheeks hurt from smiling and laughing so much.
My only complaint was that the show started at 8pm, which meant it wasn’t over until around 10:30, and both my dad and I were exhausted. But other than that, it was a really fun experience and a great show.
So if you find that Colin and Brad are coming to your town, I highly recommend you check their show out! It was so nice to have this experience with my dad, and I would definitely see this show again!
-Girl in Los Angeles 🙂