It’s time to silence the skeptics.
On Saturday, Dec. 14, comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood will put their improvisational skills on display at the Divots DeVent Center in Norfolk.
“An Evening with Colin and Brad” is a two-man improv show that heavily relies on crowd interaction.
“Our show is completely made up on the spot,” Sherwood told the Daily News in a recent phone interview. “For anyone who is skeptical, we will prove that all of it is improvised. The audience is largely in control of what transpires because we listen to their suggestions and also have them come up on stage.”
Both Mochrie and Sherwood have a lot of experience to draw from, including their participation on the television program “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”
Originally hosted by Drew Carey, “Whose Line” is a spin-off of the British show of the same name. The first run in the U.S. ran for eight seasons and went off air in the mid-2000s.
“It was so much fun,” Sherwood said. “I think the best part about it was that it brought improv to the collective conscience. Most people weren’t aware of it before then.”
“Whose Line” was revived earlier this year when the CW Television Network made it part of its summer lineup. After successful ratings, the CW renewed the show for a full season, naming Aisha Tyler host.
“We’ll have more episodes coming in the near future,” Sherwood said. “When it comes to improv, the more you do, the better you’ll be. The key is listening. It’s all about taking what you’re given.”
Sherwood used a similar mentality when he took his comedic talent and turned it into a professional career.
“I’ve always liked making people laugh,” Sherwood said. “I enjoyed being funny, and I saw performing as the step that would take me past just being a funny guy.”