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Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood – Scared Scriptless Tour at Pepperdine

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood came to Pepperdine University on Friday, September 24 for a comedic stop on their Scared Scriptless Tour. The stars of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Mochrie and Sherwood presented an extraordinary evening of live improvisational comedy. The two mixed it up with original scenes, songs, and more based on audience participation. This hilarious duo has performed together for over a decade, as one of the longest-running comedy tours in history.

Colin Mochrie is an alumnus of Toronto's Second City troupe and is considered to be one of the leading improvisers in the world. After nine years as a regular on the British version of "Who's Line Is It Anyway?" he became a regular on the American version hosted by Drew Carey which ran for six years on ABC and three years on ABC Family. In 2001 the entire cast was reunited in Vegas for "Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza." Mochrie can currently be seen in the revival of "Who's Line Is It Anyway?" on the CW network. He also appears regularly in film and television and was notably a cast member of CBC's classic news spoof "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" for two seasons. As well, with his wife, Debra McGrath, he produced, wrote, and starred in the CBS show "Getting Along Famously."

Brad Sherwood is best known for his 13 seasons as a series regular on the American version of "Who's Line Is It Anyway?" on ABC and ABC Family. He currently appears in the revival of "Who's Line Is It Anyway?" on the CW network. Other credits include "The Drew Carey Show," "Talk Soup," "The Newz," "Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza," "This Vs.. That," "The Dating Game," "L.A. Law," "The Tonight Show," and "The Green Screen Show."

The show began with the dynamic duo pulling up eleven people from the audience to join in the fun. Mochrie and Sherwood narrated an original story with the participants interjecting their own unusual moments – gong-show style. The result was a mix of hilarity and originality – a night of nonstop laughter.

Next was a game where the audience created a "crime." Mochrie had to guess that he was "an accomplice to a shark attack in Rancho Cucamonga for a human taxidermist using a fork." The entire audience cheered him along the way as Sherwood presented clues until Mochrie figured the entire sentence out.

Finally, the duo sang a hilarious custom montage with all different kinds of music from Frank Sinatra to Eminem. Sherwood was especially creative with this as he rapped his improvisation for over 10 minutes!

For more information on seeing Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood on their Scared Scriptless Tour log onto www.colinandbradshow.com

Upcoming shows at the Center for the Arts include An Evening with GRAMMY-nominated JD Souther who has penned countless hits for the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Roy Orbison, James Taylor, Don Henley, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, and Brooks & Dunnon on Oct. 7, and Catapult, an America's Got Talent finalist, that features incredible dancers who work behind a screen to create shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us on Oct. 16.

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts is located at 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. For tickets for upcoming performances call (310) 506-4522 or log onto https://arts.pepperdine.edu

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