Big Night Out: Improv Cincinnati Sees “Whose Live Anyway?”

As improv performers and instructors, it’s a treat when we get to be the audience. We had the pleasure of doing that when we went to see “Whose Live Anyway?” at the Taft Theatre on April 19.

You probably remember the popular TV show, “Whose Line Is it Anyway?” which helped bring the concept of improv comedy to thousands of American families. “Whose Live Anyway?” was essentially the same setup of short-form improv and games, with a heaping serving of blue humor.

While we were sad to miss Ryan Stiles, we were thrilled to that legendary “Kids In The Hall” co-founder and sketch comedy icon Dave Foley was in the house. Also included in the lineup were long-time “Whose Live” cast members, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, Joel Murray (We got to meet him!), and musical director, Bob Derkach.

The night started with a crowd favorite, Freeze Tag. To our surprise, during the course of the show, they brought multiple audience members onstage. While none of our crew had the pleasure, it was fun to watch Jeff B. Davis serenade a Smucker’s employee and to watch the whole cast reenact one couple’s first date to Red Robin. The night ended with everyone’s favorite subject: taxes. Greg Proops and Jeff B. Davis improvised a hysterical 80s break-up ballad entitled, “Penal Code 192.”

We were so glad to run into so many of our students at the event. We hope you continue to enjoy improv every chance you get. We’ll see you at the next one!

 waiting for the show to start. Left to right: Kurt Lindemann, Colette Lindemann, Daniel Zimmer, Delmar Davis, Sean Dillon, Sydney Vollmer, and Colin Thornton

waiting for the show to start. Left to right: Kurt Lindemann, Colette Lindemann, Daniel Zimmer, Delmar Davis, Sean Dillon, Sydney Vollmer, and Colin Thornton

 some of the ic team met Joel Murray at  Crowley’s  in Mt. Adams. Left to right: Colin Thornton, Sydney Vollmer, Joel Murray, and Sean Dillon

some of the ic team met Joel Murray at Crowley’s in Mt. Adams. Left to right: Colin Thornton, Sydney Vollmer, Joel Murray, and Sean Dillon