Colin Mochrie and Debra McGrath

Colin Mochrie and Debra McGrath

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Toronto, Ontario

Canadian Actor | Writer | Producer And Improvisational Comedian | Dynamic Duo of Improv Comedy

Colin Mochrie, a comedy virtuoso, skyrocketed to international acclaim through his iconic appearances on both the British and American versions of the hit improv series "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" With over 25 years of acting experience, he is a distinguished alumnus of Toronto's legendary Second City, where comedy greats like Martin Short, John Candy, Gilda Radner, Mike Myers, and Dan Aykroyd honed their craft. Mochrie's comedic brilliance extends far beyond the improv stage, gracing numerous television shows and independent films, including "This Hour Has 22 Minutes," "Getting Along Famously," and "Gravy Train." He's also the author of "Not Quite the Classics," a clever reimagining of familiar literary works. Colin's exceptional contributions to comedy have garnered him prestigious accolades, including the Canadian Comedy Person of the Year, Writer's Guild of Canada award, and the Male Improviser of the Year Award from the Chicago Improv Festival. His legacy in the world of comedy is nothing short of legendary.
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COLIN MOCHRIE AND DEBRA MCGRATH BIOGRAPHY

Colin Mochrie’s journey to international acclaim was paved with his unforgettable appearances on both the British and American versions of the immensely popular improvisational series, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Born on November 30, 1957, Colin has established himself as a seasoned actor with over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry. He is a proud alumnus of Toronto’s legendary Second City, a renowned comedy institution that has nurtured the talents of luminaries such as Martin Short, John Candy, Gilda Radner, Mike Myers, and Dan Aykroyd.

Throughout his career, Colin Mochrie has graced a plethora of television shows and projects, leaving an indelible mark with his wit and humour. His diverse credits include appearances on “This Hour Has 22 Minutes,” “Getting Along Famously,” “Are You Smarter Than A Canadian 5th Grader,” “Living in Your Car,” “Men With Brooms,” “Death Comes to Town,” “The Ron James Show,” “Degrassi High,” and “She’s the Mayor.” Additionally, he ventured into independent cinema with roles in films such as “Young Triffie,” “Inconceivable,” “Surviving My Mother,” “Puck Hogs,” and “Gravy Train.”

Colin Mochrie’s creative talents extend beyond the screen, as he has authored “Not Quite the Classics,” a captivating book of stories that cleverly reimagines the narratives between the first and last lines of familiar literary classics.

Colin’s contributions to comedy and entertainment have been recognized and celebrated with numerous accolades. At the Canadian Comedy Awards, he was honoured as the Canadian Comedy Person of the Year. His outstanding work also earned him a Writer’s Guild of Canada award, the esteemed “Male Improviser of the Year Award” from the Chicago Improv Festival, and a Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series. In addition to these achievements, he received the Barbara Hamilton Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre and Advocacy from the Dora Mavor Moore Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Actra Awards.

Colin’s creative collaborator and fellow comedy luminary, Debra McGrath honed her comedic skills at Second City Toronto, mirroring his journey. Her portfolio boasts an impressive array of projects, including roles in “Little Mosque on the Prairie,” “Single White Spenny,” and “The Ron James Show.” A testament to their chemistry and talent, Debra co-created, co-wrote, produced, and starred alongside Colin in CBC’s “Getting Along Famously.” Together, they have portrayed a husband and wife in various productions, including “Love Letters,” “Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town,” and “Living in My Car.”

Colin Mochrie and Debra McGrath stand as icons of improvisational comedy, their combined brilliance captivating audiences and leaving a lasting legacy in the world of entertainment.

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Not Quite the Classics
Not Quite the Classics
Colin Mochrie, a man known worldwide for working without a script, tackles the classics in this surprising, delightful collection of stories. Borrowing from a well-known improv game, Mochrie takes the first and last lines from familiar classics and reimagines everything in between. With the same...

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CANADIAN COMEDY LEGEND COLIN MOCHRIE TO GUEST HOST ON 640 TORONTO

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“I get excited about new challenges. Toronto audiences have always been very supportive of me, which I’m sure will continue during my first attempt at hosting a radio show,” said Colin Mochrie. “Also excited at sitting for three hours straight.”
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‘Hyprov’ takes Colin Mochrie back to his early days as an improviser

Toronto Star

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Copy article link Save If you’re a fan of the long-running TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and its star Colin Mochrie, you’ll know the magic of comedy improvisation. On the show, four comedians, usually led by Seattle-born Vancouver resident Ryan Stiles, Georgia actor-singer Wayne Brady and Mochrie, perform in front of a TV audience without a safety net.
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Hypnotism and improv come together in show coming to Windsor and Chatham

CBC News

Improv comedy legend and Whose Line is it Anyway? star Colin Mochrie is coming to Windsor's Chrysler Theatre on Saturday with master hypnotist Asad Mecci for a show like no other. Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis is the name of their show. It ran for 70 shows off Broadway in New York City and has toured across all of North America — now the show will spend two weekends in Windsor and Chatham.
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Colin Mochrie comes to Windsor for hypnosis improv comedy show this weekend

CTV News

Canadian improv comedy legend will take the stage in Windsor this weekend for a show that can only be described as hypnotic. HYPROV will bring its national tour to the Chrysler Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 11, starring ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ mainstay Colin Mochrie and expert hypnotist Asad Mecci.
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Colin Mochrie talks about the difference between the British and American "Whose Line"
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Interview with Colin Mochrie and Deb McGrath in Weyburn
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