Colin Mochrie is an alumnus of Toronto’s famous Second City comedy troupe and is widely considered to be one of the leading improvisers in the world.
After nine years as a regular on the British improvisation series, Whose 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 2011, the US cast was reunited in Vegas for Drew Carey’s Improv-aganza, a new series which aired for one season on GSN. A new hit version of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, featuring Colin, Wayne, Ryan and new host Aisha Tyler, is currently in its fourth season on the CW Network.
A native of Scotland but resident of Canada since childhood, Colin has remarkably toured worldwide for the past 12 years with Whose Line castmate Brad Sherwood, performing their live improv show, An Evening with Colin and Brad. It now has the distinction of being one of the longest running comedy tours in history. Their first live, taped special, Colin and Brad: Two Man Group aired recently on the CW Network. In 2007, Colin and Brad made headlines when they were joined on stage in Washington by the controversial Karl Rove for a rap song during the White House Radio and Televisions Correspondents Dinner.
Other selected film and television credits include two seasons as a cast member of CBC’s classic news spoof, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, producing, writing and starring (along with his wife, Debra McGrath), in their own CBC series, Getting Along Famously, Trust Us With Your Life for ABC, produced by the makers of Whose Line, and the award winning film, The Anniversary for which he was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. Colin has also garnered awards including a Writers Guild of Canada award (writing, 22 Minutes), three Canadian Comedy Awards (writing - 22 Minutes), “Pretty Funny Male” (Whose Line) and Canadian Comedy Person of the Year 2013, as well as a Gemini Award (Best Ensemble, 22 Minutes). In 2010, Colin received the ACTRA Toronto Award of Excellence. Perhaps his greatest award to date, however, was for “Best Hollywood Appearance” at the 2010 B-Movie Awards (Jane White is Sick and Twisted).