Last night’s show was SO MUCH FUN. I can’t overstate it. My whole face hurt from laughing so hard. Nearly two hours of Whose Line Is It Anyway games, all improvised by Ryan Stiles and Greg Proops, who’ve been on the TV show FOREVER, Jeff Davis, who was vaguely familiar to us from later seasons of the show, and Joel Murray, who was a complete surprise to us. He’s funny? Yes, he is! (I mean, we know who he is, but we didn’t expect him to be up for improv.)
We had great seats in the fifth row – close enough to be able to see everything, just barely far enough away to be safe from being picked to go on stage. It was surreal being 20 feet away from these people we’ve seen on TV for years.
Also totally weird to remember (again – this is one of those facts I keep forgetting) that Joel Murray is Bill Murray’s youngest brother). He said something last night that was dead-on Bill Murray. And his impression of Dan Aykroyd was pretty good, too.
I’m not going to bother trying to tell you any of the funny things that happened because they won’t translate (and I suck at telling stories, as you all know). I wish you could have been there.
The show is still touring, but they’re going to CO and then CA only, so they’re a bit out of reach for most of you (and us – I’d see it again in a heartbeat). We’ll just have to content ourselves with YouTube.
It was so great. And weirdly, it continued the pattern of reliving the 90s in Eugene. I started watching the show in 1994, maybe 1995, after my academic team friends introduced me to it. (Yes, I know, super nerdy. To make it nerdier, it was at an academic team party, and we were playing games from the show.) It was on Comedy Central all the time. Seeing it live last night, with two of the comedians who were on it then, was oddly flashback-y. And totally awesome.