An Evening with Colin & Deb
Saturday, April 1st @ 7:30PM
All Seats $50
Join Colin Mochrie and Debra McGrath as they talk about their marriage, careers and Deb's shoes. From the beginning of their relationship (where Deb hired Colin at Second City), to their short lived stay in LA (during the Rodney King incident, OJ, earthquakes, bush fires and floods), to the present day where they have defied the predictions of guests at their wedding. Colin and Debra will talk about how they combined the pleasures of marriage with the pressures of Canadian show biz. With 28 years’ experience in marriage, over 80 years’ combined experience in entertainment and 1 year experience in Instagram, this will be fun and informative.
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. In 2013, Colin Mochrie was named Canadian Comedy Person of the Year at the Canadian Comedy Awards.
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 entire 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 airing on the CW Network. Launched in July of 2013 with 12 episodes, it has subsequently been renewed for a second season with an order of 24 more shows to air in 2014.
Colin 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. With his wife, Debra McGrath, he produced, wrote and starred in the CBC show Getting Along Famously.
A native of Scotland but life‐long resident of Canada, Colin has remarkably toured worldwide for the past ten years, with Whose Line castmate Brad Sherwood, performing a live improv show. An Evening with Colin and Brad, 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, will air soon on the CW Network. In 2012, ABC aired eight episodes of Trust Us With Your Life, produced by the makers of Whose Line and costarring Colin, Wayne Brady, and many of his former Whose Line cast members (but without Ryan Stiles). Fred Willard was host.
Colin has 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 was for Best Hollywood Appearance at the 2010 B‐Movie Awards (Jane White is Sick and Twisted). His first book of fiction, Not Quite the Classics, in which he uses the first and last lines of familiar classics as a launching and landing point and re‐imagines everything in between, was released by Viking, a publishing arm of Penguin Canada, in October 2013. The ebook version is currently available in the US at www.diversionbooks.com or www.amazon.com
Deb, a graduate from Ryerson theatre, honed her comedy skills at the famed Second City in Toronto where she met her husband Colin Mochrie. They moved to L.A. when she co-created a show called My Talk Show. Since then, Deb has done a myriad of TV, film, animation and ads. Her work of late has included, Little Mosque on the Prairie where she plays the Mayor, Single White Spenny, the voice of Winners, The Ron James Show. Deb was also nominated for an Actra Award for the movie Expecting and has been inducted into the Scarborough Walk of Fame, a proud moment for this former Scarborough girl.
Deb created, co-wrote, produced and starred in CBC’s Getting Along Famously with her husband Colin. Together they have also played a husband and wife in Love Letters and Sunshine sketches of a Little Town for CBC, and Living in my Car. Deb has just co-created a pilot called Filling the Gaps with Colin and her writing partner Barbara Radecki. Last year she and Barb were nominated as one of the 100 most influential bloggers in North America.