Clive Anderson, longtime host of the original and classic Whose Line Is It Anyway, dialed us up for a conversation about his new Smithsonian Channel series Mystic Britain, where he will explore mysterious and legendary sites around the UK. We discussed Stonehenge, druid dudes, and whether or not he may have eaten an illegal ancient object.
It was fun to catch up with Greg Proops after a two-year absence. His book, “The Smartest Book in the World” is now out on paperback. We discussed the revolutionary changes made in the new edition, why it’s necessary comedians to have a distinct point of view, and translating the spoken word to the written page. Plus: insulting fellow comedian Dylan Brody and his most disliked interview questions.
Colin Mochrie is currently on tour with his “Whose Line Is It Anyway” colleague Brad Sherwood, and they’ll be at the Batavia Fine Arts Center on Friday night. We had a fun conversation about wacky morning radio shows, coming up with ideas for merchandise, and the fact that, yes, indeed, for the 1000th time, their show is 100 percent improvised.
Greg Proops called us up to talk about his new book “The Smartest Book in the World,” a spinoff of his “Smartest Man in the World” podcast. We talked about whether or not the book has become self-aware, why smart people like to write about baseball, and how he may (or may not) have achieved the all-time “points” record on Chris Hardwick’s “@ Midnight” (11 Central).
Greg will be at the Up! Comedy Club in Chicago for a podcast taping on May 13, and at North Central College in Naperville for a book signing on May 14. Details here.