Colin Mochrie was born in Scotland and has appeared on Whose Line Is It Anyway? in both the American and British versions of the show as a regular.
Strangely, he was rejected for the British version in 1989, but made the cut a few months later when auditioning for the L.A. version of the show.
He would go on to spend more than a decade of his life appearing on both versions. He's been responsible for some of the greatest and funniest moments ever seen on TV in an improv show. Let's take a look at his best moments; those that prove he was the undisputed king of improv.
1. Baby Name Honesty
Colin's trademark on the show is his dejected look whilst being abused by the audience and host (good-naturedly, of course) so this must have seemed completely natural.
2. We Tend To Agree
A vasectomy can be given without any kind of invasive surgery nowadays, but we still figure that we'd prefer not to have one during an earthquake.
3. Double Entendres Are A Big Deal
The best part of the show is that a word can have two meanings and when played well, both meanings are funny. This is two jokes for the price of one.
4. He Can Be Very Punny
We love this. We don't think it's disrespectful to those with faith, it plays on the surreal nature of a verbal misunderstanding. Great stuff.
5. Yup, You Can't Argue With Him Here
This is funny because we're not on a submarine. If we were, this would be both funny and absolutely terrifying at the same time.
6. Picking On A Previous President
This may be the cleverest political line in history. George W. Bush was regularly derided (wrongly, we think) for his lack of intellect, and this plays to that feeling.
7. His Hair (Or Lack Of It) Is An "In" Joke
You have to have thick skin when you do improv generated on audience themes. This is one of the rare times when the audience got the better of Colin.
8. But Bald Can Strike Back
When your baldness is a regular joke, you can always play it as a strength rather than as a weakness, which is what Colin does here.
9. The Illusion Of Hair
Colin's clearly never going to give up on the hair jokes, and here we find him dreaming of lustrous locks to the amusement of all.
10. Clear Misunderstandings
In general, Whose Line is it Anyway? walks a fine line without ever descending into rudeness, and this was a brilliant moment which perched Colin exactly in the center of that line.
11. The Raptor Impressions Kept The Audience Rapt
There may be no one on earth who does a better velociraptor impression than Colin. That is, assuming that Jurassic Park got velociraptors right in the first place.
12. Turning A Joke On Its Head
This is extremely clever and one of the moments that Colin's genius really shines forth. It's an old joke, but one turned completely on its head. Brilliant material.
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