Punchline Comedy Presents - Whose Line Is It Anyway? - May 17th

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The Punchline Comedy Club’s hugely popular improvisational show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ is back again by popular demand! 

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For those unfamiliar with this unique concept, the TV series, Whose Line is it Anyway?remained a massive hit in the UK for over a decade and now enjoys the same success in the USA after Channel 4 sold the show to NBC.  According to The Times, this show with its new cast is “Pure talent, better than the TV show!” The five renowned comedic alchemists promise to hit comedy gold by taking scenarios, genres, phrases and props suggested by the audience and turning them into a hilarious array of sketches, songs, comic dramas and more.

 

Stephen Frost’s list of accolades include starring in several episodes of the iconic historical sitcom Blackadder, as well as playing a regular role in cult student comedyThe Young Ones, is the most recognisable performer on this tour. Trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Frost is well known on the comedy circuit for his work with The Comedy Store Players and his appearances on Whose Line Is It Anyway.

 

Niall Ashdown Improvises comedy onstage with the Comedy Store Players, Paul Merton’s Impro Chums, Impropera and with Ross Noble. He’s done quite a bit of acting, too - Little Match Girl and Other Happier Tales at Shakespeare’s Globe, Kneehigh’s Tristan and Yseult in the UK and the USA, The Secret Keeper, Annie Get Your Gun and Public Enemy at the Young Vic, Lifegame, The Patriotic Traitor, Never Try This At Home and Accidental Death of an Anarchist. ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Dark Angel, Outnumbered, Chambers and Parents. He writes stuff too: Hungarian Birdsong and Tunnel Vision for BBC Radio 4; two series of Losers for BBC Radio 4; three series of Confessions for BBC1; a weekly Robbo column BBC Sport Online website; Barking for Channel 4. Oh, and poetry and prose for BBC Radio 3’s The Verb and Nightwaves. And songs, too, often when uncalled for.  

 

Andy Smart has been a featured member of The Comedy Store Players since 1995, arriving there from a round-about passage via street entertainment and one too many visits to the Pamplona Bull Running Festival, which he does like clockwork every year.

 

Ian Coppinger, described by the Irish Times as, "A sophisticated Billy Connolly," is one of Ireland's busiest comedians and comic writers, having penned scripts for The Late Late Show and The Stand Up Show, but whose primary concern remains The Comedy Improv, which he founded in 1992 and performs every Monday at the International Bar in Dublin.