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Tour brings improv madness to the UGA Performing Arts Center

“Whose Live Anyway?” comes to the UGA Performing Arts Center on Sept. 20. (Submitted photo)

The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” present their new improv tour “Whose Live Anyway?” at the Hodgson Concert Hall on Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. 

“Whose Live Anyway?” is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, Ryan Stiles and Joel Murray will leave audiences gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before their eyes. Audience participation is key to the show, so bring suggestions and be ready for a chance to be asked to join the cast onstage.

This particular style of improvisational comedy is rife with countless gags, one-liners, hilarious games and even songs so good it’s hard to believe they were made up on the spot. The teamwork and trust that it takes to perform a show with no script is apparent, but when the best of the best do it, they do it effortlessly. Watch them build entire scenes, characters and storylines before the audience’s eyes as they take attendees on a white-knuckle ride through endless chuckles.

Stiles’ television credits include roles on “The Drew Carey Show” and “Two and a Half Men,” while Proops has lent his vocal talents to animated characters in “Star Wars: Episode 1,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Brother Bear.” However, both got their start as comedians and are excited to return to their funny bone-tickling roots.

Davis is also a highly experienced improv comedian and starred in the cult classic cartoon series “Harmonquest.” He has also starred in “Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show” and “Improv-a-Ganza,” while gaining fame for his spot-on impressions of Christopher Walken, Keanu Reeves and Jeff Goldblum.

Murray is the youngest of the nine Murray brothers, including Bill Murray, but has become a star in his own right. Though he has more than 250 sitcom appearances, he is best known for his recurring roles like Freddy Rumsen on “Mad Men” and Eddie Jackson on “Shameless.” He has also appeared in “One Crazy Summer,” “The Artist,” “Scrooged” and Bobcat Goldthwait’s “God Bless America.”

“Whose Live Anyway?” showcases some of the improv games made famous on the long-running TV show as well as some exciting new ones, featuring musical direction by Bob Derkach. All ages welcome.

This performance is presented by Martin Media.

To learn more about all UGA Performing Arts Center events, visit

Three ways to order 

  1. Purchase tickets online at
  2. Call the Performing Arts Center box office at 706-542-4400, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  3. Visit the UGA Performing Arts Center box office, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (five-minute parking is available in the drop off circle at the Performing Arts Center for purchasing or picking up tickets.)

COVID protocols 

For information about the Performing Arts Center’s COVID-19 protocols, visit Flexible ticketing will be in place for all performances occurring through May 2022. Patrons may exchange tickets for another performance or receive a full refund until noon on the day of the performance, if occurring on a weekday, or by Friday at 5 p.m. if occurring on a weekend.