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. 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. Most recently, Mochrie was joined by Wayne Brady, Ryan Stiles, and new host Aisha Tyler to tape 12 episodes of a new version of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," produced by Dan Petterson. This new series launched in July 2013 on the CW Network.
Mochrie appears regularly in film and television and was a notable 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 lifelong resident of Canada, Mochrie has remarkably toured worldwide for the past nine years with "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" cast mate 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.
In 2012, ABC aired eight episodes of "Trust Us With Your Life." It was produced by the makers of "Whose Line is it Anyway?," hosted by Fred Willard, and costarred Mochrie, Wayne Brady, and former "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" cast members.
In the past, Mochrie's writing for television, stage, and magazines has garnered awards. His first book of fiction, "Not Quite the Classics," uses the first and last lines of familiar classics as the launching and landing point and re-imagines everything in between. The book was released by Viking, a publishing arm of Penguin Canada, in October 2013.