The Paramount audience got a real treat when the stars of the hit TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? took to the stage for their live show: Whose Live Anyway? The Paramount’s Front of House Manager & Volunteer Coordinator, Cade Wiberg, shared his memories of the experience:
“The Whose Live Anyway? performance was such a surreal experience,” Cade said. “I watched the TV show every Friday night when I was a kid; it shaped the way I view live comedy to this day. I saw them tour during my freshman year at JMU, and it was the most I had ever laughed at that point in my life. When I saw they were performing at The Paramount, I KNEW I had to buy tickets. My friend and I attended the Founders Lounge Reception before the event and enjoyed complimentary drinks and snacks. Our seats ended up being much better than expected – I think we ended up being about 6 rows from the front. The place was PACKED. The incredible improvisers took the stage: Greg Proops, Chip Esten, Joel Murray, and last minute replacement sketch comedy icon Dave Foley teleported me back to my youth when I first saw them all on TV. They played tons of great improv games, had a lot of audience participation, and everyone was very involved in the show. Definitely an unforgettable night at The Paramount Theater!”
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Photos by Rob Garland Photographers