Lemme tell you about Colin Mochrie. This photo is from last year when he came to Portland, OR, to perform a fundraiser show for my theater, Curious Comedy Theater. We paid for his flight and hotel, but to help us raise more money he did not take a paycheck for the show. We sold out an 800 seat theater.
Before the show we were all backstage before Colin showed up and we were warming up playing improv games, etc. Suddenly our director walks in with him. There are some brief introductions and then he just joins our circle and plays improv games with us as if he’s just one of us.
The show was amazing. He recognizes that the audience is mainly there to see him so he is in every game, but he’s uncomfortable with that. He plays in a way that makes everyone look good. Pictured above is a moment where he “snapped” my neck. That was a dream come true.
After the show we all hung out at a bar and even though he had a very early flight the next day, he stayed and chatted with us until very late.
This year he came back and did the same show. He helped carry chairs into the theater as he came in.
So no @1-step-at-a-thyme , Colin Mochrie is not a total diva in real life. He is in fact real chill.