Greetings everyone. We're delighted to be joined tonight by two of the marvelously talented stars of WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? Joining us from LA is Ryan Stiles, and in Canada, Colin Mochrie. Welcome Colin and Ryan Stiles!
Colin: Hi everyone!
Ryan Stiles: Hello, I have all day...
ABC Amy: Our first question comes from Bayrun:
Question: Is it fun working with Drew Carey? And do you guys play jokes on each other?
Ryan Stiles: Yes, but I think two shows is enough, I think if we had three shows we'd get on each other's nerves. We already share a bedroom.
Colin Mochrie: I enjoy working with Drew. He's the sweetest guy. We don't really play jokes on each other, but you should know I'm a ventriloquist and I do all of Ryan Stiles's jokes.
ABC Amy: The next question is from someone whose screen name, believe it or not, is Ryan Stiles
Question: Hey Ryan Stiles and Colin, I love Whose Line and Drew (As you can tell by my screen name...I'm not stalking you or anything.) Anyway I want to know advice that you would give to a 15 year old starting out in Stand-up and Improv/other comedy stuff.
Ryan Stiles: Pick a new name. This one will only get you in trouble.
Colin Mochrie: My advice is -- do it as much as you can. Comedy. If that's what you want to do.
ABC Amy: Now a question for Ryan Stiles from NameAgain:
Question: Ryan Stiles, what's it like working with Greg Proops? ... a few years ago w/Clyve Anderson and now w/Drew Carry ...
Ryan Stiles: It's a lot like working with Buddy Holly. But if he offers me his plane seat, I always refuse.
ABC Amy: LYeager33 says:
Question: Ryan Stiles and Colin, you both have a great gift of making people laugh. When and how did you decide you wanted to be in showbusiness and comedy? (Lori from Reading, PA)
Colin Mochrie: My first laugh... I was dared by a friend to audition for a school play and when I got the part, as I walked out on stage, my pants ripped all the way up the back and that was my first laugh. From that day on I craved nothing but more and more laughter
Ryan Stiles: I was that friend, I apologize to the world.
ABC Amy: Vanessa15 has a very important question:
Question: On behalf of Whosers from around the world, can you tell us when the next tapings of Whose Line will be?
Ryan Stiles: I think it'll be in mid-October. Although if you're planning on coming again...sometime in February.
ABC Amy: We'll post that info on ABC.com, so be sure to keep checking the WHOSE LINE site on ABC.com for updates.
ABC Amy: The next question comes from Megaroosk
Question: how do you think of those funny songs so fast?
Colin Mochrie: I try to imagine what Ryan Stiles would say. And I say it as quickly as I can just to anger him. In truth, I have no idea. But Ryan Stiles has a theory. Tell them Ryan Stiles.
Ryan Stiles: Liquor, liquor and more liquor.
ABC Amy: the next question comes from VMansbrid
Question: Colin - whats it like having to put up with those "Whoser's" following you around everywhere? (Esp the "demented" Ashley :o)
Colin Mochrie: That must be from Ashley. Everyone who has contacted me about the show, through mail, has been extremely nice. It hasn't been uncomfortable at all. In fact, I feel close enough to you now to ask you to lend me some money. It doesn't matter how much. Any contribution is welcome. Send to ABC -- somewhere in California.
ABC Amy: I'll be sure to hold it for you Colin ; )
ABC Amy: ANBUsher wants to invade Ryan Stiles's privacy...
Question: How old is Ryan Stiles?
Ryan Stiles: Would Canadian be more or less?
Colin Mochrie: Canadian would be... more.
Ryan Stiles: I'm 46 Canadian.
Colin Mochrie: That's seven in dog years.
ABC Amy: EMariko says:
Question: Hey Ryan Stiles and Colin, you guys are awesome! I just wanted to know what did you first think when people started recognizing you on the street?
Ryan Stiles: It's always flattering to hear the words, "May I have your autograph, Mr. Maher?"
Colin Mochrie: It's a little disconcerting when people recognize you at first, even now I'm constantly checking my fly. But as I said, everyone has been really nice.
ABC Amy: SciGal293 has a great challenge for Colin and Ryan Stiles:
Question: Hey Colin! Hey Ryan Stiles!! You two are studmuffins!! Would you two be kind (and brave) enough to make up a hoe-down right now about your fans (not the ones that keep ya cool!), the Whosers??? thanks!
Colin Mochrie: You want to start?
Ryan Stiles: Sure.
Ryan Stiles: People call us studmuffins, of that I'm not too sure...
Colin Mochrie: They'd better check their eyesight, it may be very poor.
Colin Mochrie: They love us and they send us stuff and they really stroke our ego...
Ryan Stiles: In fact I look more like a Saint Bernard, and Colin resembles a beagle.
ABC Amy: Bravo!!
ABC Amy: The next one comes from WL Addict:
Question: For both: Who is your favourite host of Party Quirks?
Colin Mochrie: Oh man, there's a mine field.
Ryan Stiles: On the show, Greg Proops. In real life, Ivana Trump.
Colin Mochrie: I'm not afraid to answer, without resorting to a cheap joke.
Ryan Stiles: I don't think he said cheap.
Colin Mochrie: My favorite host for Party Quirks is... oh... my heart...can't breathe.... can't breathe...
ABC Amy: Well, it looks like we'll be doing the rest of the chat with Ryan Stiles alone. The paramedics are on their way for Colin.
ABC Amy: The next question is from Phyknell
Question: Do you get any preparation time before the rounds of Whose Line is it Anyway?
Colin Mochrie: I'm back. Just a splinter. We know what the games are before a particular taping. But we don't know the suggestions that will shape the scene. We'll rehearse suggestions from previous shows.
Ryan Stiles: Can't talk now. Gargling. Brought him back with mouth to mouth.
ABC Amy: SciGal293 asks:
Question: A WHOSER HERE!!!! Do you find yourself making up hoedowns in the shower?
Colin Mochrie: No! No! No! No!
Ryan Stiles: Yes.
Colin Mochrie: No! No! No!
Colin Mochrie: Sometimes.
Ryan Stiles: No...But I giggle when Colin does. ABC Amy: Don't go there!
ABC Amy: Aimee5235 asks:
Question: Ryan Stiles and Colin, do you prefer an all male cast on WLIIA, or do you find it easier to have a woman on stage?
Ryan Stiles: Even when it looks like we have all men, we don't. One of us is a woman dressed as a man. I cannot mention any names. Brad.
Colin Mochrie: I didn't know that. Brad's a woman? That explains him constantly knocking on my door and asking for help with song styles.
ABC Amy: Lil dude6 asks:
Question: I can clearly see you guys have fun doing the show. Do you have as much fun backstage?
Ryan Stiles: Yes. Sometimes more fun. Sometimes when we do "Whose Line" we're not up to par because we're just too exhausted from our backstage antics.
Colin Mochrie: And don't forget our charity work. The lepers of New Guinea.
Ryan Stiles: Let's give them a hand.
Colin Mochrie: I hope there aren't any lepers online tonight.
ABC Amy: A question for Ryan Stiles:
Question: Ryan Stiles, would you ever consider guesting on Supertown Challenge, a funny and imaginative program which is hosted by Colin? :)
Ryan Stiles: I try to keep the quality of my work at its highest level possible. Enough said.
Colin Mochrie: It really doesn't matter. We got Doogie Howser instead.
ABC Amy: BustdAt3a asks:
Question: Hey Ryan Stiles and Collin!!! First of all i want to say that you guys are awesome :) Ive been watching whose line for 4 years now :) My question is: whats your favorite game to play and why? ((BustdAt3am@aol.com))
Colin Mochrie: My favorite game was the "I'm stringing my words slowly to think of an answer..." My favorite game is "Secret." My favorite was the Old Elvis. It's fun just trying to screw each other up.
Ryan Stiles: My favorite game is one that for some reason has never made it to air.
Colin Mochrie: Has it got something to do with pork?
Ryan Stiles: Yes, pork, and an audience member.
Colin Mochrie: Oh yea... what was the funny name of that game?
Ryan Stiles: Pork the Audience Member.
Colin Mochrie: Oh yea... that was a good one.
ABC Amy: Phyknell asks:
Question: How many programs are filmed at a time?
Ryan Stiles: One or two a day. Although we could probably do more -- but no more than twelve. ABC Amy: SciGal asks:
Question: Hi Ryan Stiles & Colin! Do your kids ever get embarrassed when Daddy says "penis" on national television?
Colin Mochrie: Ryan Stiles?
Ryan Stiles: We have no TVs in our home. Which means I have to say "penis" to their face. If by embarrassed you mean running and hiding, I'd have to say yes. I think it's the diagrams that gets them.
Colin Mochrie: My son corrected me on the pronunciation. He was so happy I used the word "penis" rather than one of the filthy words I use on the street.
ABC Amy: TashiaCS has a request:
Question: Colin and Ryan Stiles: We love it when you play Questions Only, would you give us an online example using "Whosers" as the topic? :)
Ryan Stiles: What purpose would that serve?
Colin Mochrie: Isn't it obvious?
Ryan Stiles: Do you need to read it on a screen?
Colin Mochrie: Don't you want to know first hand the love of the "Whosers?"
Ryan Stiles: Couldn't you just worship Star Trek like everyone else?
Colin Mochrie: Why should I?
Ryan Stiles: Did you think I was talking to you, Colin?
Colin Mochrie: Do you mean you weren't talking to me?
Ryan Stiles: Did you hear the word "jerk" at the end?
Colin Mochrie: Is that some kind of crack?
Ryan Stiles: Can we go on to the next question?
ABC Amy: Yes!
Colin Mochrie: Does William hurt?
Ryan Stiles: Is Ted Danson?
Colin Mochrie: Does Tuesday Weld?
Ryan Stiles: Is Burt Convey? Oh no, I lost it.
ABC Amy: Moving on?
ABC Amy: The next question: How did you two meet? Do you two just completely crack each other up?
Colin Mochrie: We met through a mutual friend and Ryan Stiles was doing stand up and I was doing a form of improv/theatre sport. We got together to do some improv and that was that. Ryan Stiles finds me incredibly hilarious, we can barely keep it together. The funniest thing on two legs. He had some nice moments. I find him vaguely amusing.
Ryan Stiles: I'm sorry, I dozed off. Did I miss anything?
ABC Amy: A question for Ryan Stiles:
Question: Mr. Stiles do you really like the KFC Tower Burger?.....ratings on a scale of 1-10
Ryan Stiles: Please, call me Ryan Stiles. Mr. Stiles is my mother. On a scale of 1-10, again there's an exchange rate. I'd give it a 12. No wait, the campaign's still going -- a 13.
ABC Amy: A follow-up KFC question for Ryan Stiles
Question: Ryan Stiles, did you get well paid for the KFC commericals? Did the Check clear?
Colin Mochrie: I can't eat chicken. I have no stomach. I take Flintstone vitamins.
Ryan Stiles: Endorsing chicken doesn't pay what you'd think it would, in fact, it was a poultry amount.
Colin Mochrie: The old ones are the best.
ABC Amy: The next one is for Colin
Question: Hey guys!! Colin, I think you've been doing a great job on Supertown Challenge so far... How do u like working with a script, as opposed to improv? Oh! Ryan Stiles, you can answer that too..heehee :-) (from Leslie)
Colin Mochrie: Hee hee hee. It's totally different and I think I still prefer improvising other than learning a part because I'm very lazy. Improv is so easy. No rehearsing, no learning lines, totally naked and with sandwiches. That's living.
Ryan Stiles: Always nice to hear from Colin's family.
Colin Mochrie: Bastard. Bastard. ABC Amy: MFa270762 asks:
Question: What were your comic influences?
Ryan Stiles: A spatula. Eggs. And a good salsa.
Colin Mochrie: What he said. But not salsa.
Ryan Stiles: He has no stomach.
Colin Mochrie: Thanks, Ryan Stiles.
RYANnCOLIN: You're a true friend.
ABC Amy: Aimee5235 asks:
Question: Last time I checked, Whose line wasn't on the fall line up. Is it now?
Colin Mochrie: Ryan Stiles, as executive producer, would know better than I.
Ryan Stiles: Executive producer and head of craft services. It's not right now but there's talk that it could be.
ABC Amy: And take note that an additional episode will be airing on September 23 at 9:30 p.m. right after Drew. And of course, there's an episode on tomorrow night. Once again, check out ABC.com for further news on WHOSE LINE airdates.
ABC Amy: Here's the next question:
Question: Hey Colin and Ryan Stiles! Can you describe these guys in a few words: Brad, Greg, Clive, Drew, Wayne..
Ryan Stiles: Sherwood. Proops.
Ryan Stiles: Anderson. Carey. The Music Man.
Colin Mochrie: For me, Brad -- nice enough guy. Still hasn't returned my laundry. Greg is a lovin' dude. Clive makes me shave my head. So he won't be the only bald one. Drew -- a real sweetheart. The salt of the earth. A great, great guy. He's my boss. I love him. Wayne -- I taught him in five years all of my vocal techniques. I'm glad it paid off for him. He also hasn't returned my laundry.
Ryan Stiles: I'd like to change my Drew answer... I didn't know we were kissing ass.
Colin Mochrie: If butt's weren't meant to be kissed, they wouldn't look like a big maggot lip. Sorry... lost my train of thought.
ABC Amy: A question from someone who needs advice:
Question: I am starting stand-up at the age of 15, how do you suggest I prepare for my acts
Ryan Stiles: First of all, quit school. It only takes up valuable time and really teaches you very little. Step 2: Stay out of any city I'm in. You're obviously a nut.
Colin Mochrie: My advice once again without having to revert to the cheap joking that is used to cover all sorts of psychological problems... just go out and do it. The more you do it, the more you learn.
Ryan Stiles: Are you still talking about comedy?
Colin Mochrie: Comedy? I thought she said irrigation. I have no idea what that means either.
ABC Amy: We'll take a final question from ADIDAStoo:
Question: Ryan Stiles - We all know Colin is in tune with the internet... When are you going to get online? ;-) (from Leslie)
Ryan Stiles: I'm going to resist Bill Gates and his coven for as long as I possibly can. A pencil and paper are the only tools I need to reach the rest of the world. (Please type that in for me.)
Colin Mochrie: Technology is good. Computers are good. Join us, Ryan Stiles.
Ryan Stiles: Colin, don't you see what's happening?
Colin Mochrie: Join us, Ryan Stiles. Become one.
Ryan Stiles: My God, you're not Colin at all! What have you done with Colin?
Colin Mochrie: I am Zingdar! Lord of the Internet!
Ryan Stiles: Do you have a stomach?
Colin Mochrie: I have Colin's stomach.
Ryan Stiles: Then you're A-OK with me.
Colin Mochrie: Hey, why don't I move around and you do some sound effects?
Ryan Stiles: Wait a minute, it sounds like I'm doing all the work there.
Colin Mochrie: You no good lazy son of a...
Ryan Stiles: Colin! You're back!
Colin Mochrie: Thanks, Ryan Stiles. What a horrible dream.
ABC Amy: oh dear, our guests have gone off the deep end. On that note, we'll wrap this up. I'd like to thank both Ryan Stiles and Colin for taking the time to join us tonight. I know that the Whosers in the audience and I enjoyed the chat immensely. Be sure to catch WHOSE LINE on ABC tomorrow night at 9:30 p.m., ET and again on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 9:30 p.m., ET. Stay tuned to ABC.com for future WHOSE LINE airdates...We'll post the news as soon as TPTB at WHOSE LINE figure out the new game plan. Once again, thank you Colin and Ryan Stiles!
Colin Mochrie: Good-bye, my minions.
Ryan Stiles: Colin, your back is so soft. Oops -- good-bye, thanks again!