By Hayley Bykens – The Observer Reporter – June 9th, 2010

      If you enjoyed the TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” you might want to order a few tickets to the live show, coming to West Virginia University in on Sept. 24.

      “Whose Live Anyway?” is a traveling show featuring the improv comedy talents of four familiar faces from the show: Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Chip Esten and Jeff Davis.

      The traveling live show will feature many of the same skits and games fans loved from the televised show like “Sound Effects,” “Moving Bodies” and singing a song to celebrate someone’s life.

      “We just have a great time on stage,” said Greg Proops. “We try to throw down as hard as possible. We’ve worked together for like the last million years. We try to keep things run and its fantastic fun to travel together, do the shows and interact with the audience.”

      Audience members, beware: Just like the televised version, audience participation is the key to a successful show. If picked at random, you may have a chance to be serenaded on stage, move some bodies in funny fashions or even be the guys’ official sound-effects person.

      “I usually pick someone up front I can see, but Chip goes to the back,” said Proops. “My suggestion is to wear a shirt you like because we will find you.”

      The show is a fundraiser for the WVU College of Creative Arts, Division of Theatre and Dance, where a portion of the proceeds will be used to pay for student productions and guest artists. Ideally, the show is to help alleviate some budget concerns for the department.

      The show is being put together by two WVU alumni, Lea Teyssier and Josh Knotts, who are determined to give back to their alma mater.

      “We both love the show and have been trying hard for years to get them to come to our town,” said Teyssier. “We are really excited that we finally made it happen!”

      The show will be held at the WVU Creative Arts Center in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre in Morgantown. It’s approximately a 40 minute drive down the interstate from Washington. To purchase tickets, call 304-479-0987, visit, or e-mail

      “We know the show is a great audience participation show and it always makes an even more memorable when people you know or people who are from your town become part of the action,” said Teyssler. “They will have a night where they can just laugh and forget about real life for a minute.”

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