GS03 Whose Learning is it Anyway?
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM ET
Monday, November 7
Creativity is a skill that helps learning professionals tell stories, create engagement, and solve problems. These skills can be difficult to develop, as many people have personal comfort barriers that can limit their creative freedom. One area that has developed strategies for breaking through these limits is improv.
In this keynote session we welcome Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of Whose Line is it Anyway? fame for a fast-moving exploration into the world of improvisational comedy. Prepare to laugh yourself senseless as Colin and Brad make up original scenes, songs, and more from whatever you, the attendees, suggest! It’s a hilarious comedic high wire act that also has a number of powerful lessons around creativity that can be applied to your work.
Colin Mochrie, an improvisational comic, is an alumnus of Toronto’s famous Second City. He has been featured on numerous shows including Whose Line Is It Anyway? (which he played in for nine years in England before it debuted in the U.S.), This Hour Has 22 Minutes (a hit Canadian satirical news show), Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (Canadian edition), George and Martha (an animated series for HBO), and Seven Little Monsters (an animated series for PBS).
Mochrie appeared in the independent films Expecting, Do It For Uncle Manny, Totally Blonde, and Jane White Is Sick and Twisted, and in the big-budget action comedy The Tuxedo with Jackie Chan.
Brad Sherwood is an improvisational comic best known for his role as a series regular on the Emmy-nominated Whose Line Is It Anyway? Some of Brad’s other TV credits include The Drew Carey Show, Talk Soup, The Newz, Improv-a-ganza, The Green Screen Show, This Vs. That, The Dating Game, LA Law, VH-1’s: I Love The 80s & 90s, and The Tonight Show.
He is part of the critically acclaimed, live, two-man improv show: Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless!