Southminster United Church15 Aylmer Avenue (at Bank Street)

Not Quite the Classics:
One on One with Colin Mochrie

Hosted by CBC’s Lucy van Oldenbarneveld
"Colin Mochrie is devastatingly handsome, perilously smart, and smells like warm maple syrup. Step inside his hilarious and complex mind, and abandon all hope.
— Aisha Tyler
Colin Mochrie - Photo courtesy of Helen Tansey of Sundari Photography

Colin Mochrie, a man known worldwide for working without a script, has penned a collection of stories destined to make its own mark in the literary community. Borrowing from a well-known improv game, Mochrie takes the first and last lines from familiar classics and reimagines everything in between. With the same engaging humour he exhibits on stage, television, and film, he takes the reader in bizarre and hilarious new directions, using the original writer's words as a launch and landing point. Imagine A Tale of Two Cities in which Wile E. Coyote gets his revenge on the Road Runner, Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat with zombies, or Sherlock Holmes devising a foolproof method for eliciting laughter and then taking the stage at a Victorian comedy club.


Copies of Not Quite the Classics will be available on-site. A booksigning will follow the event. 


Listen to an interview with Colin Mochrie from CBC Radio's All in A Day.


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