Toto Judge: Colin Mochrie


Colin Mochrie is an alumnus of Toronto's famous Second City comedy troupe and is widely considered to be one of the leading improvisers in the world. After nine years as a regular on the British improvisation series Whose Line Is It Anyway?, he became a regular on the American version hosted by Drew Carey, which ran six years on ABC. In 2011, the entire cast was reunited in Vegas for Drew Carey's Improv-aganza, a new series which aired for one season on GSN.

In Canada, Colin was a cast member of CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes for two seasons and with his wife, Debra McGrath, he produced, wrote and starred in the CBC show Getting Along Famously. Remarkably for the past seven years, Colin has toured worldwide, to great success, with Whose Line castmate Brad Sherwood, performing a live improv show. Along with his many appearances in features and tv productions in both Canada and the US, the second season of the Showcase Canada series Almost Heroes, in which Colin plays a supporting role will resume production soon.

In October of 2011, Colin shot eight episodes of a new series called Trust Us With Your Life, produced by the makers of Whose Line and co-starring Wayne Brady and many of his former Whose Line cast members. Fred Willard acts as host. Trust Us With Your Life will premiere Tuesday, July 10, 2012 on the ABC network.

In the past, Colin's writing for television, stage and magazines has garnered awards. His first book of fiction in which he uses the first and last lines of familiar classics as a launching and landing point and reimagines everything in between. Not Quite The Classics will be released by Penguin Books in November, 2012.