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Greg ProopsMonday 21 & Tuesday 22 May 2007
"Very funny, highly skilled and ledendary (check spelling) comic.
And a donkey fiddler if I'm not mistaken." Jason Byrne
"Greg Proops is funnier than almost every other American." Scott Capurro
"So good you forget he's American." Lee Mack"
"He's a joke slinger of the highest order. Miss them all but this one." Dave Fulton
"Greg Proops gives me faith in the American people. Clever, sardonic, and
damn funny. If he lost a testicle in a knife fight I'd gladly give him mine" Adam Hills
"Greg Proops: Like a wasp with a Martini. You would swear he had a tame
leopard on te end of that microphone leash. Makes you realise how much you'd
been missing real intelligence in stand up." Simon Evans
"If you deconstruct his last name......you can get a true sense of Greg. Pro.......he is the consummate pro
And oops.......that is what he said when he slipped in the shower." Eddie Brill
Laughing Matters In Paris
presented live under the Al Qaida Café
monday 2 & tuesday 3 may 2005
Laughing Matters in Paris presented
the well oiled mirth-meister
tuesday 10, wednesday 11 & thursday 12 february 2004
thursday 19 august 2004
with the mean, moody and magnificent
Sunday 27, Monday 28 & Tuesday 29 April 2003
greg, jennifer and the charmarda - missing the ocelot a lot
Greg's good luck charms
I travel a lot on plans and in cars, so I feel I need all the back-up I can get. I carry champagne corks with coins in, little Buddhas, a shark with a pin saying London in it, dice, metal skulls, baseball cards, pictures of Jesus and more. I can't complain, because so far I've been saved. I didn't travel until I was 20 and became a comedian. I hadn't even been to England until I started doing Whose Line is it Anyway? in 1989. It's what I most like to waste money on -- Paris, Scotland and Turkey are my favourite places.
Greg Proops is an American comedian, improviser and actor, who has been a regular cast member on Channel 4's popular long-running improvised comedy show Whose Line is it Anyway? almost since it's inception. An established stand-up comic both in the UK and the States, Greg's sold-out one-man show was nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award at the 1993 Edinburgh Festival. He followed this up with further sell-out seasons at Edinburgh in 1994 through to 1997, and indeed in 1996 he not only performed his stand-up show but also hosted his own chat show. On his trips to London, he is frequently invited to guest with the Comedy Store players. He has also performed at the Kilkenny Comedy Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Greg was born on October 3, 1959 in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1962, his family moved to Lancaster, California, and in 1966, to San Carlos. He studied acting in San Francisco State, and formed the partnership of Proops and Brakeman, a stand up duo with his good friend in 1982. He then joined an improv group (Faultline) with future "Whose Line is it Anyway?" contestant, Mike McShane. Greg has been married to an artist named Jennifer for 12 years now and claims he is unworthy of having her. They don't have any children. Greg has appeared on, and even hosted, several TV shows. He has also been in such movies as "Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace," and "The Nightmare Before Christmas." Greg has made notable guest appearances on shows like "3rd Rock from the Sun," "Talk Soup," and "Win Ben Stein's Money." What does he want to do entertainment-wise in the future? "I'd like to play a bad guy in a cool movie."