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Q&A | 24 Questions For Comedian Colin Mochrie

By Ludwig Van on February 28, 2019

Colin Mochrie, TSO
Colin Mochrie, host of the TSO’s The Second City Guide to the Symphony sat down for a few questions, including his default drink of choice, favourite musician, and his favourite word.

Ludwig Van’s Q&A series is composed of a bank of questions aimed at artists who have made a serious mark on Toronto’s cultural scene. We’re still not sure what’s more fun: writing them or reading them. 

Whose Line Is It Anyway’s Colin Mochrie, has become a figurehead of improv comedy not only in Toronto, but worldwide. He got his start as a member of the legendary Second City, before going on to become one of North America’s favourite improv comedians on stage, television, and film. He’s also written a hilarious book Not Quite the Classics, where he builds upon the first and last lines from familiar classics and re-writes them with the same kind of humour he’s become so famous for.


Default drink of choice?

Red Wine

Name your favourite concert hall/venue in Toronto

Roy Thomson Hall

Your favourite sound?


Your favourite smells?

Spaghetti sauce being cooked

The dumbest thing that you’ve ever done to your hair?

Are you kidding me?

If you could board a plane this afternoon, where would it be taking you?


The three books that you read that made an impact on you in your formative years?

Getting Even by Woody Allen, Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov, The Sensuous Man

Whose musical style do you covet?

Frank Sinatra

Where was the last place you travelled to for work or pleasure?


Where did you go to school?

Killarney High School Vancouver

Your ancestry?


Your three favourite films?

Singing in the Rain, North by Northwest, The Maltese Falcon

Television show that you could tolerate re-runs of?

Dick Van Dyke Show

Your major character flaw?

Trying to please everyone

The character flaw in others that you can’t abide?


What was the luckiest moment in your life?

Being hired at Second City by my future wife, Deb McGrath

What are you the most proud of?

Making a living at something that wasn’t a job when I was growing up

The talent that you wish you possessed?

Anything musical

What are you listening to as you answer these questions?

The sound of my heartbeat

What musical instrument do you secretly long to play?


What is the one animal that scares you the most?


Your favourite word?


Your least favourite word?


The thing that makes you the angriest?



Read more Q&A’s HERE.


Ludwig Van
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