2005-11-25 / Community

Drew Carey At North Fork Theatre, November 26

Comedian Drew Carey, along with a cast of the nation’s top improvisers, will perform “a night of hilarious improv comedy” at the North Fork Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, November 26. There are two performances at 7 and 10 p.m. The Westbury appearance is one stop on a 40-city U.S. tour which coincides with the launch of Carey’ new series, Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show . Making its debut on Comedy Central in September, the new series combines standard improv games with animation. Carey’s live show is completely improvised; much like Whose Line is it Anyway? . As on Whose Line , all of the scenes will be improvised based on suggestions from audience members. Throughout the evening, the show becomes truly interactive as audience members are called to the stage to participate. Joining Carey on tour are other cast members from the Green Screen series, including Kathy Kinney (who played “Mimi” from The Drew Carey Show ), Greg Proops, Jeff Davis, and Chip Esten from Whose Line is it Anyway? , as well as Jonathan Mangum and Sean Masterson. Laura Hall from Whose Line is it Anyway? will appear as Musical Director.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Carey began his career as a comedian in 1986. One of his first breaks was a spot on Star Search in 1988. In November 1991, Carey landed his first appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Carson was so impressed that he bestowed a rare honor on Carey by calling him over to the couch, where Carey stayed for the remainder of the show. Since then, Carey has become one of the nation’s most successful comics. The Drew Carey Show debuted in 1995 and quickly became a top-rated sitcom. Carey followed up this success by bringing the innovative British improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway? to American television.

The show debuted in 1998 and ran for 175 episodes. With the success of The Drew Carey Show and Whose Line Is It Anyway? standup comic turned actor, director and producer Drew Carey has had the rare honor of having two hit shows on the air simultaneously. Also a published author, Carey’s debut book, Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined , spent months on the New York Times’ best-seller list.

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