It’s Cal Wilson’s Line

When it comes to improvised comedy, Cal Wilson, 46, is no rookie, Vanessa Williams writes for the West Australian. Having built a solid stand-up career over the past 19 years, the Christchurch-born, Melbourne-based comedian felt right at home on the set of the improv comedy skit show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?

The 10-part series sees Wilson among a talented comedic ensemble that includes Flight of the Conchords’ Rhys Darby, Melbourne International Comedy Festival regulars Tegan Higginbotham and Susie Youssef, improviser Steen Raskopoulos and newcomers Bridie Connell and Tom Walker.

Taking a cue from the original, cast members are given improv scenarios to perform in front of a studio audience in just one take.

Needless to say, this came naturally for Wilson.

“I keep talking about it with a dumb grin on my face like I’ve met a new boyfriend, like I want to talk about it all the time. That’s the way I feel about the show, it’s such a joy.”

Wilson co-founded the Court Jesters improv group in 1990 and was part of the New Zealand team that won the World Theatresports title in Los Angeles in 1994.

Whose Line Is It Anyway? airs in Australia on pay-TV’s The Comedy Channel.

Original article by Vanessa Williams, The West Australian, November 24, 2016.

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