"Let this talented, intelligent, funny man give the whole country this much fun. He is too good not to do it more"
Whether it's his face, his voice, his glasses or his style, Greg Proops is one of the most instantly recognisable of American comedians. Having gained widespread fame in the UK via his regular appearances on the long-running improv comedy show, Whose Line Is It Anyway, Greg has gone on to become a star in his own right and a festival favourite all over the world.
From the West Cost of America to the West Coast of Scotland, Greg is flying in for the Glasgow International Comedy Festival with a brand new show. It's a safe bet he'll notice that these two locations have but one thing in common - their position on a compass - as he applies his famously acerbic wit (a.k.a. 'biting sarcasm') to the world that he sees.
An established stand-up comic both in the UK and the States, Greg's one-man shows sell-out year after year at the Edinburgh Fringe and other comedy festivals from Kilkenny to Melbourne, while he is frequently invited to guest with the famous Comedy Store Players on his trips to London.
Outside of stand-up, Proops is also an accomplished comedy actor and presenter, with an incredible range of TV, film and radio credits. Greg has appeared in such diverse works as George Lucas's Star Wars prequel, The Phantom Menace, he has narrated The Wizard of Oz for Radio Four and even provided voices for both The Devil and the somewhat less evil 'Toy Duck' in Tim Burton's animated feature film, The Nightmare Before Christmas.
For the past ten years there is hardly a single major TV or radio comedy show that Greg hasn't graced, from Have I Got News For You to Call My Bluff, (both BBC2), and BBC Radio's Just A Minute to The Mark Radcliffe Show. On the other side of the pond, his TV credits are even more impressive, with appearances on such top-rated shows as 3rd Rock From The Sun and the US version of Men Behaving Badly.
With his West Coast sensibilities and sixties surf-dude way of talking, there are only two words that spring to mind to describe a typical Greg Proops show É. Totally bitchin'!