Thursday, April 5, 2001

'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' Comic Wayne Brady to Perform April 26

Also Performing Acoustic Guitarist Tim Reynolds

Chestertown, MD, April 4, 2001 — Wayne Brady, comedy genius of the hit ABC show "Whose Line is it Anyway?", and acoustic guitar wizard Tim Reynolds, who has recorded and played with the Dave Matthews Band, will appear Thursday, April 26, 2001, at 8 p.m. in Washington College's Johnson Lifetime Fitness Center.
Wayne Brady has been called one of the funniest comedic actors on TV today. His hilarious improv antics on ABC 's hit comedy series "Whose Line is it Anyway?" paired with his ability to impersonate just about anyone have won the laughs of many Americans. By age 16, the Orlando, FL, native had already decided on a career in the military, but a chance performance in a high school play would garner rave reviews and permanently alter his long-range plans. While in Florida, Brady immersed himself in the central Florida theater community, performing in numerous stage productions including "A Chorus Line," "Fences," "A Raisin in the Sun," "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "I'm Not Rappaport."
He moved to Los Angeles and performed at the prestigious Mark Taper Forum in its production of "Blade to the Heat," and made television guest appearances on series such as "I'll Fly Away," "Home Court" and "In the Heat of the Night." Brady was a series regular on the syndicated sketch comedy show "Kwik Witz" for two seasons, and hosted the VH-1 comedy series "Vinyl Justice," KABC's "Countdown to the American Music Awards," and was seen opposite Drew Carey in ABC's "Gepetto." Wayne also brought the house down in an appearance at the 2nd Annual TV Guide Awards.
In fact, Brady was so well embraced by the industry that the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences invited him to perform solo at the 52nd Annual Emmy Awards in September 2000, where he spoofed many of the season's top shows, including "The Sopranos" and "Survivor." One critic said "Brady Out-Crystaled Billy Crystal." He is currently working on a pilot for ABC, "The Wayne Brady Hour," which he will star in and co-write. The sketch comedy/improv show is scheduled to debut this year.
Tim Reynolds is well known as an occasional guitarist with the Dave Matthews Band and has been called an "unplugged guru" with an uncommon command of melody and dissonance. Reynolds' horizons are so broad, his technical skills so immaculate, that it is difficult to attribute his playing to any one general style. With over 20 CDs in his discography, Reynolds has released his sixth solo CD, "Nomadic Wavelength," this April.
"I'm a fan of experimentation," says Reynolds. "So when it's just me on stage, I really have to focus my energy differently. It's much more crucial that I connect with my audience on some fundamental level."

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