Tuesday Night Entertainment Update from the 2018 California HR Conference

Sometimes even the best laid plans don’t work out they way you want. That’s life, right? We at the California HR Conference are dedicated to putting on the best HR event on the West Coast no matter what curve balls we may encounter.

So while we regret to share the news that Jay Leno will not be performing at CAHR18, we are thrilled to announce that comedians and cast members of Whose Line is it Anyway? Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood will be our new Tuesday Night Entertainment! These legends of improv comedy are bringing the king of laughs that involve the entire audience – the perfect way to wrap up a full day of learning and networking. 

How do I get in on this?

As long as your full conference registration includes Tuesday, or you’ve got an Expo+ Pass, you’re automatically on the list to participate in this hilarious improv performance, described by Mochrie as, “We like to say it’s like a live version of Whose Line without the tall guy and the black guy.” We’re also moving the show onto the main stage of the Long Beach Conference Center, which means we have much more capacity, we’re getting rid of with our waiting list, and you can purchase a guest ticket for a friend or colleague.

Don’t forget to pick up your ticket from SullivanCurtisMonroe at Booth #207!

What’s the show going to be like?

“A lot of games will be familiar to fans of Whose Line,” says Mochrie of An Evening with Colin and Brad. “Because there are just two of us, there’s some games we’ve made up or combined with other games. It’s even more interactive than the TV show. Every scene starts with something from the audience. We have audience members on stage with us for about 80 percent of the games. So it’s a highly interactive evening.”

What about my ticket to see Jay?

If you’ve already registered and got a ticket to see Jay, or were on the waitlist, not to worry. We’re automatically updating your registration for the new show and giving you the option to purchase a guest ticket. If you haven’t registered yet, what are you waiting for? Reserve your spot today so you can join the fun! Here’s more about Brad, Colin, and the comedy you can expect for Tuesday night.

Brad Sherwood (Cranuis giganticum)
As a young hatchling, Brad Sherwood (Cranius gigantum), fled the ice plains of Chicago for the arid expanse of the Rocky Mountains, where he settled at the epicenter of art and coyote sculptures, Santa Fe New Mexico. Weaned on green chiles and isolation, he became a savant of self-amusement.

Years later, he hopped a hobo train to the Pacific Ocean where he searched for people willing to employ someone with an abnormally large skull. Eventually, he was plucked from the Venice Beach Freak Show by a band of improvising gypsies who passed him from troupe to troupe, until he was sold into servitude to some British Choreographer/Pirates. They, in turn, sold him to a British improv TV show, where he was hired to teach Canadians how to be funny.

Now, he is ward and caretaker of his least successful pupil, Colin Mochrie. Brad is given a stipend from the Canadian government to keep Colin from hurting himself or livestock. As part of Colin’s therapy, Brad tours with him in an improvised stage performance that helps creatively channel Mochrie’s delusions.

Colin Mochrie (Hilaritycus smoothius)
Scotland, that craggy, majestic, malt whiskeyed land, has spawned many myths besides the Loch Ness Monster. One such legend is Colin Mochrie (Hilaritycus smoothius). A migratory creature that left his birthplace for the Great White North (Canada), Colin learned his theatrical craft through repeated behavioral rituals at Studio 58 located in the mountain nestled, sparkling jewel of the Northwest, Vancouver, British Columbia.

A hard-working, imaginative mammal, Colin used his chameleon-like skills to blend in with others of his ilk, never being noticed, until noted anthropologists Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson discovered him at the Toronto Second City. Moving him to the Whose Line is it Anyway Institute in historical and damp London, England, Patterson and Leveson slowly groomed Colin till he became international sensation. Working with Drew Carey at the U.S based institute of the same name, only increased interest in the reclusive beast.

Now touring with the remora-like Brad Sherwood, the pair are constantly flying around the continent, bringing joy with their unashamed antics and bizarre behavior.

We are grateful to our Tuesday Night Event sponsor, SullivanCurtisMonroe, for their continued commitment to bring you this night to remember at CAHR18.

Please send us an email at info@cahrconference.org if you have any questions about your registration. We can’t wait to see you, and laugh with you, in Long Beach!