December 25

Colin Mochrie and Asad Mecci Announce First Ever Canadian National Tour of the Hit Live Show

Colin Mochrie and Asad Mecci Announce First Ever Canadian National Tour of the Hit Live Show
HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis
Straight from a 70 show Off-Broadway run in New York City, HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis is embarking on a 18-city Canadian national tour, beginning February 3rd, 2023 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

An international success story, HYPROV (pronounced hip-rawv) has performed 190+ shows and has been seen by a staggering 100,000 people throughout North America and Europe.  The live show, which has been called a “celebration of the human imagination” by The Times of London, combines hypnosis and improv for a one of a kind comedy experience. 

HYPROV received rave reviews for its New York run at the iconic Daryl Roth Theatre.

Says The New York Times, “The audience erupted in Laughter. It killed!”

The Wall Street Journal lauded the show as “catnip for those who relish spontaneity and informality.”

The New Yorker said, “Say yes to HYPROV.”

And it was called “hilarious and fascinating.” by Time Out New York who also gave the show four/five  stars.

“HYPROV was born in Canada. It’s only right that we come back home immediately following such a critically acclaimed Off-Broadway run,” said Mecci. “This has been an incredible adventure from when we first created the show in 2015, and we plan to continue to tour the show bringing it to new audiences around the world.”

“I’m still shocked that Asad is able to hypnotise people night after night. I still get nervous wondering what is going to happen, but each night I’m blown away. I have to keep myself from laughing,” said Mochrie.

The 90-minute show combines hypnosis and improv–two art forms that have mystified and entertained fans, skeptics and everyone in between worldwide–for a totally unique comedy experience.  The evening begins with Mecci welcoming 20 volunteers on stage to be hypnotized. The most receptive to hypnosis then join Mochrie to improvise the rest of the show, while hypnotized. In the hands of two experts–and solely crafted from the volunteers’ uninhibited, unconscious minds–each show is an entirely original and completely unforgettable theatrical experience.

HYPROV was created in 2016 at Toronto’s Second City. After working it out on stage, they took the show on the road to Just for Laughs London, Just for Laughs Montreal and the Edinburgh Fringe where it was received with rave reviews in 2016 and 2017.  The duo set out on a 60-city tour from 2019-2022, which continues across Canada and the U.S. in 2023-2024.

HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis is based on the Off-Broadway show, which was co-created by Colin Mochrie, Asad Mecci and Jeff Andrews.  Directed by Stan Zimmerman, executive produced by Cody Lassen, produced by Sarah Power, and co-produced by Chaz Naor, Oui BeLeaf (NHR), Jörn Weisbrodt, Joan Tosoni, M.J. Power International Inc, Salah Bachir, Brad Blume, Matteo Golini, Esther Kim, Lorena Zvi Shiff, Marc Stern Family, Toufik Sarwa, The Descourouez Group, MKFD; in association with Bilo Investments LLC, Nancy Donohue, Kors Le Pere Theatricals, David Lipowicz, The Mecci Family, and Zorbas Whittle Inc.

Tickets are now on sale at Improv Under Hypnosis Canadian Tour Dates 2023