'Let's Make a Deal' host Wayne Brady comes to Foxwoods Friday

Wayne Brady (Richard Shotwell, Invision/AP)
Wayne Brady (Richard Shotwell, Invision/AP)

I’ve been a fan of Wayne Brady, oh, since I was 7 years old. I remember staying up past my bedtime to watch him perform comedy improv on the television show “Whose Line Is It Anyway.” I also remember begging my mom to let me watch for “just another five minutes.” It was always a treat when she would let me finish an episode.

That show ran for nine years, ending in 2008 (though a revival of the show has started since) and with it went thousands of laugh-out-loud, tear-inducing moments — many of which were orchestrated by Brady.

Since then, Brady has gone on to take part in a variety of other pursuits. He hosts a daytime talk show, “The Wayne Brady Show,” for which he has won two Emmys. He has hosted the revival of “Let’s Make a Deal” since 2008, garnering more Emmys along the way. He’s tried his hand at a singing career, releasing his debut album, “A Long Time Coming,” in 2008 and pulling in a Grammy nomination for that. And, recently, Brady has started touring the country with an improv standup comedy show called “It’s My Line Tour,” which will be hitting up Foxwoods’ Grand Theater Friday.

According to reviews, the show will be all improv as Brady takes suggestions from the audience a la “Whose Line.” Knowing that Brady is fantastic at singing, hosting and coming up with anything on the fly (a triple threat of sorts), expect him to deploy a combination of the three throughout the show. Also expect some possible audience participation from those sitting in the front row. The best thing about this type of show is that no two will ever be quite the same.

Wayne Brady, 8 p.m. Friday, Foxwoods' Fox Theater; $47-$57; 1-800-200-2882.

 

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