Improv Genius Ryan Stiles

I’ve watched him for years on the TV show, “Whose Line is it Anyway?”  He was always my favorite, with his lanky presence, crazy shoes and amazing talent at coming up with funny stuff on the spot. I’m talking, of course, about Ryan Stiles.  When I started producing and hosting Experience Northwest on KVOS, getting him on the show was a goal.  He lives in Bellingham after all…one of our only celebrities to speak of, really, if you don’t count the mayor or any of our local radio personalities.  When we started producing the segment “Who Do You Think You Are?” it was a natural fit.  I was a little apprehensive going into the interview.  Ryan: improv genius, me: a little quick witted, but nothing compared to the master.  I decided to just let it go and try to get at least a few answers out of the guy. Here’s a sample of what happened:

Outtake from Stiles interview from deb slater on Vimeo.

Here is the complete interview.  You’ll see that I decided to leave the “outtake” in.  I like the idea of pulling the curtain back.  Bellingham is lucky to have such a great guy as part of the community. Thank you, Ryan Stiles, for making us laugh.

Who Do You Think You Are…Ryan Stiles? from ENW with Deb Slater on Vimeo.