I hitched a ride from downtown to the Center with Greg Proops, who you'll remember from "Whose Line Is It Anyway."
He's got himself mixed up in an LA-based variety show at a comedy club, and he's relocated the set to Seattle for Bumbershoot. His show, "The Greg Proops Chat Show," is from 6 to 7 p.m., daily at the Comedy Stage South in the Charlotte Martin Theatre.
In my 20 minutes with the comic, he introduced himself to no less than 20 people, and talked about Carlton Fisk's taste in ladies, Fiona Apple as an elf, and why Drew Carey's the new king of television.
Proops: We used to play at the comedy underground which was across the street from the old ballpark when it was a low-bid dome. And all the ballplayers would come in after the game and drink at he bar upstairs. I don't want to say that the women they were chasing was of a surprising nature. It was kind of like sailor taste. They didn't care. They really didn't care.
SW: It's different for comedians, then?
Proops: I don't chase, so, I assume it is. No, it's no different for any man.
SW: Is being a comedian like being in a band in that sense?
Proops: Not that I know of. I've been married for 20 years.
I've got audio of the complete interview, but technical difficulties are preventing me from posting. And I've got to run out and catch the Cave Singers. See y'all in a few.