Penguin, the world’s pre-eminent publisher of classic literature, has acquired publishing rights to the debut book from a man known worldwide for working without a script. Colin Mochrie, the popular award-winning actor and world-renowned master of improv, will release NOT QUITE THE CLASSICS for publication in fall 2012. The book was acquired, at auction, by Commissioning Editor Adrienne Kerr from agent Carly Watters at the P.S. Literary Agency.
Best known for his roles in Whose Line Is It Anyway? and This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Colin Mochrie has been making international audiences laugh for over 25 years. He entertains 80,000 audience members a year on his international improv tour with fellow improviser Brad Sherwood. Mr. Mochrie recently filmed an upcoming primetime show for a major US network, to be announced shortly.
Foreign Rights available from Taryn Fagerness Agency
See the full announcement at PearsonCanada.ca here.