Whose Line Is It Anyway? but he's avoided the family-friendly pitfalls of his former co-stars. A raconteur and standup with almost vaudevillian lounge-lizard sensibilities, Proops also fancies himself as something of a public wit, as evidenced by his fantastic podcast, the humbly titled Smartest Man in the World, which he spun off into The Smartest Book in the World and international tour. The ever-prolific Proops also spearheads the Greg Proops Film Club, where he alerts fellow cineastes of classic films available on iTunes. Proops is kicking off his headlining weekend at the downtown Comedy Works (1226 15th St.) on Wednesday, August 23, with a live "Proopcast" recording followed by five more opportunities to catch his act. Showtimes and admission prices vary; visit the Comedy Works events page for details and tickets.
Greg Proops first gained national attention as a wry yet theatrical improviser on the late-’90s smash